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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Garden Closed

Miscellaneous | January 1 – December 3, 2019 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed on the first and third Tuesday of every month.

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | November 5 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall


 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Seminar 217, Risk Management: CANCELLED

Seminar | November 5 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: CANCELED, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Making the Complex Simple: Exploring New Amine Chemical Space via Unusual Reactive Intermediates

Seminar | November 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Jen Schomaker, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin Madison

 College of Chemistry

The need for efficient access to molecules of importance to human health drives the development of innovative synthetic methods. Our group has had a long-standing interest in exploring stereochemically complex molecular space not well-represented in typical drug screening libraries. This had led to new methods to transform simple precursors into densely functionalized amines, azetidines,...   More >

Molecular and epigenetic programs defining tumors-specific T cell differentiation and dysfunction

Seminar | November 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Andrea Schietinger, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

WASH Benefits: Randomized, controlled trials to evaluate the individual and combined impacts of water, sanitation, hygiene, and nutritional interventions on diarrhea and stunting in children in low-income, rural settings.

Lecture | November 5 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Lauren Goldstein

 Public Health, School of

Jack Colford, MD PhD, Professor of Epidemiology, will present on UC Berkeley being the coordinating center for two recent large (total N=13,797) randomized, controlled, factorial 7-arm trials in Bangladesh and Kenya supported by the Gates Foundation (the WASH BENEFITS studies) (1,2).  The trials were designed to investigate the effects of basic water, hygiene, sanitation, and nutrition...   More >

Matrix On Point: The Trump Impeachment

Panel Discussion | November 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Berkeley Law; Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy

 Social Science Matrix

With the 2020 general elections looming, the nominee for the Democratic Party undetermined, and a defiant and volatile president at the helm, the impeachment inquiry is sure to heat up in the weeks ahead. Join us on November 5 for a discussion about the Trump impeachment featuring Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law, and Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy.

  RSVP online

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professor Robert Reich

LinkedIN II: Maximize Your Online Professional Presence

Workshop | November 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

Make sure your LinkedIN profile is serving you by understanding what your readers look for. This hands-on workshop is a chance to incorporate tips from a UC Berkeley recruiter. We encourage you to bring a tablet, laptop or smart phone.

Updated UC Berkeley branded Wordpress theme

Meeting | November 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 105 Doe Library

 Leta Negandhi, Web Developer, Public Affairs


Mapping the East Bay's Long Lost History

Lecture | November 5 | 12-1 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), room 208

 Liam O'Donoghue, journalist, historian and podcast host, East Bay Yesterday

 UC Berkeley Extension

Every day we watch the landscape of the Bay Area - from historic buildings to natural environs - change before our eyes. Journalist and historian, Liam O'Donoghue, tracks these changes on a historical map called, "Long Lost Oakland," featuring some of the most impressive features of the local landscape that no longer exist: Piedmont Baths, a swimming complex with hot tubs, pools and a café; Idora...   More >

 FREE. Register online

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "The Aggregate Labor Supply Curve at the Extensive Margin: A Reservation Wedge Approach"

Presentation | November 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Benjamin Schoefer, 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 November 1.

Grief, Loss and the Healing Process During the Holidays (BEUHS186)

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

 Cheryl Krauter, MFT

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care Program

There is no grief like the grief that does not speak -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This can be a tough time of year for those who are dealing with aging and illness ... not only for them but for their partners, families, friends and communities. The pressure to celebrate, to be happy and full of joy can be exhausting. How do we meet grief and loss with authenticity and compassion so that the...   More >

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.

Narrow Path to a New NAFTA: Will USMCA Pass in 2019, 2020, or Never?

Colloquium | November 5 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Christopher Sands, Johns Hopkins University

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Public Law and Policy Program

The United States Mexico Canada Agreement was negotiated before the 2018 Mexican elections, then approved by the Mexican Congress. In 2019 Canadians went to the polls and re-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau whose Liberals are credited with managing relations with Washington and salvaging Canada's market aceess to the United States and Mexico. Now, as the US Congress considers when to start...   More >

Space Physics Seminar

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

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Family Formation and Crime

Seminar | November 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Maxim Massenkoff, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Global Internships Info Session

Information Session | November 5 | 2-4 p.m. | 105 César E. Chávez Student Center

 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!

H-1B Workshop

Workshop | November 5 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The main focus of this workshop are general H-1B eligibility requirements, eligible professional occupations, application process, and timing concerns.

Topics covered:
H-1B eligibility criteria
Types of jobs appropriate for H-1B
Minimum salary requirements
Employer's role
Application timing challenges
Options for F/J students/scholars

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 >

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

Workshop | November 5 | 3-4 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 >

New Directions in Bangladesh Studies: Recent Scholarship and New Publications

Panel Discussion | November 5 | 3-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Poulomi Saha, Assistant Professor of English, UC Berkeley; Nusrat S. Chowdhury, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Amherst College; Tariq Omar Ali, Associate Professor, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

 Charles Hirschkind, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Julia Bryan-Wilson, Professor of Art History, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Department of English, Masters of Development Practice, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of Economics, Department of History

A panel discussion on recent scholarship on Bangladesh-related studies with Nusrat S. Chowdhury, Tariq Omar Ali, and Poulomi Saha.

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Semiclassical resolvent bound for compactly supported Hölder continuous potentials

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

 Jacob Shapiro, ANU

 Department of Mathematics

We prove a weighted resolvent estimate for the semiclassical Schrödinger operator $-h^2 \Delta + V : L^2(\mathbb { R }^n) \to L^2(\mathbb { R }^n)$, $n \ge 3$. We assume the potential $V$ is compactly supported and α-Hölder continuous, $0< \alpha < 1$. The logarithm of the resolvent norm grows like $h^{-1-\frac {1-\alpha }{3 + \alpha }}\log (h^{-1})$ as the semiclassical parameter $h \to 0^+$....   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Finiteness conditions for local cohomology modules

Seminar | November 5 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Robin Hartshorne, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The local cohomology modules of a module M over a commutative noetherian ring A with supports in an ideal I are rarely finitely generated. I will describe two recent theories, that of D-modules in char. 0, and F-modules in char. p >0, where the additional structure allows one to factor a module into a composition series with simple quotients. This has applications, for example, in studying the...   More >

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: "Accounting for Cross-Country Income Differences: New Evidence from Multinational Firms”

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

 Vanessa Alviarez, Assistant Professor, Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia

 Department of Economics

We use data on the cross-border operations of multinational enterprises (MNE) to decompose cross-country differences in output-per worker into differences in ‘country embedded factors’ vs. differences in ‘aggregate firm know-how’. By ‘country-embedded factors’ we refer to the components of productivity that are internationally immobile and impact all firms inside a country, such as institutions,...   More >

What Drives Native American Poverty?

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

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Beth Redbird, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Faculty Fellow, Center for Native American and Indigenous Research, Northwestern University

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

Revisiting dry deposition of trace gases and particles in the atmosphere

Seminar | November 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Delphine Farmer, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University

 College of Chemistry

Dry deposition is a key process that removes trace gases and particles from the atmosphere, and thus one factor that controls the atmospheric lifetime of pollutants and short-lived climate forcers. In fact, dry deposition is the single largest component of uncertainty in our understanding of aerosol effects on climate. Despite its importance, dry deposition of trace gases and particles is poorly...   More >

Mathematics of deep learning?: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | November 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Roman Vershynin, University of California, Irvine

 Department of Statistics

Deep learning is a rapidly developing area of machine learning, which uses artificial neural networks to perform learning tasks. Although mathematical description of neural networks is simple, theoretical explanation of spectacular performance of deep learning remains elusive. Even the most basic questions about remain open. For example, how many different functions can a neural network compute?...   More >

Physics and AI: Achieving transferability in deep learning from minimal observations

Seminar | November 5 | 5-6 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Isaac Tamblyn

 Computational Materials at Berkeley

Computational Materials at Berkeley is hosting a seminar by Isaac Tamblyn tomorrow, November 5th, at 5pm in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Dr. Tamblyn is a Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada and his group works at the cutting edge of machine learning for materials discovery. There will be free food and refreshments available.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The reach of an algebraic variety

Seminar | November 5 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Madeleine Weinstein, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The reach of a real algebraic variety is its distance to its medial axis, the locus of points in Euclidean space that have more than one nearest point on the variety. The reach is important in topological data analysis because it determines the density of sample points needed to compute the persistent homology of a variety. We discuss algebraic properties of bottlenecks and curvature, which...   More >

Late Along the Edgelands: Poems by Eric Falci

Reading - Literary | November 5 | 5-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Eric Falci, Professor of English, UC Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies

Join the IES Irish Studies Program for a reading of selections from Late Along the Edgelands, the first book of poems by Eric Falci.

Eric Falci is the former director of the UC Berkeley Irish Studies Program and professor in the Department of English, where he teaches and writes about Irish and British poetry.

For more information about the...   More >

TSH Talk Tuesday at 5 pm: Margaret Fuller, Transcendental Gossip, and the Strange Case of Electrical Psychology

Lecture | November 5 | 5 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall

 Kim Adams, Lecturer, College Core Curriculum at New York University

 Department of English

We cordially invite you to join the Theories of Science and the Humanities Working Group for a talk tomorrow (Tuesday, November 5) by Kim Adams of NYU English. The talk will take place at 5:00 pm in 330 Wheeler (the English Department lounge). Please note that this is a room change from the previous announcement!

Kim will be discussing her recent research on mesmerism and 19th-century feminism...   More >

Global Macroeconomic Trends: Catalysts and Implications Expert Panel

Panel Discussion | November 5 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | 505 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 Mohsin Hafeez, MBA, CFP®, Adjunct Faculty, Finance and Macroeconomics, UC Berkeley Extension; Tushar Yadava, BS, MA, Director and Strategist, Blackrock, Director and Strategist, Blackrock; Gary Schlossberg, BS, MSc, Vice President & Senior Economist, Wells Fargo Asset Management; Brian Leach, Senior Vice President, Fixed Income Strategies, PIMCO; John Savarese, MD, MBA, Managing Partner, BAIATEQ, LLC

 Brett Yokom, Instructor, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Countdown 2020: Is the economic recovery facing a bump in the road, or hitting a wall?

A year before a historic Presidential election, our nation looks askance. It’s been the longest, albeit tepid, recovery in several decades,...   More >

  Register online

Cultural Legacy of the Pre-Ashkenazic Jews in Eastern Europe: 2019 Taubman Lectures: Moshe Taube

Lecture | November 5 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Easton Hall

 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Moshe Taube, Hebrew University

 Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, Department of History, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Center for Jewish Studies, Jewish Studies at UC Davis, Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University, Hamaqom

Lecture 1: Tuesday, October 29th, 7:00 pm
Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe: The Beginnings

Lecture 2: Thursday, October 31st, 7:00 pm
Translations from Hebrew in Russia in the 13th-15th Centuries CE: By Converts?

Lecture 3: Tuesday, November 5th, 5:30 pm
Translations from Hebrew in Russia in the Second Half of the 15th Century and the Heresy of the Judaizers

  RSVP by emailing TaubmanLectures@gmail.com

2019 Innovators@Cal: Fostering Innovation Across UC Berkeley

Conference/Symposium | November 5 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Hosted by Big Ideas, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, CITRIS Tech for Social Good, Fung Institute, Women in Tech Initiative (WITI), BHEP (Haas), and The Foundry, Innovators@Cal is an exciting event which fosters collaboration across the UC Berkeley campus. If you have an idea or startup, are looking to form or join a team, or are interested in the entrepreneurship resources available -...   More >

  RSVP online

Pre-proposal Writing Workshop: Storytelling for Innovation

Workshop | November 5 | 6-7:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 The Big Ideas Contest

Receive guidance and feedback on how to effectively craft your Big Ideas pre-proposal. Big Ideas advisors will walk you through every element that is required in your 3-page pre-proposal submission and any answer questions you have.

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.

Holloway Poetry Series: Erica Hunt / with Eliot D’Silva

Reading - Literary | November 5 | 6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

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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