<< Wednesday, November 13, 2019 >>

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

OmniX - an accelerator-centric OS architecture for omni-programmable systems

Seminar | November 13 | 10-11 a.m. | Soda Hall, 510 Soda Hall

 Mark Silbertein, Israel Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Future systems will be omni-programmable: alongside CPUs, GPUs,
Security accelerators and FPGAs, they will execute user code
near-storage, near-network, and near-memory...   More >

How SMC complexes shape genomes

Seminar | November 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 David Rudner, Harvard Medical School

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Domain-wall boundary conditions and the Macdonald polynomials

Seminar | November 13 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Aaron Brookner, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

For a certain choice of boundary conditions, the 6-vertex model's partition function has an elegant formula in terms of determinants. We associate a variable to each row and each column of the grid, which can be interpreted as a physical "inhomogeneity" factor. It follows from the YBE that the partition function is symmetric in the row variables, and in the column variables, separately; we will...   More >

Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group

Meeting | November 13 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 College of Chemistry

One of the initiatives that stemmed from the results of our academic climate survey is the Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group (DIFG) series. These College of Chemistry-wide focus groups aim to provide a structured, recurring, neutral space for members of the CoC community to:

- regularly explore and engage in challenging conversations about a variety of topics that have been identified as...   More >

Study Abroad Office Hours at EOP

Miscellaneous | October 2 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, EOP at MLK BNorth

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at EOP every Wednesday from 11:30am-1:30pm during the fall semester to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up for a spot on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

Operachi: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | November 13 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Noted Operachi singer Juanita Ulloa with Mariachi Luz de Oro de Berkeley

Free. No reserved seating.

Doors: 12:00pm
Concert: 12:15-1pm

Travel Like a Transfer

Information Session | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 105 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you a transfer student who is interested in studying abroad? Attend this information session and learn how you can study abroad during your time at Cal.

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Visualizing the Assembly of Influenza Viral RNA"

Seminar | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Seema Lakdawala, University of Pittsburgh

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Seema Lakdawala is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. She received her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences at the University of California, San Diego and completed her postdoctoral research at the National Institutes of Health. Her lab focuses on emergence of pandemic influenza viruses and uses cutting-edge microscopy...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Molly Schumer: Title TBA

Seminar | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Molly Schumer

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Artist's Talk: Sylvia Fein

Lecture | November 13 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Artist Sylvia Fein offers her thoughts and insights into selected works on view in her MATRIX exhibition.

Hanif Qureshi | The Police and Rape Myths in India

Lecture | November 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Hanif Qureshi, Inspector General of Police in Haryana

 Pradeep Chhibber, Professor of Political Science and Indo-American Community Chair in India Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of Political Science, Department of Rhetoric, Masters of Development Practice

A talk by Dr. Hanif Qureshi, the Inspector General of Police in Haryana. He is also a criminologist who has written extensively on the Indian police. His ongoing research work revolves around "rape myths," with a particular focus on the reasons Indian police officers turn away complainants of sexual violence.

Change the Subject: A Documentary About Labels, Libraries, and Activism

Film - Documentary | November 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


This documentary chronicles the efforts of a group of Dartmouth College students to promote the rights and dignity of undocumented people by amending instances of anti-immigrant terminology in the library catalog. Their advocacy took them from their campus library to the halls of Congress, and describes how a cataloging phrase became a flashpoint in the immigration debate.

CITRIS Research Exchange - Irma Olguin Jr

Seminar | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 310

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12 pm and is hosted at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus unless otherwise noted. Register by the Monday prior to the event to receive lunch.

  RSVP online

Archaeology and Heritage of Slavery at the Jesuit Vineyards of Nasca

Lecture | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Brendan Weaver, Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford Archaeology Center

 Archaeological Research Facility

This presentation considers recent advances in the archaeological and community engaged work of the Haciendas of Nasca Archaeological Project (PAHN) and the role of the archaeology of slavery and hacienda as critical community heritage in south coastal Peru.

Effective Resume Writing

Workshop | November 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

Create a resume that gets attention and results. Learn how to create a document that highlights your transferable skills and the strengths of your unique work history.

Together and Separate: Controversies, Ambivalence, and Barriers to Treating Co-Occurring Mental Health needs among Rural People with Opioid Addictions

Colloquium | November 13 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Claire Snell-Rood, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

There is widespread agreement on the co-occurrence of substance use and mental health conditions and the related need to integrate behavioral health services to address these needs in concert. However, in the case of the treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD), there are considerable controversies about the role of behavioral therapies in medication assisted treatment (MAT, e.g., buprenorphine),...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | November 13 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and strategies for connecting with faculty members who can guide you.

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 >

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | November 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Introduction to Outer space

Seminar | November 13 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Karen Vogtmann, University of Warwick

 Department of Mathematics

Outer space is a contractible space on which the group $Out(F_n)$ of outer sutomorphisms of a free group acts with finite stabiizers. It is analogous to the symmetric space of positive-definite quadratic forms, with its action by $GL(n,\mathbb Z)$ or the Teichmuller space of a surface, with its action by the mapping class group of the surface. I will define Outer space, then show how to find a...   More >

BLISS Seminar: Towards an Average-case Complexity of High-dimensional Statistics

Seminar | November 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Guy Bresler, MIT

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The prototypical high-dimensional statistical estimation problem entails finding a structured signal in noise. These problems have traditionally been studied in isolation, with researchers aiming to develop statistically and computationally efficient algorithms, as well as to try to understand the fundamental limits governing the interplay between statistical and computational cost. In this talk...   More >

EERI Berkeley Student Chapter General Body Meeting #2

Meeting | November 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Graduate Assembly

Discuss the activities for the year

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 11, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Cohomology of the moduli space of cubic threefolds and its compactifications (NOTE: Special Day)

Seminar | November 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Samuel Grushevsky, Stony Brook University

 Department of Mathematics

The moduli space of complex cubic threefolds admits various compactifications, from the point of view of K-stability (proven by Y. Liu and C. Xu to be the same as the GIT compactification), as a ball quotient, or via intermediate Jacobians. We compute and compare the cohomology of these various compactifications. Based on joint work with S. Casalaina-Martin, K. Hulek, and R. Laza.

FPF Speaker Series

Colloquium | November 13 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | FPF Building (Academic Hall), Room 102

 2515 Hillegass Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Dr. Aparajita Nanda, Instructor, Fall Program for Freshmen; Dr. Seth Lunine, Instructor, Fall Program for Freshmen

 Fall Program for Freshmen, UC Berkeley Extension, College of Letters & Science

The Fall Program for Freshmen speaker series highlights activities and research that cultivate skills for community engagement and promoting social justice.  Each session features two current instructors who share work derived from interdisciplinary or collaborative projects. 

FPF Speaker Series

Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: Homological Stability I

Seminar | November 13 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Alexander Bertoloni Meli, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Fung Institute presents: Engineering Leadership Speaking Series

Lecture | September 4 – November 20, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 4-5:30 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Join UC Berkeley Master of Engineering students for an executive speaker series with leaders from different technology industries. The technology industry forms a vital part of the Northern California economy and these sessions provide an opportunity to deepen your understanding and connections. Engage with innovative leaders from top companies, deepen your industry and functional knowledge and...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Learning for Decision-Making: Dynamics and Economics

Colloquium | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Nika Haghtalab, Cornell

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Machine learning systems are increasingly used for automated decision making; for example for designing economic policies and for identifying qualified candidates in education or finance. When designing such systems, it is important to consider how changes in the target population or the environment affect the performance of the systems...   More >

Creating Balance: The Mission of Economic Policy

Lecture | November 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Laszlo Gyorgy, Minister of State for Economic Strategy and Regulation, Ministry for Innovation and Technology in Hungary

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

Hungary’s economic policy is currently in the process of restoring balance to a critical imbalance generated in the four decades between 1970 and 2010. Hungary can be considered a laboratory, where a conundrum is being resolved, step by step. Not all measures are equally successful or easy to implement, but the negative trends have reversed. Hungary, a country of 10 million people, broke away...   More >

504 and Beyond: Disability Politics and the Black Panther Party

Lecture | November 13 | 4-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 630 Bechtel Room

 Sami Schalk, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

How did the Black Panther Party engage with disability politics in their activism and revolutionary agenda? Sami Schalk will explore their involvement in the 1977 504 sit-in and use their work to make larger arguments about how black activists articulate and enact disability politics differently than the mainstream, white disability rights movement.

Existence and uniqueness of the Liouville quantum gravity metric for $\gamma \in (0,2)$: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Jason Miller, University of Cambridge

 Department of Statistics

Liouville quantum gravity (LQG) is in some sense the canonical model of a two-dimensional Riemannian manifold and is defined using the (formal) metric tensor
\[ e^{\gamma h(z)} (dx^2 + dy^2)\]
where $h$ is an instance of some form of the Gaussian free field and $\gamma \in (0,2)$ is a parameter. This expression does not make literal sense since $h$ is a distribution and not a function, so...   More >

Topology Seminar: The rational Euler characteristic of $Out(F_n)$

Seminar | November 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Karen Vogtmann, University of Warwick

 Department of Mathematics

The rational Euler characteristics of many arithmetic groups can be expressed in terms of values of zeta functions, and Harer and Zagier showed that the same is true for surface mapping class groups. J. Smillie and I found a generating function for the rational Euler characteristic of $Out(F_n)$ in 1987. This made computer calculations possible but did not yield qualitative information. I will...   More >

Study Abroad as an Econ major

Information Session | November 13 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you an Economics major interested in study abroad? Hear from former study abroad participants and learn about how you can earn major credit abroad.

On the Edge of Chaos: Khirbet er-Ra'i in the 11th Century BC

Lecture | November 13 | 5-6 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, 102 (Phoebe Hearst Museum Gallery)

 Kyle Kreimer, PhD, Archaeology and History of Ancient Israel, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

 Near Eastern Studies

At Khirbet er-Rai, a small site in southern Canaan (Israel), the presence of monumental building remains point to the site’s important local and interregional role in the 11th century BC, a century of social, economic, and political transformation to a key region site in the southern Levant following the 12th century destruction of nearby Lachish. This talk will present the finds from Khirbet...   More >

Career Connections: Biotech Connect

Social Event | November 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking alumni and professionals working in various areas of biotechnology including biomed, pharmaceuticals, food discovery, robotics, and more!

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Blockchain Identity Panel and Self-Sovereign Identity Incubator (SSI) Pitches

Panel Discussion | November 13 | 6:30-9 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 Greg Kidd, Co-founder and CEO, GlobalId Inc.; John Patrick Kelly, Member Board of Directors, Evernym, Inc

 Lisa Hawke, VP Security and Compliance, Everlaw

 Maya Kanehara, Managing Director, Self Sovereign Identity Incubator

 UC Berkeley Extension, EPIC TECH EVENTS

Join us on November 13 at 6:30 pm at UC Berkeley Extension's San Francisco Center for a unique blockchain identity panel and for self-sovereign identity Incubator (SSI) pitches.

  Register online

Career Connections: Biotech

Special Event | November 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Bechtel Engineering Center

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Meet Berkeley alumni working in biotech for an evening of advice, tips, and networking.


Kicks off with a quick mini-panel: Your first job — Negotiating and Navigating

  RSVP online

The Time of “Women’s Work”

Film - Series | November 13 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cinema and human labor are linked through the ephemeral experience of time. As a time-based medium, film is uniquely able to reveal the complex temporalities of work. But it is the work of women—often overlooked or even invisible—that poses unique challenges for the medium. This program focuses on four experimental approaches to the temporalities of women’s work. Harun Farocki’s classic video An...   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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Object Lessons: The Egyptian Collections of the University of California, Berkeley

Exhibit - Artifacts | November 11, 2019 – May 22, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery and Corridor

 Friends of The Bancroft Library, Bancroft Library, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Object Lessons brings together ancient and modern Egyptian artifacts from the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in an exhibition in The Bancroft Library Gallery and Corridor. In the gallery, we invite you to explore how items from everyday life were created and discarded, excavated and conserved, from antiquity to the present day. The corridor...   More >

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 >

Guided Tours: Strange

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 4 – November 27, 2019 every Wednesday | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange, which features a diverse array of works from the BAMPFA collection invoking the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous.