Thursday, November 21, 2019
Applied Math Seminar: Fast boundary integral tools for the rheology of periodic suspensions and other Stokes flow problems
Seminar | November 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Alex Barnett, Flatiron institute
Integral equation methods are ideal for high-order accurate, linear-scaling solvers for viscous flows involving rigid or non-rigid particles, possibly in confined geometries. We focus on computing the effective shear viscosity of a suspension of 2D rigid particles with periodic boundary conditions, whose applications include industrial flows and complex fluids. We overview recent new tools needed... More >
Seminar | November 21 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Luya Wang, UC Berkeley
Grid homology for knots and links provides combinatorial invariants corresponding to those from knot Floer homology. We will define grid homology and the Legendrian invariants coming from it, following the exposition in Grid Homology for Knots and Links by Stipsicz, Ozsváth, and Szabó. As applications, we will use these Legendrian invariants to give examples of Legendrian non-simple knots and a... More >
Seminar | November 21 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business
Alexander Gorbenko, Marshall School of Business; University of Southern California
Joint with Haas Finance Seminar
Seminar | November 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Meredith Startz, Professor, Stanford
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 >
Seminar | November 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall
Kara Emery, University of Nevada, Reno
An important goal of vision science is to understand the coding strategies underlying the representation of visual information. I will describe experiments and analyses where we have explored these coding strategies using two different approaches. In the first approach, we factor-analyzed individual differences in observers color judgments to reveal the representational structure of color... More >
Bancroft Library Roundtable: “To make letters live, that men themselves may have more life”: Manuscript Analysis and the Lettering Arts
Lecture | November 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room
Chris McDonald, Assistant Pictorial Archivist, The Bancroft Library
The Bancroft Library is home to one of the more significant collections of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in the nation. Chris McDonald will discuss the esoteric tradition of study of letterforms in the scripts found in such documents, illustrating this analysis along the way.
The Lewis-Latimer Room has a maximum capacity of 28 people. The doors will be shut and no more attendees may enter once the room is at capacity.
Miscellaneous | August 29 – November 21, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West
Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students.
Lecture | November 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Amy Franceschini, founder of Futurefarmers
This weeks A+D Thursdays speaker is Amy Franceschini, the founder of Futurefarmers, a group of artists, designers, farmers, and architects with a common interest in creating frameworks of participation that recalibrate our cultural compass. Their work uses various media to enact situations that disassemble habitual apparatus: public policy, urban... More >
Lecture | November 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor
Craig Federighi, Senior VP, Software Engineering, Apple
Society of Women Engineers, UC Berkeley College of Engiennering
Workshop | November 21 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Julia Anable, Ph.D., Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance
Mindfulness and meditation are practices that all of us can integrate into our lives. Doing so yields profound benefits -- emotionally, physically and interpersonally. No matter how busy you are, there are techniques -- some requiring only one minute -- that are possible to incorporate into your daily existence. This workshop will provide tools you can use to enhance your life, and will end with... More >
Performing Arts - Music | November 21 | 12:15-1 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge
Billy Fang, Student - Music Department; Jolie Huang, Student - Music Department
Student Pianists Billy Fang and Jolie Huang perform Beethoven's "Sonata No 28 in A major, Op 101" and "Sonata No. 32 in C minor, op 111"
RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at email@example.com by November 20.
Lecture | November 21 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Dena Adnan Al-Adeeb, University of California, Davis
The Spectacle of Empire critically investigates the relationship between art, architecture and archaeology and militarized visual culture, analyzed against the historical and political backdrop of imperial and neoliberal processes in the Middle East. Drawing from the fields of postcolonial theory, visual culture, and media studies, The Spectacle of Empire sheds light on the United States 2003... More >
Seminar | November 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Leah Krubitzer, University of California, Davis
Lecture | November 21 | 1-2:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Garden members are invited to take an in-depth look into the Australasia Collection with Horticulturist James Fong. This diverse collection represents flora from the temperate, subtropical, and tropical climates of Australia, New Zealand, and more!
Course | November 21 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall
This comprehensive foundation course details the process of using Microsoft Publisher for desktop publishing; including the development and design of publications that incorporate text, graphics, and objects for internal production or commercial printing. Learning Objectives Identify the elements of the Microsoft Publisher interface. Define page layout and structure to organize pages and... 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
Seminar | November 21 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
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 >
Colloquium | November 21 | 3 p.m. | CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)
Seminar | November 21 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Tadeu Siqueira, Brazilian ecologist and Professor at São Paulo State University, will present: "Responses of stream biodiversity to natural and anthropogenic processes in Brazil: challenges and opportunities for conservation." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.
Seminar | November 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Kay Tye, University of California, San Diego
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Lecture | November 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)
Anthony Fontes, Assistant Professor in the School of International Service at American University, American University
Maras (transnational gangs) like the MS-13 stand at the center of ever-growing politics of fear. Based on years of fieldwork in Central America, Anthony W. Fontes illuminates how the maras became the regions public enemy #1. However, the problem goes beyond gangs. By providing cover for a host of other actors taking advantage of extreme violence, maras help create a sense of order in the midst... More >
Panel Discussion | November 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall
Brandi Wilkins Catanese, Associate Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley; Janelle Reinelt, Professor Emerita, University of Warwick, UC Irvine; Shannon Steen, Associate Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley
Coinciding with the TDPS production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle, this panel discussion will explore how Bertolt Brecht's work speaks to contemporary concerns, and what it can teach us about history, emotion, estrangement, and theater.
Information Session | November 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Alexander Jaffe, doctoral candidate in Molecular and Cell Biology, will share insights on how to find, and be selected for, off-campus research opportunities such as Research Experiences for Undergraduates (https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/) and more. This event was extremely popular at the Research and Scholarships Fair, so we decided to run it again. Don't miss it!
Colloquium | November 21 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Kirsten Wickelgren, Duke University
A rational plane curve of degree d is a polynomial map from the line to the plane of degree d. There are finitely many such curves passing through 3d-1 points, and this number is independent of (generically) chosen points over the complex numbers. The problem of determining these numbers turns out to be deep and connected to string theory. It was not until the 1990's that Kontsevich determined... More >
Foerster Lectures on the Immortality of the Soul featuring Jane Taylor: On Uncertainty: Wittgenstein: Habits of Thought and Thoughts of Habit
Lecture | November 21 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Taylor's lecture is about uncertainty. The lecture will be accessible and interesting to a broad audience. She will be engaged with the English, Drama, and other departments on campus as her work is widely respected.
Film - Documentary | November 21 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall | Canceled
Yehuda Sharim, UC Merced
Amid the backdrop of a contentious presidential election, a health clinic in Southwest Houston is run by and for immigrants and refugees. A family from Iran is bound by love as they build a new home in the citys most diverse neighborhood.
Yehuda Sharim is a scholar, filmmaker, and an Assistant Professor in the Program of Global Art Studies, University of California, Merced. He has directed... More >
Singing Schubert, Hearing Race: Black Concert Singers and the German Lied in Interwar Central Europe
Lecture | November 21 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Kira Thurman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Kira Thurman explores the rise in popularity of African American classical musicians in interwar Germany and Austria. Singing Lieder by Schubert, Brahms, and others, they challenged audiences expectations of what a black performer looked and sounded like in the transatlantic jazz age. Audiences labeled singers such as Marian Anderson and Roland Hayes negroes with white souls, and marveled at... More >
35th Colin and Elsa Miller Lecture: Elections and Protests: Government Influence and Social Attitudes in Todays Russia
Lecture | November 21 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220
The year 2019 has been marked by several unexpected developments. The Moscow city council elections, usually a non-event, resulted in mass street protests after the government barred undesired candidates from the race. The police responded with unprecedented brutality. The prosecution of some of the protesters was extremely arbitrary, even by Russian standards. What followed was a campaign of... More >
Lecture | November 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Deepa Natarajan, UC Botanical Garden
Betel nuts (Areca catechu) and leaves (Piper betle), are for many, a part of daily life in Southern India. Come explore the world of vethela paaku (the preparation of betel leaves and nuts) through a visual journey through Southern India.
Deepa Natarajan is the Program Coordinator at the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, where she has transformed her love of plants into a year-round series of... More >
Performing Arts - Other | November 21 | 7-9 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Come enjoy musical performances by I-House residents at this benefit concert! All proceeds will go to Save the Children, an organization helping children and families who are fleeing violence in Syria. General admission is $10 and admission with an alcoholic beverage is $15 but you can always donate more.
Resident Benefit Concert
Thursday, Nov. 21, 7-9pm | Chevron Auditorium
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Film - Feature | November 21 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Babette Mangolte, Cinematographer
Routine Pleasures is an essay film in which Manny Farbers work plays an essential role and my closer-than-close relationship to him is abundantly evoked. It is not a documentary on Manny (he never appears in it). It is a meditation on method and work, the American landscape, the male imaginary, the high and low of American culture, the materialist nature of artistic imagination, friendship, the... More >
Performing Arts - Theater | November 19 – 21, 2019 every day | 7-9 p.m. | Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)
Timothy L. Quirus
To gaze into her eyes would be to know all the secrets of the universe; rendering mankind into stone. The Mythologies of the triple goddess, as well as Medusa, continue to ripple through history to modern day culture, and mirror the human experience. Is her story complete? What has been left out, and why is the gorgon perpetuated as a monster for the modern world?
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 - Photography | August 28, 2019 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center, 220 Stephens
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.
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 >
Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library
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 >
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 >