Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Sub-Riemannian limit of the differential form heat kernels of contact manifolds
Seminar | December 10 | 3:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Hadrian Quan, UIUC
In this talk I will report on joint work with Pierre Albin in which we study heat kernel of the Hodge Laplacian on a contact manifold endowed with a family of Riemannian metrics that blow-up the directions transverse to the contact distribution. We apply this to analyze the behavior of global spectral invariants such as the eta-invariant and the determinant of the Laplacian. Time permitting, I... More >
Sale | December 8 – 13, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | South Side of Mulford Hall
It's time for UC Berkeley Forestry Club's annual Christmas Tree sale! Every year, students travel to the Sierra Nevada to harvest trees donated by Sierra Pacific Industries, which would not normally survive to maturity. Students hand-fall your very own holiday tree! The species that are to be harvested are white fir and incense-cedar. Other species can be requested, but may not be available... More >
Workshop | December 10 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center
Mary Kelly, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Disability Specialist, Be Well at Work - Disability Management
Disability Management: Understanding the Process II-A Deeper Dive. This workshop is a hands-on continuation and application of concepts learned in the Disability Management: Understanding the Process workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to work through 'real' case scenarios, suggested by participants, we will...
- Do detailed analysis of work restrictions
- Identify... More >
Workshop | December 10 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building
2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.
Presentation | December 10 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall
Ten groups of students from the highly popular CE 153 Airport Design Class will present their final term projects. Project themes cover an interesting spectrum of real-time aviation problems, and futuristic concepts. Real-time themes range from topics such as redesigning airports to address climate change, analysis of delays using machine learning, airport-apron energy use consumption, and... More >
Seminar | December 10 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall
Dr. James Cooper
Information Session | December 10 | 11-11:30 a.m. | Online
Tim Bombosch, Ph.D.
Business analysts use strategy, operational processes, requirements management and expertise to lead organizations through complex changes. Learn how this certificate program can help you move into a BA position, advance in your career or prepare to take the International Institute of Business Analysis' Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) exam or the Project Management Institute's... More >
Seminar | December 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Vicinal (1,2-disubstituted) functional group motifs are ubiquitous in structurally complex small molecules that are of academic and industrial importance, including many widely used pharmaceutical agents. Many such functional group combinations, however, remain exceptionally challenging to synthesize. The goal of research in the Engle lab is to develop a general catalytic platform
for alkene and... More >
Seminar | December 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2108 Allston Way (Berkeley Wireless Research Center), Rabaey room
Ali Moin, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
With the explosive growth of the smart society and Internet of Things, enormous amounts of information are available in the enhanced world around us and the cyber-world beyond. Hence the traditional human input/output modalities (sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch as inputs, and motor control as output) no longer have the necessary bandwidth or expressiveness to effectively deal with... More >
Sale | December 10 – 17, 2019 every day | 12-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, 3rd floor
Browse our selection of artist-made ceramics, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and jewelry. The shop is open Dec. 10 to 19, from noon to 10 p.m. during the week and noon to 5 p.m. on the weekend. The art studio also sells gift certificates for art classes, which are good for one year and can be applied to any type of class if the fees are the same.
Presentation | December 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 337B Cory Hall
Dexter Scobee's Dissertation talk on "Approaches to Safety in Inverse Reinforcement Learning"
Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 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.
Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty: The role of adaptive management in an international water management agreement
Colloquium | December 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Tyler Nodine, Canadian Studies
The Columbia River Treaty (CRT) is a nearly 60-year-old agreement between the U.S and Canada that has been recognized globally as a model for international cooperation on hydropower and flood control objectives. However, the treaty has also had detrimental social and environmental implications. Now the Treaty is being renegotiated and adaptive management may help optimize multiple objectives in... More >
Information Session | December 10 | 2-3 p.m. | Zoom Webinar
Applications for Fall 2021 are now open and will close on Friday, January 10, 2020. Come and virtually meet the Product Development Program's Executive Director, Dr. Keith Alexander, and a current student to learn more about our professional 9-month Master's program in Chemical Engineering. This webinar will be recorded and shared at the end of the event.
Register here:... 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 >
Seminar | December 10 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
Michael Platt, Director, Wharton Neuroscience Initiative; Department of Neuroscience, Perelman School of Medicine; University of Pennsylvania
Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory Seminar: Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Formula for modular forms of arbitrary weight in the cases of analytic ranks 0 and 1
Seminar | December 10 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Dimitar Jetchev, EPFL and Inpher, Inc.
I will report on recent results on the computation of the $p$-part of the leading term of the $L$-function of a modular form of arbitrary weight at the central point in the cases when the order of vanishing is at most 1. Unlike the classical case of weight 2 modular forms, qualitatively different arguments are needed in the higher-weight case. After explaining the difference, I will indicate how... More >
Lecture | December 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall
Birth Strike Lays bare how U.S. politics around race and immigration are closely connected to the struggle for reproductive freedom, both in the past and today. You will never think about reproductive rights in the same way again.
Ibram X. Kendi, author, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America and How to Be an Antiracist, director, Antiracist Research... More >
Information Session | December 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 212 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)
Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.
Reception | December 10 | 4-6 p.m. | Latinx Research Center
Celebrate the semester's end with colleagues, community, and friends at The Latinx Research Center's annual Holiday Pachanga.
We'll have food, music, and a Mercado Navideño featuring local artists and vendors selling original and handmade gifts including jewelry, healing goods, clothing, and more.
Performing Arts - Other | December 10 | 6-9 p.m. | Goethe-Institut
Mervete Bobaj; Dan Thy Nguyen
This evening with cultural activists Mervete Bobaj (Berlin) and Dan Thy Nguyen (Hamburg) is part of two-day symposium. The event is structured around the theme of archives of migration and the role of knowledge transmission. This focus seems extremely relevant in light of recent developments that urgently require innovative approaches, yet tend to replicate failed models. The European refugee... More >
RSVP online by December 9.
Social Event | December 10 – 17, 2019 every Tuesday | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Raleigh's
2438 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
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.
Course | December 10 – 17, 2019 every Tuesday | 7-8:30 p.m. | 650 Barrows Hall
Take advantage of the opportunity to visit Toast of Berkeley, a Toastmasters Club right here on the Berkeley campus.
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 >
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 >