Friday, January 24, 2020
Sport - Intercollegiate - Swimming & Diving | January 24 | Spieker Aquatics Complex
Cal Men's Swimming & Diving hosts Arizona at Spieker Aquatics Complex.
Conference/Symposium | January 24 – 25, 2020 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Betty Irene Moore Hall, Room 1800
2570 48th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817
Please join COEH UC Berkeley and UC Davis for the 2020 COEH Builds Bridges Symposium: Warehouses, Wildfires, and Workplace Injuries.
COEH Builds Bridges was launched in 2017, and rotating biannually between Berkeley and Sacramento. This event is a merger of the 42nd Annual UC Berkeley Lela Morris Symposium, and 38th Annual UC Davis Occupational & Environmental Medicine Symposium.
Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Gardens lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.
Workshop | January 23 – 24, 2020 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
This two-day class will introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy.
More details and registration link coming soon!
Member Adult $175, Adult $190
Information Session | January 24 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research
The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.
Meeting | January 24 – May 1, 2020 every other Friday | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library
Find more information on the BIDS Events list: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.
Workshop | January 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
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 >
Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 24 | 12 p.m. | Haas Pavilion
Cal Women's Basketball hosts Utah in conference action at Haas Pavilion.
Information Session | January 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars
Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year!
The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a... More >
Lecture | January 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall
Please join us on January 24, 2020 from 12pm-1:30pm for a Matrix Lecture by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. She will discuss her book, Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership.
Seminar | January 24 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Allan Sly, Princeton University
Replica Symmetry Breaking for Random Regular NAESAT
Ideas from physics have predicted a number of important properties of random constraint satisfaction problems such as the satisfiability threshold and the free energy (the exponential growth rate of the number of solutions). Another prediction is the condensation regime where most of the solutions are contained in a small number of clusters... More >
Workshop | January 24 | 1-2 p.m. | TBA César E. Chávez Student Center
Student Learning Center
Are you looking to enhance your language skills? Do you want to expand your community at Cal and around the world? The SLC Language Exchange Program introduces you to the linguistic and cultural diversity at Cal. Come learn how you can become a polyglot and discover how we connect hundreds of language enthusiasts all over the world. RSVP at bit.ly/lepinfo-sp20.
Information Session | January 24 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application
Seminar | January 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall | Note change in date and location
Controlling the exact atomic structure is an ultimate form of materials engineering. Atomic manipulation and atom-by-atom assembly can create functional structures that are hard to synthesize chemically. Defects at the one- or few-atom-scale have intriguing properties that can be applied to fields like quantum engineering (e.g. nitrogen vacancy center, single photon emitter, etc. ), and... More >
Information Session | January 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Mary Crabb, UCDC
Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.
Social Event | January 24 | 2-3 p.m. | International House
Kick off the semester by joining Berkeley International Office in hiking up to the Big C! At the top of this easy hike, you're treated to a breathtaking view of the bay.
We will meet in front of the International House at 2 PM. Bring comfy hiking shoes, water, and a flashlight. This event may be canceled due to weather, so please keep an eye on the Facebook event page for updates.
Sport - Intercollegiate - Swimming & Diving | January 24 | 2 p.m. | Spieker Aquatics Complex
Cal Women's Swimming & Diving hosts University of Arizona at Spieker Aquatics Complex.
Seminar | January 24 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley
For some planar stochastic growth models such as Hammersely-Aldous-Diaconis and Exclusion Processes, multiline and multiclass processes are studied to explore the monotonicity of the underlying growth mechanism. In this talk I compare these two processes, and give an overview of some recent results about them.
Workshop | January 24 | 3-4 p.m. | TBA César E. Chávez Student Center
Student Learning Center
In this 1-hour workshop, you will learn about the expectations for writing at a top-tier research university and acquire the seven golden strategies to thriving as an academic writer at Cal. Whether you are a first semester student or graduating senior, you will gain the insight and know-how to take your writing to the next level.
Workshop | January 24 | 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 3 January, Major General Qassem Suleimani of Irans Islamic Revolutionary Corps Guard was assassinated by a U.S. drone strike upon his arrival at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. The next day, President Trump ordered the deployment of 3,500 U.S. troops to the... More >
Social Event | January 24 | 3-4:30 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center
Kick-off the semester with our first LEP social of the year: our Lunar New Year Celebration this Friday, 1/24, from 3-4:30PM! Observed throughout East and Southeast Asia, Lunar New Year marks the start of the lunisolar calendar and is a time for gathering with friends and family and welcoming good luck for the next year.
Join us to celebrate with traditional games and crafts, sample some yummy... More >
Seminar | January 24 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Over the past year Iâve been doing a good deal of thinking about the broad way weâve framed the work of research data management and preservation, and the roles of various parties (researchers, data curators, repositories, etc.) in this effort. The dominant model to date has been one of describing datasets, archiving them into repositories, and assuming that they will be discovered and reused... More >
Seminar | January 24 | 3:10-4:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Field(s): Macroeconomics, Behavioral Economics, Finance
Film - Documentary | January 24 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A cinema institution unto herself, the delightfully irreverent Agnès Varda conducts a personal career retrospective as only she can: with accomplished skill, inimitable charm, wit, reverie, and copious wonder. The many outlets of her boundless creativity (photography, art, filmmaking, and architecture) coalesce as Varda shares insight into her artistic fancies and flights in the many projects of... More >
Seminar | January 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
How did the recent revolution in the science of halide perovskites begin? The chemical versatility and structure diversity in the class of hybrid organic inorganic main metal halides is astounding. The interplay of weak covalent and ionic bonding in the inorganic framework allows the formation of an amazingly broad variety of structures most of which can be divided into two larger classes:... More >
Lecture | January 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Kumar Chellapilla, Lyft
Lyft's Kumar Chellapilla will present Lyfts Approach to Developing Self-Driving Technology at the ITS Transportation Seminar Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building at 4 p.m
Seminar | January 24 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Lisa Sauermann, Stanford University
In 2016, Tao introduced the slice rank polynomial method as a reformulation of a technique that first appeared in work of Croot, Lev and Pach, and was the basis of a breakthrough of Ellenberg and Gijswijt on the upper bound for the famous cap-set problem. The cap-set problem asks about the maximum size of a subset of F_p^n not containing a three-term arithmetic progression. The slice rank... More >
Colloquium | January 24 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall
Backwards and Forwards: Conflations of Disorient Historical, Filmic and Musical Temporalities in Siouxsie and the Banshees Peek-A-Boo
Samantha Bennett is a sound recordist, guitarist and academic from London, UK, and Associate Professor in music at the Australian National University. Her research is focused on sound recording, music technology, the recording workplace, recordist agency... More >
Meeting | January 24 | 5-7 p.m. | ORIAS Office
ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)
Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.
This event is for k-14 teachers.
Film - Feature | January 24 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Lynch turned down the chance to direct Return of the Jedi to adapt Frank Herberts legendary science fiction novel about interplanetary palace intrigues and warring clans. Flamboyant producer Dino De Laurentiis hoped for an audience-friendly franchise like Star Wars, but wound up with a baffling, dreamlike missive from the Lynchian subconscious, where language is merely a sound effect, doublings... More >
Performing Arts - Music | January 24 | 8-10 p.m. | McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)
Latvian mezzo-soprano Helēna Sorokina begun her musical education with the violin and piano already at the age of 5. She later went on to study choral conducting in her hometown Riga. Helena was studying classical vocal performance and vocal pedagogy at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria.
$10 General, $5 Students and seniors
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
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
Exhibit - Photography | January 13 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 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 Monday-Friday during the academic year. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please call (510) 643-9670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for viewing times.
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 >