<< Week of October 08 >>

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Berkeley China Summit 2017: Technologies and Innovations that Build the Future

Conference/Symposium | October 8 | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Richard Karp, Professor, Turing Award Winner and U.S. National Medal of Science Laureate, UC Berkeley; Zhonghan Deng, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Vimicro Corporation

 California Alumni Association Chinese Chapter (CAACC), Berkeley Chinese Alumni International Association (BCAIA), Chinese Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholars Association at UC Berkeley (CGPSA), Berkeley-Haas Chinese Business Association (BerkeleyCBA), Berkeley Chinese Students and Scholars Association (BCSSA)

Organized and sponsored by official UC Berkeley alumni and students organizations, endorsed and supported by UC Berkeley administration, the only authentic Berkeley China Summit 伯克利中美峰会 (“BCS”) is a full-day on-campus conference, aimed to connect China’s businesses and investors with the technology, engineering, and business innovation expertise on...   More >

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Berkeley India Conference 2017

Conference/Symposium | October 7 – 8, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 The Berkeley India Conference, Institute for South Asia Studies, Institute of International Studies, Ashoka University

A student-led conference on existing and upcoming opportunities for the youth in India

 Attendance is by invitation only.

Imagine Eternity!

Workshop | October 8 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Come join Egyptologist Elizabeth Minor to learn how to write your name in hieroglyphs and create your very own Egyptian tomb painting. Learn about ancient Egyptians' belief in the afterlife and imagine all the things you would want to bring with you to the great beyond! While you're here, explore the museum and take a look at real sarcophagus and mummy portraits.

Free with museum admission.

Awesöme Orchestra Open Session

Performing Arts - Music | October 8 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The huge musical collective Awesöme Orchestra swarms into BAMPFA for a combination open rehearsal and musical adventure.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Serenade for Haiti

Film - Feature | October 8 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Music is our refuge,” says a student at the Sainte Trinité Music School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. “With music . . . we feel we are in another world, far from troubles.” Owsley Brown’s vibrant documentary recognizes the troubles but celebrates the refuge, testifying to the role that music can play in creating community and sustaining hope under the most difficult of circumstances. Shot in...   More >

Men's Soccer vs. Stanford

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | October 8 | 3 p.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Soccer hosts Stanford in conference action at Edwards Stadium.

A Countess from Hong Kong

Film - Feature | October 8 | 4-5:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sophia Loren and Marlon Brando team up in Charlie Chaplin’s swan song, a bedroom farce involving an American diplomat and a stowaway Russian escaping prostitution.

Je, tu, il, elle

Film - Feature | October 8 | 7-8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In her first feature, Akerman plunges into the themes—desire, longing, intimacy, and estrangement—that she would continue to plumb throughout her career. With Akerman’s debut short, Saute ma ville.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.


Tour/Open House | October 9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lobby Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MON, Oct 9, 9:00 to Noon. Registration starts at 8:30.

Discovery Station: CA Native Plants and Indians

Miscellaneous | October 9 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The UC Botanical Garden has one of the most diverse plant collections in the world. Visit at our Docent-led interactive Discovery Station to learn more about a particular plant topic. This month's topic is California Native Plants and Indians

​Biophysical Cues and Ocular Cell Behaviors: The Big Impact of Little and Squishy Things

Seminar | October 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Chris Murphy, D.V.M., PhD, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, UC Davis; Sara Thomasy, D.V.M., PhD, Associate Professor and Associate Researcher, Department of Surgical & Radiological Sciences, UC Davis

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Biophysical cues, such as substratum topography and compliance, are ubiquitous attributes of the miroenvironment of cells. They have been proven to be as potent as soluble cytoactive factors in the modulation of cell behaviors. The main focus of our labs has been the investigation of how biophysical cues modulate cell adhesion, proliferation, migration, differentiation, and response to growth...   More >

Russian Management of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Lecture | October 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Aghasi Yenokyan, Political Analyst on South Caucasian and Russian Affairs

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

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is one of the oldest and bloodiest conflicts on the territory of the former Soviet Union. Since its inception, many states and international organizations have been involved in its regulation, but until now Russia remains the most active party in the negotiations and in the management of warfare among Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Karabakh. This presentation will outline...   More >

Understanding Probability

Colloquium | October 9 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Shaun O'Grady, Dept. of Psychology

 Department of Psychology

What is the mental representation of probability and how does it develop? What role do education and experience play in understanding probability? In this talk I will present the results of 4 Experiments investigating probability judgments in children and adults. In the first part of the discussion I will present data from adult participants performing a ratio comparison task as well as a...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Regularity theory for Type I Ricci flows

Seminar | October 9 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Panagiotis Gianniotis, University of Waterloo

 Department of Mathematics

A Ricci flow exhibits a Type I singularity if the curvature blows up at a certain rate near the singular time. Type I singularities are abundant and in fact it is conjectured that they are the generic singular behaviour for the Ricci flow on closed manifolds.

In this talk, I will describe some new integral curvature estimates for Type I flows, valid up to the singular time. These estimates...   More >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | October 9 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Consumer Spending During Unemployment: Positive and Normative Implications"

Seminar | October 9 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Pascal Noel

 Department of Economics

Joint with Public Economics, Psychology and Economic (Change in Time and Location)

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Consumer Spending During Unemployment: Positive and Normative Implications

Seminar | October 9 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Pascal Noel, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

 Department of Economics

Joint with Public Finance seminar

* Please note change in time and location due to a joint event

BLISS Seminar: Optimal Experimental Design via Regret Minimization

Seminar | October 9 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Zeyuan Allen-Zhu, Microsoft Research

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The experimental design problem concerns the selection of k points from a potentially very large design pool of p-dimensional vectors, so as to maximize the statistical efficiency regressed on the selected k design points.

We achieve 1+varepsilon approximations to all popular optimality criteria for this problem, including A-optimality, D-optimality, T-optimality, E-optimality, V-optimality...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Some trace formulas in operator theory

Seminar | October 9 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Kalyan B. Sinha, Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore

 Department of Mathematics

The theory of smooth operators by Kato and Krein's trace formula are combined to obtain the Helton-Howe trace formula. In the second part, some results towards a trace formula in two variables ( a kind of extension of Krein's formula) will be discussed.

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Schur indices and the p-adic local Langlands program

Seminar | October 9 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 David Sherman, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

Let $G$ be a finite group and Π an irreducible complex representation of $G$ whose character is valued in the number field $k$. There is a canonical class in the Brauer group of $k$ that describes the obstruction to descending $G$ to a representation on a $k$-vector space. The question of determining this class (or its order in the Brauer group, known as the Schur index of Π) is very classical,...   More >

Peter Bartlett - Representation, optimization and generalization in deep learning

Seminar | October 9 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Peter Bartlett, UC Berkeley Departments of Statistics and EECS

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Deep neural networks have improved state-of-the-art performance for prediction problems across an impressive range of application areas, and they have become a central ingredient in AI systems. This talk considers factors that affect their performance, describing some recent results in two directions. First, we investigate the impact of depth on representation and optimization properties of these...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: "Voter Information and Electoral Competition Under Authoritarianism"

Seminar | October 9 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ceren Baysan, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

In the Province of the Gods: Disability, Sexuality, Mortality and Things Japanese: Kenny Fries in conversation with Karen Nakamura

Colloquium | October 9 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Kenny Fries, Author

 Karen Nakamura, UC Berkeley

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

A disabled foreigner in Japan, a society most people think of as hostile to difference, Kenny Fries finds himself on a journey of profound self-discovery. As he visits gardens, experiences Noh and butoh, and meets artists and scholars, he discovers disabled gods, one-eyed samurai, blind chanting priests, and atomic bomb survivors. When he is diagnosed as HIV positive, all his assumptions...   More >

Allosteric inhibitors of protein synthesis: how structure and dynamics give rise to complex pharmacology

Seminar | October 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Jack Taunton, University of California, San Francisco

 College of Chemistry

Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Some interactions between algebraic and symplectic geometry

Seminar | October 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Andrew Hanlon, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss at least one of the close relationships between symplectic geometry and algebraic geometry other than curve counting (Gromov-Witten theory) and mirror symmetry. In particular, we will discuss how symplectic packing of the projective plane is related to Nagata's conjecture and (time-permitting) discuss an application of Seidel's symplectic Picard-Lefschetz theory.

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Gravity water waves and emerging bottom

Seminar | October 9 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Thibault de Poyferré, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

To understand the behavior of waves at a fluid surface in configurations where the surface and the bottom meet (islands, beaches…), one encounters a difficulty: the presence in the bulk of the fluid of an edge, at the triple line. To solve the Cauchy problem, we need to study elliptic regularity in such domains, understand the linearized operator around an arbitrary solution, and construct an...   More >

Jerusalem, on the Moving Edge of Israeli Colonial Rule

Lecture | October 9 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 277 Cory Hall

 Thomas Abowd, Tufts University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

This presentation will analyze how colonialism and colonial urbanism remain a crucial component of contemporary Palestinian and Israeli realities. It seeks to illuminate everyday life as well as the broader institutional forces that comprise and enable Israeli urban policy in Jerusalem. What kinds of barriers—physical, legal, and discursive—operate to keep Israeli-occupied Jerusalem a city of...   More >

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | September 25 – December 4, 2017 every Monday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Blue Door Cafe | Note change in location

 2244 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Blue Door Cafe (check for location updates). Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome. Karibuni sana!

East African Beer and Soda

SLAM: From the Farm, to the Pharm, to the Field

Seminar | October 9 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Professor Peggy Lemaux, UC Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

"Genetically modified organisms" "Genetically engineered crops" These terms are used all the time by the general public. But how can scientists best discuss food-related issues with the public in a clear manner? Join us for a discussion with Dr. Lemaux to discuss strategies for communicating science based on her experience as an agricultural scientist using genetic engineering. Dr. Lemaux, in...   More >

Uber Tech Talk

Information Session | October 9 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Massive change is afoot at Uber. Talk to engineers Kelvin and Isaac as they discuss UberEATS.

We’ll talk about Uber’s tradition of building and innovation, the focus on personal growth and support, and initiatives for social good around the world. Not to mention welcoming a million women drivers to our platform, changing the face of freight, and tackling gender bias in our app. And most...   More >

Assembling a Native Commons: Arts + Design Mondays at BAMPFA

Lecture | October 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Tony Abeyta

 Arts + Design

Participating Units: Arts + Design Initiative; Arts Research Center; Ethnic Studies

In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America

Film - Documentary | October 9 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Maurice Fitzpatrick, Filmmaker

 Robert O'Driscoll, Consul General of Ireland

 Irish Studies Program at IES, The Los Gatos Irish Writers Festival, The Irish Literary & Historical Society

Maurice Fitzpatrick's new documentary recounts the life of Nobel
Laureate John Hume and the Peace Process in Northern Ireland. The
film is narrated by Liam Neeson and features exclusive interviews with Tony Blair, John Major, Bill Clinton, and Bono, among other figures connected with the Peace Process.

Following the screening, Fitzpatrick will discuss the film with Robert
O'Driscoll,...   More >

In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America

Assembling a Native Commons with Tony Abeyta and Friends

Lecture | October 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An evening with Abeyta, an acclaimed Navajo contemporary artist based in Berkeley and Santa Fe.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Science, Spirituality, and Oak Trees: Interview with Prahlada Papper, Department of Integrative Biology

Presentation | October 10 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Prahlada Papper, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Tesla Monson, PhD, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Join us for another episode of The Graduates as we speak with naturalist Prahlada Papper, PhD candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology. Prahlada's research focuses on the study of oak trees and species concepts in California. The Graduates, featuring graduate student research at Cal, is broadcast every other Tuesday on KALX 90.7 FM.

 Radio broadcast, ON-AIR only! 90.7 FM or online.

Prahlada in the field

Scholar Information Meetings (SIMs)

Orientation | October 10 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Room location to be posted at entrance to building

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Newly arrived J-1 postdocs, professors, researchers,short-term scholars, and visiting student researchers are required to attend this meeting to validate their arrival in the U.S. Information on immigration regulations, travel, employment, resources for families, health insurance and other practical information will be discussed.

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

CANCELLED: Yoga Walk Through the Garden

Workshop | October 10 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

"If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand."

Come join fellow Nature Lovers in a mindful movement class at the UC Botanical Garden. During the 60-minute class, you will get to walk among the garden’s amazing collection, learn breathing techniques to promote health, practice gentle Qigong and yoga exercises at beautiful locations along...   More >

$20, $18 members (Price includes Garden Admission)

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Catalytic Approaches to Simplifying Synthesis

Seminar | October 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Darren Dixon, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford

 College of Chemistry

Catalysts that provide new reactivity and stereocontrol in efficient bond-forming reactions, are essential tools for converting low cost starting materials into high value, structurally complex, stereochemically defined product materials. In this presentation, new families of metal-free and metal-rich cooperative catalysts and their use in highly enantioselective C-C bond forming reactions and...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Advances in Basketball Analytics Using Player Tracking Data

Seminar | October 10 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Alexander D'amour, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

In the 2013-2014 season, the National Basketball League, in conjunction with STATS LLC, implemented a league-wide program to collect player-tracking data for all NBA games. The data feed now provides 25-FPS records of all players' XY coordinates on the court, as well as XYZ coordinates for the ball. This data source has opened up new lines in inquiry into the quantitative analysis of basketball...   More >

Host-microbe interactions: harnessing co-evolution to treat disease

Seminar | October 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Janelle Ayres, Salk Institute

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | October 10 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with one-on-one advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.

  Register online

Introduction to Maptek Laser Scanning

Workshop | October 10 | 12:10-3 p.m. | plaza Wurster Hall

 Archaeological Research Facility

We'll meet at the Archaeological Research Facility and return to the field survey locations to create a terrestrial laser scan using the the Maptek I-Site 4400LR instrument. In the afternoon we will meet 1-4 pm in the LAEP computer lab

 Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff. Register online

Development Lunch: "Discretion and Corruption in Public Procurement"

Seminar | October 10 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ferenc Szucs

 Department of Economics

Student seminar series for development economics student in Econ and ARE.

A European refugee crisis or a humanity crisis?

Colloquium | October 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Elsadig Elsheikh, Director, Global Justice Program at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

 Center for African Studies

This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.

Raissa Robles: “Living Dangerously: Investigative Reporting from Marcos to Duterte”

Lecture | October 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism

A presentation by Raissa Robles followed by a conversation with John Temple, associate adjunct professor and director of the Investigative Reporting Program at the Graduate School of Journalism.

Recommended Reading:
Journalist Says Supporters Of Philippine President-Elect Threaten Her Online (NPR, June 2016)

Click here to RSVP to estimate attendance.
Seats are first come, first...   More >

  RSVP online by October 9.

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Caitlin Green, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | October 10 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of last legal residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Ribbon Graphs Invariants from Ribbon Categories

Seminar | October 10 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Kevin Donoghue, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will introduce the notion of a ribbon category. I will show how such categories can be used to recover and generalize the ribbon graph invariants that were introduced in prior talks.

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Quantitative Easing without Rational Expectations"

Seminar | October 10 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Dmitriy Sergeyev, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Algebraic structure underlying Kakeya-type problems

Seminar | October 10 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Marina Iliopoulou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Kakeya-type questions ask how much tubes that point to different directions overlap. Such problems are central in harmonic analysis, due to their connection with restriction theory, geometric measure theory, PDE and number theory. Over the years there was some indication that Kakeya-type problems have an underlying algebraic structure, but it was only a decade ago that a tool was introduced in...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Serre Condition \(S_r\) for Simplicial Complexes

Seminar | October 10 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Brent Holmes, University of Kansas

 Department of Mathematics

For a fixed integer \(r\), Serre's condition \(S_r\) is a condition on the depth of a ring at various localizations. It can be viewed as a weakening of the Cohen-Macaulay condition. In this talk, we focus on Serre's condition for Stanley-Reisner rings. The first main topic will be the relationship between Serre's \(S_2\) condition and Hirsch type bounds on the diameter of the dual graph. The...   More >

A New Past: Hidden Narratives of the Vietnam War from the North Vietnamese

Lecture | October 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Hai Nguyen, Postdoctoral Fellow, Vietnam Center, Texas Tech University

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This talk will examine the motivations of some North Vietnamese fighters as derived from their personal memoirs, in particular unpublished documents collected from the battlefield by the CIA and U.S. allies. The analysis here seeks to show how personal memory may conflict or be compatible with collective memory, as well as how it may be used to shape or even reshape the stories of history.

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: “Firm-to-Firm Trade: Imports, Exports, and the Labor Market”

Seminar | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Sam Kortum, Yale University

 Department of Economics

White Supremacy, Gender, and Speech in the wake of Charlottesville

Panel Discussion | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | Law Building, Room 140

 Michael Cohen; Charis Thompson; Ziza Delgado; Justin Leroy

 Center for Race and Gender

This event will focus on the roles white supremacy has played throughout U.S. history as well as its continued effects today, particularly in relation to the 2016 election and upsurge of white nationalist and white supremacist movements.

Long-range Correlated Dynamics in Glassy Materials and Its Role in Producing Stable Glasses

Seminar | October 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Zahra Fakhraai, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania

 College of Chemistry

Nanometer-sized thin films of small organic molecules are widely used in applications ranging from organic photovoltaics and organic light emitting diodes, to protective coatings and high resolution nano-imprint lithography. Physical vapor deposition (PVD) is widely used in manufacturing ultra-thin layers of amorphous organic solids, with an underlying assumption that the properties of these...   More >

Program to Support Administrators and TOSA's in Implementing the California H-SS Framework

Workshop | October 10 | 4-7 p.m. |  Santa Clara County Office of Education

 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

The UCB History-Social Science Project is partnering with the Santa Clara County Office of Education to provide an ongoing and collaborative space for Administrators and TOSAs to learn and share strategies for implementing the new CA H-SS Framework. Many site or district administrators and TOSAs have already been engaged in providing PD for their teachers or will initiate this process following...   More >

Introduction to Zotero 5.0

Workshop | October 10 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Jennifer Dorner, Librarian, The Library


This introductory workshop will cover the Zotero library, adding items to your library, using collections to organize your library, using tags to organize your library, sorting and searching, and outputting a bibliography. During the hour after the workshop, the Instructor will be available to assist you with troubleshooting installation and syncing issues.

 A Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt Library.

  RSVP online

Murzban F Shroff | From Diversity to Adversity: A Writer’s Journey into the Unknown

Lecture | October 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Murzban F Shroff, Author

 Poulomi Saha, Assistant Professor of English

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of English

Murzban F. Shroff, Author of Breathless in Bombay (stories) and Waiting for Jonathan Koshy (novel) shares his experiences of writing under threat.

Research/Funding Opportunities Workshop (Open Hours) (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)

Workshop | October 10 | 5-7 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science)

 Office of Undergraduate Research

This workshop will introduce and expose students to various research programs and funding opportunities on campus. It will cover various program applications (such as the McNair Scholars Application), reaching out to mentors, getting solid letters of recommendations, and writing strong research proposals and personal statements. Presenters will also discuss their experiences with their research...   More >

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Free Speech on Campus: A Discussion with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky in Honor of Constitution Day

Panel Discussion | October 10 | 6-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, Rm 101 Doe Library

 Dean of Berkeley Law, Erwin Chemerinsky

 Library, Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs

In honor of Constitution Day, the Free Speech Movement Educational Programs Committee welcomes the Dean of Berkeley Law, Erwin Chemerinsky. In his new book, "Free Speech on Campus", written with Howard Gillman, they argue that campuses must provide supportive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body but at the same time must never restrict the expression of ideas.

 The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor, fsmprograms@lists.berkeley.edu, ideally at least two weeks prior to the event.

Environmental Design Archives Gallery Talk: Matthew Gordon Lasner

Lecture | October 10 | 7-8 p.m. | 121 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Matthew Gordon Lasner, Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Hunter College, CUNY, discusses Eichler homes.

Environmental Design Archives: Gallery Talks: Eichler Homes and the Reinvention of Affordable Housings in the Bay Area

Lecture | October 10 | 7-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Room 121

 Matthew Gordon Lasner, Hunter College, CUNY

 Environmental Design Archives

Join the Environmental Design Archives the second Tuesday of each month for Gallery Talks, a series of informal lectures given by scholars and practitioners whose research has drawn extensively from EDA’s vast collections. Topics range from affordable housing, Heath Ceramics, and landscape architect Robert Royston, to photography, and architectural competitions.

Free to UC Berkeley Students,...   More >

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Web tools for demographic mapping

Workshop | October 11 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Susan Powell, Library


This workshop will introduce two different web platforms for exploring and mapping U.S. demographic data: SimplyAnalytics and PolicyMap. While there is some overlap between the different applications, each has its own strengths and unique features.

Technion–Israel Institute of Technology

Information Session | October 11 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

The Technion Neubauer American Study Abroad Semester includes an internship plus academic course work and extracurricular activities in one of three tracks: Engineering and Science; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; and Industrial Design. Students can take courses from more than one track and can choose from additional courses in history, archaeology, and basic Hebrew for a truly customized...   More >

Wellness Wednesdays in the Garden: Flower Power Yoga| Grow and Go with Chai!

Workshop | September 6 – October 25, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Grow - stretch to feel longer, stronger & more balanced.
Go - get back to your day w/renewed vitality

Yoga is an effective strategy to release tension, relax the nervous system, improve focus, & increase balance.Each class offers a healthy dosage of crisp fresh air, all natural organic floral aromas, vitamin D sunlight, blooming visions, stable grounding platform, direct &loving...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: “Seeing The Light: Color Vision and Photoacclimation in Cyanobacteria”

Seminar | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Beronda Montgomery, Michigan State University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The Montgomery Lab pursues a common research theme of understanding how individuals perceive, respond to, and are impacted by the environments in which they exist. Primary research efforts of the group are focused on the responses of photosynthetic organisms to external light cues. Additionally, Montgomery pursues this theme in the context of effective mentoring in research environments.

Who is Your Neighbor? Caste, Dignity, and Dalit Lives in Central Kerala

Colloquium | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Sharika Thiranagama, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Institute for South Asia Studies

Based on fieldwork with Dalit (formerly known as Untouchable castes) and non-Dalit agricultural laborers, and their landlords in communist party strongholds in Kerala, I explore the transformations of rural localities from workplaces to neighborhoods. In the rural neighbourhood, “public/private” residential life emerges from work relations where caste continues to permeate interactions.

Returning The Gift: A Case for Andean Reciprocity as a Foundation of Archaeological Research Design

Lecture | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Kat Huggins, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

This presentation outlines first the benefits of Mauss’ proposition of total social phenomenon, but goes on to critique and reject the widespread use of Mauss’ model in the Andean region

Installing Dance/Curating Environments with Brenda Way

Lecture | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Way, founder and artistic director of ODC/Dance, discusses her long-term role as a leading Bay Area dance curator.

A Deeper Look at Deep Decarbonization Pathways for the U.S. Economy with Karl Hausker: CITRIS Fall 2017 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Karl Hausker, Senior Fellow, World Resource Institute

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Dr. Karl Hausker is a Senior Fellow in World Resource Institute's Global Climate Program. He leads analysis and modeling of domestic climate mitigation scenarios, and he contributes to work on the New Climate Economy, the social cost of carbon, and energy access.

Berkeley Writers at Work

Reading - Nonfiction | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Doe Library, 101, Morrison Library

 Catherine Ceniza Choy, Ethnic Studies Department, UC Berkeley

 College Writing Programs

Catherine Ceniza Choy, Professor of Ethnic Studies, will be the featured writer in the Fall 2017 Berkeley Writers at Work Series. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 11, from noon to 1:30 pm in the Morrison Library, 101 Main Library, on the UC Berkeley campus.

Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower

Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

 Global Urban Humanities

Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >

On Installing Dance/Curating Environments: Arts + Design Wednesdays at BAMPFA

Lecture | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Brenda Way, Artistic Director, ODC/Dance

 Arts + Design

Brenda Way, ODC Founder and Artistic Director, will discuss her long term role as a leading Bay Area dance curator, focusing on "Boulders and Bones" piece as a choreographic response to the work of site-specific artist Andy Goldsworthy, presented at Cal Performances the same evening.

Brenda Way is the Founder and Artistic Director of ODC/Dance and Creator of the ODC Theater and ODC...   More >

Noon Concert: Piano Duos

Performing Arts - Music | October 11 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Wednesday, October 11
Karen Rosenak, piano
Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Piano Duos
SCHUBERT Rondo in A major, D. 951
CZERNY Grande Sonate Brillante in C minor, op. 10


Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Phillip Skipwith "Molecules and Morphology: A new phylogenomic estimate for Australasian geckos reveals complex macroevolutionary dynamics"

Seminar | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 Phillip Skipwith

 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 >

Fray: Art and Textile Politics: Townsend Book Chat with Julia Bryan-Wilson

Lecture | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Examining the role of handmaking amid the rise of global manufacturing, Fray explores how textiles inhabit the broad space between high and low, untrained and highly skilled, conformist and disobedient, craft and art.

No Bioengineering Seminar today

Seminar | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. | None UC Berkeley Campus

 No Name, No Organization

 Bioengineering (BioE)

No seminar today due to the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ

AHMA Noon Colloquium - From Alexander the Great to Imperial Kuṣāns: Iconography and Language of their Monetary Issues in Relation to Diverse Ethnic and Religious Populations in Central Asia and India

Lecture | October 11 | 12 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Osmund Bopearachchi, Paris IV-Sorbonne University

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

The AHMA Noon Colloquium is a series of informal papers presented at noon in 7205 Dwinelle Hall.

At Home in your Mind: Addressing Negative Self-Talk through Mindfulness (BEUHS054)

Workshop | October 11 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Marissa Baumann, MA

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Anne Lamott once said, "My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I try to never go there alone." But what if your mind could be a safe place? A nurturing place? A home? In this workshop we'll explore ways of engaging with our negative thoughts and how mindfulness can support us to change the experience of our own mind.

The Effect of Increased Income on Children's Academic Achievement: Evidence from the Marcellus Shale: Elizabeth Ananat, Duke University

Colloquium | October 11 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Elizabeth Ananat, Professor, UC Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Launch Pad: Undergraduate Student Talks about the Research Process in Sciences and Engineering

Presentation | October 11 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 4th Floor


Students discuss the initial process of starting a research project, introducing methodological approaches and resources while inviting other students to share their insight as well. This months featured students are from the Formula SAE Team.

 Must have a UCB ID for entrance.

How social and personality psychologists can be assets to assessment and selection teams at Google

Panel Discussion | October 11 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Dana Landis, Head of Leadership Assessment and Effectiveness, Google; Maria Arboleda, Scaled Assessments Manager - Hiring Innovation, Google

 Curtis Malik Boykin, Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Personality and Social Research

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Drs. Maria Arboleda (Scaled Assessments Manager - Hiring Innovation) and Dana Landis (Head of Leadership Assessment and Effectiveness) will address a series of applied methods, training, and career focused questions crowd-sourced from Social-Personality Area graduate students.

Curiosity-driven Exploration by Self-supervised Prediction

Seminar | October 11 | 12:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Deepak Pathak, UC Berkeley/BAIR

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In many real-world scenarios, rewards extrinsic to the agent are extremely sparse, or absent altogether. In such cases, curiosity can serve as an intrinsic reward signal to enable the agent to explore its environment and learn skills that might be useful later in its life. We formulate curiosity as the error in an agent’s ability to predict the consequence of its own actions in a visual feature...   More >


Lecture | October 11 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Litquake with OLLI faculty writers: Tamim Ansary, Jannie Dresser, Elizabeth Fishel, Louise Nayer and Darren Zook.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | October 11 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): A quick introduction to cohomology jump loci

Seminar | October 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Alex Suciu, Northeastern University

 Department of Mathematics

The cohomology jumping loci of a space come in two basic flavors: the characteristic varieties, which are the jump loci for homology with coefficients in rank 1 local systems, and the resonance varieties, which are the jump loci for the homology of cochain complexes arising from multiplication by degree 1 classes in the cohomology ring. The geometry of these varieties, and the interplay between...   More >

Coffee Break

Social Event | October 4 – December 6, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee break is a welcoming weekly hour-long event at the wonderful Julie's Cafe, inviting international students to meet old friends and make new ones. It's a big campus, but at coffee break, everyone knows your name.

Statistical estimation under group actions: The Sample Complexity of Multi-Reference Alignment

Seminar | October 11 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Afonso S. Bandeira, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

 Department of Statistics

Many problems in signal/image processing, and computer vision amount to estimating a signal, image, or tri-dimensional structure/scene from corrupted measurements. A particularly challenging form of measurement corruption are latent transformations of the underlying signal to be recovered. Many such transformations can be described as a group acting on the object to be recovered. Examples include...   More >

Molecular mechanism of cytokinesis

Seminar | October 11 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Tom Pollard, Yale University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Split-Sample Strategies for Avoiding False Discoveries

Seminar | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Michael Anderson, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Preanalysis plans (PAPs) have become an important tool for limiting false discoveries in field experiments. We evaluate the properties of an alternate approach which splits the data into two samples: An exploratory sample and a confirmation sample. When hypotheses are homogeneous, we describe an improved split-sample approach that achieves 90% of the rejections of the optimal PAP without...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Deep Learning-to-Learn Robotic Control

Colloquium | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Pieter Abbeel, EECS/U.C. Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Reinforcement learning and imitation learning have seen success in many domains, including autonomous helicopter flight, Atari, simulated locomotion, Go, robotic manipulation. However, sample complexity of these methods remains very high. In contrast, humans can pick up new skills far more quickly. To do so, humans might rely on a better learning algorithm or on a better prior (potentially...   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Mapping class groups and difference operators.

Seminar | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Shamil Shakirov, Harvard University

 Department of Mathematics

We review the representation of $SL(2,Z)$ - the mapping class group of the torus - by automorphisms of a simple algebra of difference operators. The algebra, known as spherical double affine Hecke algebra (DAHA) plays an important role in many developments in modern representation theory and mathematical physics. We will define a new algebra which is a direct analogue of spherical DAHA for a...   More >

Molecular Mechanisms of Menkes Disease in Humans and Invertebrate Models

Seminar | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Victor Faundez, Emory University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Organic Catalysts and Photocatalysts: Computational Design and Prototyping of Organic Catalysts for CO 2 Reduction and Photopolymerization

Colloquium | October 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Charles Musgrave, Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Inorganic catalysts have been workhorses in many important industrial processes while many biological systems, such as photosynthesis, rely on organic catalysts. In this talk I will discuss the use of computational chemistry to examine the fundamental chemical mechanisms of organic catalysts and photocatalysts for reducing CO 2 into fuels and visible light activated atom transfer radical...   More >

Intro to Data Visualization

Workshop | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Becky Miller, Anna Sackmann, Elliott Smith, UC Berkeley Library


A well-designed figure can have a huge impact on the communication of research results. This workshop will introduce key principles and resources for visualizing data.

 Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt

  RSVP online

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Algebraic models, cohomology jump loci, and finiteness properties

Seminar | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Alex Suciu, Northeastern University

 Department of Mathematics

A recurring theme in topology is to determine the geometric and homological finiteness properties of spaces and groups. A fruitful approach is to compare these finiteness properties to those of differential graded algebras that model topological objects of this sort. I will discuss several concrete questions that arise in this context, and explain how the cohomology jump loci help answer some of...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Asynchronous Spacetime Discontinuous Galerkin Methods: Barrier-Free Parallel–Adaptive Solutions and Other Recent Progress

Seminar | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Robert Haber, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 Department of Mathematics

This presentation begins with a review of the asynchronous Spacetime Discontinuous Galerkin (aSDG) method. In its original context, the aSDG method exploits the characteristic structure of hyperbolic PDEs and special asynchronous spacetime meshes to generate solution schemes with linear computational complexity in the number of spacetime finite elements. In lieu of conventional time marching, the...   More >

You Can Succeed, Too: Media Theory and Kitsch in Toho's early 1960s popular song films

Colloquium | October 11 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Michael Raine, Western University

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Andrew Barshay has argued that after the ANPO protests in 1960, "the 'postwar' utopianism that had marked Japanese thinking about democracy was definitively transvalued, literally 'translated' from the political to the economic realm." This presentation explores the role of the early 1960s Toho musical comedy in translating utopia for an aspirational "white collar" urban culture in Japan. By the...   More >

Molecular Mechanisms of Menkes Disease in Humans and Invertebrate Models

Seminar | October 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Victor Faundez, Emory University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Knowing, Judging, Calculating: Consumer Credit Surveillance and the Infrastructure of Prediction

Lecture | October 11 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Josh Lauer

 Information, School of

The untold history of our modern credit scoring system and how it emerged from a 19th-century surveillance infrastructure with huge archives of personal information.

Strangers in Their Own Land: Challenges Climbing the “Empathy Wall”: Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture featuring Arlie Hochschild

Lecture | October 11 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Arlie Hochschild, Professor of the Graduate School, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

 Graduate Division

Arlie Hochschild will present the Moses lecture on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. The lecture, entitled Strangers in Their Own Land: Challenges Climbing the “Empathy Wall”, will be held in the Chevron Auditorium of International House and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Arlie Hochschild

TE-29 California Traffic Engineering License Exam Review

Course | September 6 – October 11, 2017 every Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. |  Online

 Rafat Raie, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec; Crystal Killiam, PE, City of Los Angeles; Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin

 Institute of Transportation Studies

This twelve-session live-online training course is intended to help transportation engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineer exam to become a professional Traffic Engineer in California. The course includes a set of sample problems for each session with fully developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills. The twelve sessions are designed to...   More >

Product Development Program Info Session

Information Session | October 11 | 5-6 p.m. | 402 Latimer Hall

 Department of Chemical Engineering

We have begun accepting applications for Fall 2018. Come and meet the PDP's Executive Director Dr. Keith Alexander and current PDP students to learn more about our 1-year non-thesis professional Master's program in Chemical Engineering.

Pizza will be provided.

Please RSVP no later than Monday, 10/9: https://goo.gl/forms/gHObVvFwHLz6eYa72.

Graduates of the PDP almost exclusively choose to...   More >

Apple Tech Talk: Cameras and Imaging

Information Session | October 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us for a Tech Talk with the Camera Hardware
Engineering team. The team is responsible for all research,
design, development, test, and qualification of camera hardware for Apple products.

We make amazing products - and we’re constantly trying
to make them even better. Case in point: When people
use our products to capture images, we want to make
sure that the experience is easy, fun,...   More >

Which Way Home

Film - Feature | October 11 | 6-8 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

Academy Award nominee Which Way Home shows the personal side of migration across this border, through the eyes of children. Director Rebecca Cammisa follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call “The Beast.”

(Photo courtesy of Bullfrog Films.)

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.

Holloway Poetry Series: Renee Gladman with Nicole Trigg

Reading - Literary | October 11 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

 Renee Gladman

 Nicole Trigg

 The Holloway Reading Series

Please join us on Wednesday, October 11 for a reading by Renee Gladman and Nicole Trigg, presented by the Holloway Series in Poetry. The reading will be held at 6:30 pm in the Maude Fife Room (315 Wheeler Hall) and is free and open to the public. For more information about this and upcoming readings, please visit our website at https://hollowayreadingseries.wordpress.com/.

About the...   More >

Disney Club Meeting: First General Meeting

Meeting | October 11 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 255 Dwinelle Hall

 Leadership, Engagement, Advising, and Development (LEAD) Center

We are thrilled to bring back the Disney Club at Berkeley this year!! Throughout the semester we plan to have movies, game nights, guest speakers, fun trips, and more. Please come to this meeting to learn about how you can be involved in the club. If you can not attend the meeting, but are interested in being in the club, send us a facebook message!

We have already been in contact with...   More >

Zaytuna College Lecture Series with Professor Laura Nader: What the Rest Think of the West

Lecture | October 11 | 7-9 p.m. | Zaytuna College, Sanctuary

 2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709

 Professor Laura Nader, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Graduate Theological Union

Zaytuna College invites you to their upcoming Lecture Series, occurring on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at 2401 Le Conte Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709 throughout the Fall semester with renowned speakers such as UC Berkeley Anthropology Professor Laura Nader, Political Science Professor Steven Fish, CAIR Director Zahra Billoo, Stanford Comparative Literature and Classical Arabic Professor...   More >

Romance and Rage

Film - Short | October 11 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

UC Berkeley professor and Canyon filmmaker Jeffrey Skoller spotlights women filmmakers Stephanie Beroes, Lynn Marie Kirby, Sandra Davis, Chick Strand, and Cauleen Smith in a program of films dating from 1978 to 1992.

ODC/Dance: Boulders and Bones

Performing Arts - Dance | October 11 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 ODC/Dance, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Come give San Francisco's own ODC/Dance a warm Berkeley send-off as the acclaimed modern dance group departs for its headlining appearance in the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival. boulders and bones, "a colossal triumph of the imagination" (The Huffington Post), traces the shifting light, changing landscape, and raw natural materials of an Andy Goldsworthy installation and...   More >

$30 - 68

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

ODC/Dance performs boulders and bones Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.