<< Week of October 17 >>

Sunday, October 15, 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.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, music director: Orchestra Residency

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 – 15, 2017 every day |  Zellerbach Hall

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

A special chemistry exists between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its director, the magnificent Italian conductor and "master of musical drama" (The New York Times), Riccardo Muti. Orchestra and maestro visit with three programs that underscore their deep fluency and interpretive clarity in a wide range of repertoire, from the sparkling classicism of the first Viennese School, to weighty...   More >

$40 - 175

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

Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today

Conference/Symposium | October 13 – 15, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-10 p.m. |  Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Full details are at http://communalpresence.com/.

Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today, will be held at UC Berkeley October 13-October 15, 2017. All events are free and open to the public.

Emerging in the late 1970s of San Francisco, New Narrative originated at the crossroads of an aesthetically and politically radical poetry scene and the new publics fostered by various social...   More >

4th Annual Harvest Fest

Social Event | October 15 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Gill Tract Community Farm

 1050 San Pablo (at Marin), Albany, CA 94706

 UC Gill Tract Community Farm

The UC Gill Tract Community Farm presents the 4th annual Harvest Fest 2017! Come join for community farming, live DJs, fresh harvested lunch, workshops, and tabling by local activists. Children's activities will be occurring throughout the day.

Theater: TDPS Presents "Metamorphoses"

Performing Arts - Theater | October 15 – 22, 2017 every Sunday | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Tales from Ovid come to magical life—in all their playful, passionate, savage, elemental glory—in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses. In this visually fantastic world where the human and the divine collide, such familiar figures as Poseidon, King Midas and Eurydice share universal stories of love, hope, loss, betrayal and transformation.

$13 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $13 online in advance, $15 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $15 at the door, ID required., $18 General Admission: $18 online in advance, $20 General Admission: $20 at the door

  Buy tickets online

TDPS presents "Metamorphoses"

Black Life: Phavia Kujichagulia

Performing Arts - Music | October 15 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join Kujichagulia for an excursion into what she calls “JAZZ-OLOGICAL MUSE-OETRY.”

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, music director: Orchestra Residency

Performing Arts - Music | October 15 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

A special chemistry exists between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its director, the magnificent Italian conductor and "master of musical drama" (The New York Times), Riccardo Muti. Orchestra and maestro visit with three programs that underscore their deep fluency and interpretive clarity in a wide range of repertoire, from the sparkling classicism of the first Viennese School, to weighty...   More >

$40 - 175

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

Riccardo Muti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Friday–Sunday, October 13–15, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Men's Soccer vs. Washington

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | October 15 | 3 p.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

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

The National

Performing Arts - Music | October 15 | 3:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

The National are pleased to announce their 7th studio album – Sleep Well Beast – to be released on September 8th on 4AD.

  Buy tickets online

The Fallen Idol

Film - Feature | October 15 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Graham Greene and Carol Reed’s gripping, gorgeously visualized thriller about a boy, a butler, and the butler’s secrets “reminds us of the glories of the black-and-white cinema at its peak” (New York Observer).

Reflections in a Golden Eye

Film - Feature | October 15 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

John Huston adapts Carson McCullers’s tale of repressed homosexuality with the able help of Marlon Brando as a military man among (many) men on a Southern army base, and Elizabeth Taylor as his put-upon wife.

Monday, October 16, 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.

New Research in Oral History: Vic Geraci: Making Slow Food Fast in California Cuisine

Lecture | October 16 | 12-1:15 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 267 -- Oral History Center Conference Room

 Victor Geraci, Independent Scholar

 Oral History Center

Dr. Geraci will be presenting findings from his new book, which follows the development of industrial agriculture in California and its influence on both regional and national eating habits. Early California politicians and entrepreneurs envisioned agriculture as a solution to the food needs of the expanding industrial nation. The state’s climate, geography, vast expanses of land, water, and...   More >

Nation and State Vs. Europe: When the Sum of the Parts Is Larger Than the Whole

Lecture | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Josef Joffe, Regents Lecturer, Institute of Governmental Studies

 Institute of European Studies, Institute of Governmental Studies

Brexit, the endless crisis of the euro and the suspension of „Schengenland“ are the symptoms of renationalization. So is the rise of anti-European populism - even in Germany, the traditional engine of integration. As always in its 65-years history, the EU will muddle through. But for all of its resilience, it cannot not transcend the nation-state and evolve into an „e pluribus unum.“ This lecture...   More >

​Crowding from three sides: Foveal interference, spatial attention, and appearance

Seminar | October 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Dan Coates, PhD, University of Houston Optometry

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Abstract: Crowding, the deleterious influence of clutter on identification of a target, is typically studied in the visual periphery, where it is a fundamental limit to visual perception. Most experiments entail keen spatial focus on a flanked target, which must be categorized using forced-choice response methods. I present several recent studies that extend conventional practice. First, I...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Zamolodchikov periodicity and integrability

Seminar | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Pavel Galashin, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

T-systems are certain discrete dynamical systems associated with quivers. Keller showed in 2013 that the T-system is periodic when the quiver is a product of two finite Dynkin diagrams. We prove that the T-system is periodic if and only if the quiver is a finite ⊠ finite quiver. Such quivers correspond to pairs of commuting Cartan matrices which have been classified by Stembridge in the context...   More >

Political Economy Seminar/PERL

Seminar | October 16 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Na'ama Shenhav, Professor, Dartmouth

 Haas School of Business

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

Differential Geometry Seminar: Collapsing hyperkähler manifolds

Seminar | October 16 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Valentino Tosatti, Northwestern

 Department of Mathematics

Consider a projective hyperkähler manifolds with a surjective holomorphic map with connected fibers onto a lower-dimensional manifold. In the case the base must be half-dimensional projective space, and the generic fibers are holomorphic Lagrangian tori. I will explain how hyperkähler metrics on the total space with volume of the torus fibers shrinking to zero, collapse smoothly away from the...   More >

Destroying a Museum Archive: Sex, Racism, Image, and Contemporary Archeology

Colloquium | October 16 | 2-4 p.m. | 221 Kroeber Hall

 Doug Bailey, San Francisco State University, Department of Anthropology

 Department of Anthropology

What happens when people attempt to
discard and destroy a museum archive
that contains many thousands of visual
and material objects? In this workshop,
we discuss the politics, potential,
and violence of archive objects
specifically a cache of over 1200, 35-
mm transparencies from the mid-late
20th century. What lives do they live?
Are they passive and neutral objects
resting peacefully...   More >

Seminar 211, Economic History: Trade, Merchants and Lost Cities of the Bronze Age

Seminar | October 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Kerem Cosar, University of Virginia

 Department of Economics

Joint with International Seminar.

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: "Trade, Merchants and Lost Cities of the Bronze Age, with Gojko Barjamovic"

Seminar | October 16 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Kerem Cosar, University of Virginia

 Department of Economics

String-Math Seminar: Betti Geometric Langlands

Seminar | October 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 David Nadler, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I’ll describe a variant of the geometric Langlands program that has more of the topological flavor of some physical accounts. I’ll explain how it fits into broader patterns in mirror symmetry, and also the form it takes in some examples. A key quest is for a “categorical Verlinde formula” to reduce the case of high genus curves to nodal configurations. (Joint work in parts with D. Ben-Zvi...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | October 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

New Google Sites workshop: Organize, collaborate and share

Workshop | October 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Jen Bellenger, bConnected Collaboration Services; Rob Silva, bConnected Collaboration Services

 Library, Information Services and Technology (IST)

In this workshop we'll explore how easy it is to organize, collaborate, and share all of your online content in the New Google Sites.

 Cal ID required to enter Moffitt Library.

  RSVP online

BLISS Seminar: Kannan-Lovasz-Simonovitz Conjecture

Seminar | October 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Yin-Tat Lee, UW Seattle

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Kannan-Lovasz-Simonovitz (KLS) conjecture asserts that the isoperimetric constant of any isotropic convex set is uniformly bounded below.

It turns out that this conjecture implies several well-known conjectures from multiple fields: (Convex Geometry) Each unit-volume convex set contains a constant area cross section. (Information Theory) Each isotropic logconcave distribution has O(d) KL...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Odd degree number fields with odd class number

Seminar | October 16 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Wei Ho, University of Michigan

 Department of Mathematics

For any fixed odd integer $n \geq 3$, we study the 2-torsion of the ideal class groups of certain families of degree $n$ number fields. We show that (up to a tail estimate) the average size of the 2-torsion in these families matches the predictions given by the Cohen-Lenstra-Martinet-Malle heuristics, which predict the distribution of class groups of number fields. As a consequence, we find that...   More >

Philip Protter - Issues of Incomplete Markets

Seminar | October 16 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Philip Protter, Columbia University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: In a complete market, there is a unique risk neutral measure, unique prices, and all contingent claims can be (at least theoretically) perfectly hedged. In an incomplete market, in contrast, there is an infinite number of risk neutral measures, a continuum of “fair” prices, and contingent claims can in general not be perfectly hedged, even theoretically. Unfortunately, there seems to be...   More >

A birds-eye view: Longitudinal trends in UC students and faculty

Colloquium | October 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Zachary Bleemer, UCOP, Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley

 Graduate School of Education

How has the student experience provided by the University of California changed over the past 100 years, and what are the ramifications of those changes for the broader state of California? I will present preliminary results from the University of California ClioMetric History Project (UCCHP), a longitudinal examination of the contributions of California universities to the state's growth,...   More >

Design Field Notes: Jess Hobbs

Seminar | October 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Public artist, designer, and social entrepreneur Jess Hobbs will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Seminar 271, Development: "Discretion and Corruption in Public Procurement"

Seminar | October 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ferenc Szűcs, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Molecular mechanism of cellular motility

Seminar | October 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Tom Pollard, Yale University

 College of Chemistry

A Conversation on Music and Virtuosity: Kim Kashkashian, John Santos, Ken Ueno, moderated by Ben Ratliff

Lecture | October 16 | 4-5:45 p.m. | Morrison Hall, Albert Elkus Room, 125 Morrison Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

The Townsend Center brings together a selection of eminent figures in the field of music to explore what we mean when we talk about virtuosity.

Web Essentials Drop In Hours: Non-Coder's Guide to the Web

Information Session | October 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

Librarians, Librarians, University Library

Student Technology Consultants, Student Technology Consultants, Student Technology Services


Stop by to learn about web design, online publishing, software and support available at Berkeley to help you build websites, create multimedia presentations, and much more. Students from Student Technology Services and Librarians will be here to answer your questions and help orient you to the technology landscape on campus.

 Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Fractal uncertainty for transfer operators

Seminar | October 16 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Maciej Zworski, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will present a new explanation of the connection between the fractal uncertainty principle of Bourgain–Dyatlov, a statement in harmonic analysis, and the existence of zero free strips for Selberg zeta functions, which is a statement in geometric scattering/dynamical systems. The connection is proved using (relatively) elementary methods via the Ruelle transfer operator which is a well known...   More >

Special Topology Seminar: Something more to say about Dehn’s lemma

Seminar | October 16 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Michael Freedman, Microsoft Research

 Department of Mathematics

There seem to be 5 broad theorems whose conclusion is an embedded two dimensional disk (perhaps with additional structures). The five are about mapping a disk into manifolds of dimension: 2,3,4,higher, and symplectic manifolds, respectively. Each is worth knowing. The theorem about mapping a disk into a three manifold is called Dehn’s lemma. It is 60 years old, but I will explain a new wrinkle...   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: Communicating science to the general public: Lessons from Known Universe and Particle Fever

Seminar | October 16 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Professor David Kaplan, Johns Hopkins University

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Amazon Tech Talk

Information Session | October 16 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Have you never used or heard of version control? Are you new to git? Have you ever been burned by using a git command incorrectly? If so, come to Amazon’s Tech Talk where David Lippa, one of their Software Development Engineers, will talk about the basics of version control with git, share lessons from his 13 year software career, and teach you ways to avoid “Git Hell.”

Black Futures: On Race in Art, Curation, and Digital Engagement: Arts + Design Mondays at BAMPFA

Lecture | October 16 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Kimberly Drew, Social Media Manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Creator of the blog Black Contemporary Art

 Arts + Design

Drew has been dubbed an "international tastemaker in contemporary art" on account of her Tumblr blog Black Contemporary Art and her Instagram @museummammy; and as Social Media Manager at The Met, she has been pivotal in moving that venerated institution in directions both democratic and dialogical. Drew will discuss curation, social media, race, and institutions with Professor Stephen Best...   More >

Tuesday, October 17, 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.

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.

Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis

Seminar | October 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition | Canceled

 Michaela Gack, University of Chicago

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Backtest overfitting, stock fund design and forecast performance

Seminar | October 17 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: David Bailey, LBNL and UC Davis

 Center for Risk Management Research

Backtest overfitting means the usage of backtests (historical market data) to construct an investment strategy, fund or portfolio, when the number of variations explored exceeds limits of statistical reliability. We show that backtest overfitting is inevitable when computer programs are employed to explore millions or even billions of parameter variations (as is typical) to select an optimal...   More >

Zotero Workshop: Zotero for Citation Management

Workshop | October 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 305 Library Training Room


Learn how to use this easy citation manager for Firefox, Safari and Chrome.

Shot Orientation Controls for Interactive Cinematography with 360 Video

Seminar | October 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Hearst Memorial Mining Building, 354/360

 Amy Pavel, EECS / UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Virtual reality filmmakers creating 360° video currently rely on cinematography techniques that were developed for traditional narrow field of view film. They typically edit together a sequence of shots so that they appear at a fixed orientation irrespective of the viewer’s field of view. But because viewers set their own camera orientation they may miss important story content while looking in...   More >

Cook Well Berkeley Healthy Cooking Series: 7-Minute Veggies (BEUHS641)

Workshop | October 17 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Is a lack of time keeping you from eating your veggies? Say goodbye to this excuse with delicious vegetable recipes that can be prepared in 7 minutes or less. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

  Register online

Changing contests for capital: Alternative Metrics of Research Impact at The World Bank

Colloquium | October 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Kate Williams, ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellow, Sociology, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge

 Center for African Studies

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

Development Lunch: TBD and "Long-Term Effects of Longer School Days: Evidence from Chile"

Seminar | October 17 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Benedetta Lerva; Krista Ruffini and Patricio Dominguez

 Department of Economics

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

Progress and Pathology in US Health Policy

Colloquium | October 17 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Rick Kronick, PhD, Professor, UC San Diego, Family Medicine & Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Substantial progress has been made in improving access to care and moderating health spending growth, with some progress made in improving quality following the enactment of the Affordable Care Act. However, many serious pathologies remain, and the progress that has been made is threatened by the uncertainty roiling federal health policy. In this talk I will review progress and pathologies, in...   More >

HTNM: Between the Digital and the Political:: New Ecologies of Mind: Between the Digital and the Political

Panel Discussion | October 17 | 1-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

 Erich Hörl, Leuphana University Lüneburg; Yuk Hui, Leuphana University Lüneburg; Luciana Parisi, Goldsmiths University of London; Warren Sack; David Bates

 Center for New Media

The History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series brings to campus leading humanities scholars working on issues of media transition and technological emergence. The series promotes new, interdisciplinary approaches to questions about the uses, meanings, causes, and effects of rapid or dramatic shifts in techno-infrastructure, information management, and forms of mediated expression.

Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair

Career Fair | October 17 | 1-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Sean Burns, OURS

 Office of Undergraduate Research

All Cal students, faculty, and staff are invited to the annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair on Tuesday, October 17 (1-4pm in Pauley Ballroom, MLK) where one can learn everything there is to know about research opportunities and prestigious scholarship opportunities at UC Berkeley. The event is free and, in addition to representatives from many dozens of research and...   More >

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.

History and Theory 17 Oct, 2017 Between the Digital and the Political: New Ecologies of Mind

Lecture | October 17 | 1-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, Rm 310

 Erich Hörl, Leuphana University; Yuk Hui, Leuphana University; Luciana Parisi, Goldsmith College; Warren Sack, UC Santa Cruz; David Bates, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Dean of Arts and Humanities

When Gregory Bateson, the anthropologist and visionary cyberneticist, introduced his concept of an “ecology of mind” he was encouraging us to pay attention to the ways in which human thinking took place in and across complex networks of activity – biological, technical, social, and political. The individual was an active but ephemeral node in a striated eco-system of ideas and cognition that had...   More >

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Meeting | October 17 – December 12, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 119 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you an EOP student interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at EOP every Wednesdays 1-3pm this semester. Come learn about different programs offered, study abroad scholarships, how to apply and additional services available.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Are Reference Points (Merely) Lagged Beliefs Over Probabilities?

Seminar | October 17 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ori Heffetz, Cornell University & The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 Department of Economics

3-Manifold Seminar: Modular Tensor Categories

Seminar | October 17 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Kevin Donoghue, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Modular tensor categories are certain tensor categories that lead to 3d TQFTs and, hence, to invariants of 3-manifolds. I will describe two kinds of modular tensor categories: those coming from Drinfeld centers, and those coming from quantum groups.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Strichartz estimates for the gravity water waves

Seminar | October 17 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Albert Ai, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we will introduce the gravity water waves equations, which describe the motion of a fluid influenced by gravity, under a free interface with a vacuum. We will discuss various formulations of the problem, and in particular a paradifferential reduction due to Alazard, Burq, and Zuily. From this formulation we can exhibit the dispersive properties of the water waves system by...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The extremal Betti number of a canonical curve

Seminar | October 17 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Michael Kemeny, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

The resolution of the coordinate ring of a canonically embedded curve has been studied since the beginnings of algebraic geometry. In the 80s, Mark Green famously predicted that the length of the linear strand could be given in terms of a particular invariant of the curve (the Clifford index). A conjecture of Schreyer gives a proposed explanation for this conjecture via the Eagon-Northcott...   More >

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: “The Impact of Exports on Innovation: Theory and Evidence”

Seminar | October 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Marc Melitz, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

Bridging the Political Divide: A Conversation with Arlie Hochschild and Joan Blades: The Christina Marsden Gillis Academic Lives Program

Special Event | October 17 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Arlie Russell Hochschild, UC Berkeley - Sociology - Professor Emerita; Joan Blades

 The Women's Faculty Club

Arlie Hochschild is one of the most influential sociologists of her generation. She poured five years of her life into a "journey into the heart of the American right" and created a book that gave insight to a bewildered nation many of whose citizens struggled to fathom Trump's ascendancy to power.

Joan Blades- founding partner of Living Room Conversations - is also trained as a mediator...   More >

  RSVP by calling Front Desk Staff at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk Staff at womensfacutlyclub@gmail.com by October 16.

The US-Russia Conflict: The New Normal?

Lecture | October 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Matthew Rojansky, Director, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center

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

Dr. Rojansky will deliver remarks related to the ongoing US-Russia conflict.

Regents' Lecture: 'Making American Small Again: Donald Trump, the Threat to the Liberal Order and the Future of American Power'

Lecture | October 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Moses Hall, Room 109 - IGS Library

 Josef Joffe, Publisher-Editor Die Zeit

 Department of Political Science

Joffe's appearance is part of the 2017-18 Regents' Lectureship Program. This program has been running for 50 years and brings to the University distinguished speakers who have pursued careers in arts, letters, sciences, or business substantially outside the academic profession.

Scrivener: Software for Writers

Workshop | October 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 305, College of Environmental Design Library


Want a better way to tackle your long writing project? Scrivener can help! Scrivener is a software program that breaks down your writing into manageable "chunks" and keeps all of your research, brainstorming, and writing in a single conceptual workspace. Use Scrivener for your thesis, dissertation, book project, novel, or any longer writing project. Read more at...   More >

Alexander Pines Lecture in Physical Chemistry: Surprises in the physics of magnetic resonance; implications for chemical physics and molecular imaging

Seminar | October 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Warren S. Warren, Departments of Chemistry and Physics, Duke University

 College of Chemistry

Magnetic resonance is often presented as the prime example of the value of fundamental research. Indeed, the physicists who measured nuclear gyromagnetic ratios and spin quantum numbers 80 years ago could never have dreamed of its profound impact on chemistry, materials science, and medicine. But by the early 1960s, most physics departments (and many chemistry departments) viewed the fundamental...   More >

Ben Ratliff, Music Critic: Mere Virtuosity

Lecture | October 17 | 4 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Music critic and author Ben Ratliff was for 20 years a jazz and pop critic at the New York Times. He is the author of four books, including Coltrane: The Story of a Sound.

Advanced Zotero 5.0

Workshop | October 17 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Jennifer Dorner, Librarian, The Library


This workshop will help you become a more sophisticated user of Zotero, learning more about how to integrate it with Word, adding attachments, extracting data from PDFs, and using it as a collaboration tool. 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

BJCL Mandatory Source Collecting Training

Workshop | October 17 | 5-6 p.m. | 110 The Law Building

 Berkeley Law

At this training, we will review what your source collection and bluebooking assignments from your article's Supervising Editors will look like, and you will also learn how to source collect and cite check in an easy, efficient way.

Reetika Khera | Welfare Needs Aadhaar Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle?

Lecture | October 17 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Reetika Khera, Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

 Pranab Bardhan, Professor of Graduate School at the Department of Economics, UC Berkeley

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

A lecture on Aadhar by development economist, Dr. Reetika Khera.

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

Workshop | October 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science), UROC

 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 >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Introduction to Deformation Theory

Seminar | October 17 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ritvik Ramkumar, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In the first talk I will give an introduction the notion of a deformation, give examples and explain why deformations can fail to exist. This will include deformations of k-algebras (varieties) and modules over a fixed algebra (coherent sheaves). I will end by describing how deformation theory is used to understand the global geometry of the Hilbert Scheme. In particular, motivate why the Hilbert...   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 >

Who will speak for the migrant? Migrant struggle in the age of illegality

Lecture | October 17 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Center for Race and Gender

The Center for Race & Gender Fall 2017 Distinguished Guest Lecture presents...

Who will speak for the migrant?
Migrant struggle in the age of illegality

Alicia Schmidt Camacho
Yale University   More >

Diwali Indian Dinner: Festival of Lights

Social Event | October 17 | 6-8 p.m. | International House, 2nd Floor Dining Commons

 International House

Don’t miss Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights! Enjoy a lavish buffet of Indian delicacies and see our Dining Hall transformed with festive lights, candles and decorations.

Everyone is welcome to join I-House residents for these special all-you-can-eat buffet dinners. Cultural theme dinners are free for I-House residents and at $15, a bargain for the public!
Diwali Celebration Menu:
Rice...   More >

Diwali at I-House

Atlassian Tech Talk

Information Session | October 17 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

What do you do when things go wrong in a highly distributed architecture? It's clear to design a system that does what is intended. This talk is from Atlassian's Head of Infrastructure on how we can design systems that fail less and how to react when the system fails.

We believe all teams have potential to do amazing things.

From space travel and DNA sequencing, to video games and...   More >

Book Talk Series: Urban Waterfront Promenades

Reading - Nonfiction | October 17 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 210 Wurster Hall

 Elizabeth MacDonald


UC Berkeley Professor of City and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning explores 38 urban waterfront promenade case studies worldwide, as varied as Vancouver's extensive network, classic promenades in Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm's recently built Hammarby Sjostad eco-district, and the Ma On Shan promenade in the Hong Kong New Territories. The research analyzes their...   More >