<< Week of April 19 >>

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Earth Week 2018 Planning Committee

Meeting | January 31 – April 18, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Are you interested in planning UC Berkeley's 2018 Earth Week? SERC is recruiting individual student leaders and/or student representatives from environmental student organizations to join the Earth Week 2018 Planning Committee. Sign up at tinyurl.com/EarthWeekCommittee

Fundamentals of Traffic Engineering

Special Event | April 17 – 20, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Four Points Sheraton

 1603 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Rafat Raie, E, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Crystal Killian, PE, Transportation Engineer, City of Los Angeles

 Technology Transfer Program

This course has provided California's traffic engineers and planners with core training for more than three decades. Contents are regularly updated to reflect current practices and new issues. The course spans the full range of key areas from characteristics of the transportation system, analysis of flow and capacity, traffic operations, traffic control devices, pedestrian/bicycle facilities, to...   More >

$595.00 CA Public Agency, $1140.00 Standard Fee

  Register online or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | April 18 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work; Mallory Lynch, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Authoritarianism and Democracy: Austria, Germany and Europe, 1918-2018

Conference/Symposium | April 18 | 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | International House, Golub Home Room

 Institute of European Studies, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, Institute of Contemporary History, University of Vienna, Stefan Zweig Centre, Salzburg

Sociologist Ralf Dahrendorf wrote in 1997 that "a century of authoritarianism is by no means the least likely prognosis for the 21st century". Due to economic globalization and digitalization, changes in the realms of life and work are vast and far-reaching, with profound consequences for democracy. This development, however, is not new---a look at globalization from the end of World War I to...   More >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | April 18 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building

 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 >

Wellness Wednesdays: Elemental Yoga with Eugenia Park

Sport - Recreational | April 18 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come join Eugenia in reconnecting with our elemental bodies.
In this unique outdoor yoga class, we will explore our inner landscapes through breath, movement and stillness, surrounded by acres of sensational gardens. This class is for every body. No experience necessary. Bring yoga mat and/or blanket.

$15 / $10 UCBG Member, FREE for UC Berkeley staff, students, and faculty

  Register online

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | April 18 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Blood Drive

Special Event | April 18 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, East Pauley Ballroom

 Be Well at Work - Wellness Program

Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are sponsored by the American Red Cross (ARC) to provide much needed blood to hospitals throughout the Bay Area.
Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are held once a month. Appointments to donate are encouraged and walk-ins are always welcome. Drives are held at two locations on all dates from 11am-6pm: MLK- Student Union – East Pauley Ballroom and Red Cross Bloodmobile (at...   More >

Brown Bag Lunch on Parks, Conservation, and Your Career

Special Event | April 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 139 Mulford Hall

 Jon Jarvis, Executive Director, Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity; Patrick Gonzalez, Principal Climate Change Specialist, National Park Service; Sarah Allen, Science Program Leader, National Park Service

 California Outdoor Engagement Coalition

The Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity is excited to announce an opportunity for students to join Jon Jarvis, Sarah Allen, and Patrick Gonzalez for a monthly one hour event where they can ask questions and seek advice about the National Park Service, climate change, careers, conservation, and much more. Students can learn more and RSVP here. Space is limited, you must RSVP to attend...   More >

  RSVP online or or by emailing Rhonie Roggers at rhoniedee1993@berkeley.edu by April 17.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "The genetics and genomics of local adaptation in perennial grasses"

Seminar | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Tom Juenger, University of Texas at Austin

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The Juenger lab is conducting a cluster hire of postdoctoral researchers for studies of native perennial C4 grasses

Muslim Spaces, Jewish Pasts: Genealogies of the Split Arab / Jew Figure

Lecture | April 18 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Ella Shohat, Professor, Art & Public Policy and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, New York University

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender

This lecture will offer a genealogical reading of the gradual splitting of the formerly unified Orientalist Semitic figure into a separate “Arab” and “Jew” and the ramifications of this split for contemporary discourses about Jews and Muslims.

Dada and Futurism in Finland

Lecture | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Nikolai Sadik-Ogli

 Institute of European Studies, Nordic Studies Program

By the time that Finland achieved independence in 1917, the European art world had been shaken by a number of radically avant-garde movements. Among the most extreme of these were Futurism, which was founded in 1909 by Italian artists but also fostered many aesthetic connections with similar movements in Russia, and Dada, which was started in 1916 and adopted many of the multimedia and...   More >

A Talk with Porpentine Charity Heartscape

Lecture | April 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Porpentine Charity Heartscape, Writer and Game Designer

 Arts + Design

Porpentine Charity Heartscape is an Oakland based new media artist, video game designer, writer and curator primarily a developer of hypertext games and interactive fiction mainly built using Twine. She will be in conversation with artist Elisa Giardina Papa.

Porpentine Charity Heartscape is a writer, game designer, and dead swamp milf in Oakland. Her work includes xenofemme scifi/fantasy,...   More >

A Question of Design: Gender in Hawaiian Kauhale

Lecture | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. |  2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Kirsten Vacca

 Archaeological Research Facility

This talk reviews the results of a research project conducted in Nu‘u, Kaupō, Maui. The focus of this project was an examination of the kauhale (house complex) construction phenomena researchers in Hawaiian archaeology postulate reflect a gender-segregated use of space and gender-segregated activities. Previous work in Hawaiian archaeology has relied on late 19th and early 20th century...   More >

Focused Ultrasound Neuromodulation

Seminar | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Kim Butts Pauly, Stanford University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Ultrasound can be focused to achieve high intensities deep in the brain. It is currently FDA approved for the treatment of essential tremor, which affects 4% of the US population age 40 and over. This talk will discuss MRI-guided focused ultrasound technology for this application, as well as ongoing research in this area. At low intensities, there is evidence that ultrasound acts on...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Taichi Suzuki: Ecology and evolution of the Mammalian Gut Microbiota

Seminar | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Taichi Suzuki (Finishing Talk)

 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 >

The roles of mortality risk, contraception access and social norms in fertility choices in Burkina Faso: Pascaline Dupas, Stanford University

Colloquium | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Pascaline Dupas, Professor, Department of Economics, Stanford University

 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.

Townsend Center Berkeley Book Chat: Tom McEnaney: Acoustic Properties: Radio, Narrative, and the New Neighborhood of the Americas

Lecture | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

In his study of the coevolution of radio and the novel in Argentina, Cuba, and the United States, McEnaney explores how novelists in the radio age transformed realism as they struggled to channel and shape popular power.

Noon Concert: Michael Goldberg, guitar

Performing Arts - Music | April 18 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music


Thriving in Science Open Board Meeting: How can Thriving in Science best serve you?

Meeting | April 18 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 221 Stanley Hall

 Thriving in Science

The TiS board is looking for feedback about past and future seminars, how peer groups are going, and what we can do to better support you. This will be a great opportunity to network, meet your peers, and consider getting more involved in Thriving in Science! Mediterranean lunch will be provided for those who RSVP. Consider joining even if you are new to TiS!

Please RSVP at:...   More >

Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the Bay Area

Lecture | April 18 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

The San Francisco Bay Area is currently the jewel in the crown of capitalism—the tech capital of the world and one of the wealthiest cities in the world. But there is a dark side of success...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Dynamic Analysis for JavaScript Code

Seminar | April 18 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Liang Gong

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

JavaScript has become one of the most prevalent programming languages. It was originally designed as a simple language to enhance web front-end in the browser. Over the past two decades, JavaScript has evolved into a full-fledged programming language for developing in-browser, server-side, desktop, and mobile applications...   More >

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | April 18 | 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 >

Milan Vaishnav | Cost of Democracy: Political Finance in India

Lecture | April 18 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Milan Vaishnav, Director and Senior Fellow, South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 Institute of International Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

One of the most troubling critiques of contemporary democracy is the inability of representative governments to regulate the deluge of money in politics. If it is impossible to conceive of democracies without elections, it is equally impractical to imagine elections without money. Political scientist Milan Vaishnav will preview the findings of a new edited volume, Costs of Democracy—an...   More >

Coffee Break

Social Event | March 14 – April 25, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. |  International House Cafe

 2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment.

Come enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. We'll also have weekly discussion topics to stimulate conversation.
Stop by and take a break with...   More >

Rigid structures in the universal enveloping traffic space

Seminar | April 18 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Benson Au, U.C. Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

For a tracial $*$-probability space $(\mathcal{A}, \varphi)$, C\'{e}bron, Dahlqvist, and Male constructed an enveloping traffic space $(\mathcal{G}(\mathcal{A}), \tau_\varphi)$ that extends the trace $\varphi$. The CDM construction provides a universal object that allows one to appeal to the traffic probability framework in generic situations, prioritizing an understanding of its structure. We...   More >

Ivan the Terrible, Part I

Film - Feature | April 18 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In sixteenth-century Moscow, the newly crowned Czar Ivan battles both the nobility and the church in an effort to unify Russia. Scored by Sergei Prokofiev, Eisenstein’s painterly film is like a fresco come to life.

Global Testing Against Sparse Alternatives under Ising Models

Seminar | April 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Rajarshi Mukherjee, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

We study the effect of dependence on detecting sparse signals. In particular, we focus on global testing against sparse alternatives for the magnetizations of an Ising model and establish how the interplay between the strength and sparsity of a signal determines its detectability under various notions of dependence (i.e. the coupling constant of the Ising model). The impact of dependence can be...   More >

Seminar 231, Public Finance: "Subsidizing Health Insurance for Low-Income Adults: What Does It Do and What Does That Mean?"

Seminar | April 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date and time

 Amy Finkelstein, MIT

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

joint with Department seminar

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: "Subsidizing Health Insurance for Low-Income Adults: What Does It Do and What Does That Mean?"

Seminar | April 18 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Amy Finkelstein, MIT

 Department of Economics

joint with IO and PF seminars.
The talk will draw on several papers.
Specifically, the talk will briefly discuss the results of hte oregon experiment (summarized here) and then consider welfare analysis of the results based on two papers:
Finkelstein, Hendren, Luttmer "The Value of...   More >

Strategies and Methods for Chemical Synthesis Inspired by Natural Products

Seminar | April 18 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Richmond Sarpong, University of California, Berkeley

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Subsidizing Health Insurance for Low-Income Adults: What Does It Do and What Does That Mean?" (Joint with 231/291)

Seminar | April 18 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Amy Finkelstein

 Department of Economics

joint with Departmental and Public Finance Seminar

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Long Cai, Research Professor, Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech

Seminar | April 18 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Spatial genomics and single cell lineage dynamics by seqFISH and MEMOIR

2018 Lawson Lecture: The HayWired earthquake scenario

Lecture | April 18 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, University Club

 Ken Hudnut, Science Advisor for Risk Reduction, United State Geological Survey; Brad Aagaard, Research Geophysicist, United States Geological Survey; Anne Wein, Principle Investigator, United States Geological Survey; Keith Porter, Research Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder; Laurie Johnson, Principal and Founder, Laurie Johnson Consulting; Jennifer Strauss, Regional Coordinator for ShakeAlert, University of California at Berkeley; Naomi Kelly, City Administrator, City of San Francisco

 Berkeley Seismology Lab

This year the lecture will feature a welcome reception followed by a panel discussion. Join us to learn about the likely impacts from a large earthquake in the east bay and ask the HayWired team your questions.

San Francisco World History Reading Group: Tropic of Chaos by Christian Parenti

Meeting | April 18 | 5-7 p.m. |  Civic Center Secondary School

 727 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program

Information Session | April 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 505 UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

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


 UNEX 1057. Enroll online or by calling 510-642-4111

Latin American Social Medicine, Then and Now

Colloquium | April 18 | 6-8 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Jaime Breilh, Rector (Director), Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador; Dorothy Porter, Department of Anthropology, History & Social Medicine, UC San Francisco; Clara Mantini-Briggs, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Fernando Losada, NNU and Global Nurses United; Luther Castillo, Founder, First Popular Garifuna Hospital in Honduras

 Seth Holmes, Associate Professor, Medical Anthropology & Public Health, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU)

For nearly a century, Latin American health practitioners have been at the forefront of innovating responses to social inequalities. Emphasizing “praxis”-- the combination of social theory and political practice--adherents of Latin American Social Medicine (LASM) have participated in many of the region’s social justice movements.

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.

Strong Island

Film - Feature | April 18 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The murder of the filmmaker’s brother forms the basis of this powerful, disturbing, and very personal documentary on one family’s suffering and an entire society’s injustice and institutional racism. “A masterpiece for difficult times” (Film Quarterly).

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Fundamentals of Traffic Engineering

Special Event | April 17 – 20, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Four Points Sheraton

 1603 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Rafat Raie, E, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Crystal Killian, PE, Transportation Engineer, City of Los Angeles

 Technology Transfer Program

This course has provided California's traffic engineers and planners with core training for more than three decades. Contents are regularly updated to reflect current practices and new issues. The course spans the full range of key areas from characteristics of the transportation system, analysis of flow and capacity, traffic operations, traffic control devices, pedestrian/bicycle facilities, to...   More >

$595.00 CA Public Agency, $1140.00 Standard Fee

  Register online or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu

Authoritarianism and Democracy: Austria, Germany and Europe, 1918-2018

Conference/Symposium | April 19 | 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | International House, Golub Home Room

 Institute of European Studies, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, Institute of Contemporary History, University of Vienna, Stefan Zweig Centre, Salzburg

Sociologist Ralf Dahrendorf wrote in 1997 that "a century of authoritarianism is by no means the least likely prognosis for the 21st century". Due to economic globalization and digitalization, changes in the realms of life and work are vast and far-reaching, with profound consequences for democracy. This development, however, is not new---a look at globalization from the end of World War I to...   More >

Certificate Program in Project Management Online Information Session

Information Session | April 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how you can excel in the expanding field of project management with a UC Berkeley Extension certificate that meets the high professional standards of the Project Management Institute. This certificate is geared for those who are transitioning to a career in project management or those who want to sharpen their project management skills.

  Register online

ESPM Seminar Series - Kent Daane

Seminar | April 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Kent Daane of ESPM & UCCE shares, "Current biological control efforts against the spotted wing drosophila: an invasive insect to control another invasive insect?

This event is open to the public.

Join us for coffee beforehand at 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall.
In an effort to reduce waste, we ask that you bring your own coffee mug.

Bancroft Library Roundtable: From Kitchen Tables to Laboratories: Nutritional Science at UC Berkeley, 1895-1930

Lecture | April 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Kimberly Killion, doctoral candidate, History, and Bancroft Library Study Award recipient, UC Berkeley

 Bancroft Library

During the late nineteenth century, scientists from various fields began conducting experiments that would change the way most Americans defined, chose, and related to food. Drawing from the collections of early professors of nutrition Myer Jaffa and Agnes Fay Morgan, Killion will discuss the development of nutritional science at UC Berkeley during a transformative period in American food history.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | April 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Melanie Wasserman, UCLA

 Department of Economics

"Hours Constraints, Occupational Choice, and Gender: Evidence from Medical Residents"

[Peterson Speaker Series] Carbon Neutrality: Achievability through Collaboration

Panel Discussion | April 19 | 12:30-1:45 p.m. |  Spieker Forum, Chou Hall, Haas School of Business

 Marisa de Belloy, CEO, CoolEffect; Paul Hendricks, Environmental Responsibility Manager, Patagonia; Sunya Ojure, Senior Manager of Sustainability, Salesforce; Arjun Patney, Policy Director, American Carbon Registry

 Kira Still, Director of Sustainability, UC Berkeley

 Center for Responsible Business

Our planet is threatened by the dangers of climate change, and with that threat comes more companies and individuals committing to carbon neutrality to help in the fight against climate change. In this panel, discussion will focus on how a company like Salesforce achieved net zero carbon emissions and how they worked with small but mighty dedicated organizations like Cool Effect to helped them...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Could Probability of Informed Trading Predict Market Volatility?

Seminar | April 19 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: John Wu, LBL

 Center for Risk Management Research

Significant market events such as Flash Crash of 2010 undermine the trust of the capital market system. An ability to forecast such events would give market participants and regulators time to react to such events and mitigate their impact. For this reason, there have been a number of attempts to develop early warning indicators. In this work, we explore one such indicator named Probability of...   More >

IB Seminar: The Avian Microbiome: Past, Present, Future

Seminar | April 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building | Note change in date

 Sarah Hird, University of Connecticut

 Department of Integrative Biology

Latest Research on Silica Dust Exposure and Health

Course | April 19 | 1-4:30 p.m. |  Elihu M. Harris State Office Building

 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

 Sadie Costello, Ph.D., Occupational and Environmental Epidemiologist at the School of Public Health, UC Berkeley; Alan Barr, Primary Engineer for the Ergonomics Graduate Training Program, UC Berkeley; Perry Gottesfeld, Executive Director of Occupational Knowledge International

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH)

Silicosis is recognized as one of the most common occupational lung diseases worldwide. Exposure to silica dust also plays an even larger role in global health as a contributor to the Tuberculosis (TB) epidemic. This course will explore the challenges in studying occupational exposures, the impact of respirable silica on health, mitigation strategies for drilling into concrete, and the efficacy...   More >

GWE Elections / End of the Year Party

Meeting | April 19 | 1-2 p.m. | 390 Soda Hall

 Graduate Assembly

The school year is coming to a close and we have a party scheduled to celebrate all of our hard work and say goodbye to some of our grad members that are heading off into the real world!

Please join us for (free) lunch on Thursday April 19th in 380 Soda Hall and for the election of next year's officers. If you are interested in an officer position, please check out the list of positions and...   More >

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 >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | April 19 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room C420

 Nathan Hendren, Harvard

 Department of Economics

"Race and Economic Opportunity in the United States: An Intergenerational Perspective"

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Topic Forthcoming" (Joint with 231/221)

Seminar | April 19 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | C420 Cheit Hall

 Nathan Hendren, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

joint with PF/Labor/OEW. Note change in time and location

Teaching With and About VR / AR

Presentation | April 19 | 3-5:30 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Academic Innovation Studio, Arts + Design

As newer technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) gain in popularity, how are they impacting teaching and learning in the classroom? What does it mean to teach with rather than about VR and AR? Where and in what ways is VR/AR showing up on campus?

This event is intended as an introduction to VR/AR and other immersive technologies on campus and in the classroom. All...   More >

William Mazzarella | Mad Man of Bombay: A Tale of Magic Found and Lost

Lecture | April 19 | 3-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in time

 Dr. William Mazzarella, The Neukom Family Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago

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

A talk by Dr. William Mazzarella, the Neukom Family Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago.

Reflections on the End of the Safety Net as We Know It

Lecture | April 19 | 4-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Sheldon Danziger, President, Russell Sage Foundation

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, Goldman School of Public Policy, Institute for Governmental Studies, Berkeley Opportunity Lab, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, California Policy Lab

It’s been over fifty years since President Johnson declared war on poverty, and each year, our federal and state governments spend billions of dollars trying to alleviate it. So why are some 45.3 million Americans still living below the poverty line? Why is there still no consensus on what can be done to reduce poverty? And why does “poverty won the war” (Ronald Reagan, 1986) remain a political...   More >

  RSVP online

The Contested Logistics of Racial Capitalism: How Global Commodity Chains Transformed Southern California’s Spatial Politics

Colloquium | April 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Juan De Lara, Assistant Professor in American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Center for Ethnographic Research, Department of Geography, Department of Ethnic Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Division of Equity and Inclusion, Center for Latino Policy Research

In Inland Shift, Juan De Lara uses the growth of Southern California’s logistics economy, which controls the movement of goods, to examine how modern capitalism was shaped by and helped to transform the region’s geographies of race and class.

iMix: Game Night

Social Event | April 19 | 4-6 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office and the Organization of African Students for an afternoon of board games, friends, and fun! We'll have free snacks and drinks, along with a huge selection of games, with everything from classics like Pictionary and Twister to new, up-and-coming games like Codenames, 7 Wonders, Love Letter and so much more! Don't know any of those games? Don't worry! We'll be...   More >

Rutter Award Ceremony for Teaching Distinction Honoring Robert Bartlett

Special Event | April 19 | 4-6 p.m. |  Bancroft Hotel

 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Law, Boalt School of

The Rutter Award for Teaching Distinction honors Berkeley Law professors who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to teaching. The annual award was established in 1995 by William A. Rutter, philanthropist, lawyer, educator, and author, who was a member of the legal profession for more than 50 years. This year's recipient, Robert Bartlett, is Professor of Law at UC Berkeley and Faculty...   More >

Resisting the Digital Labor Management Robot : Learning to Game The YouTube Search Algorithm from Video Game Commentary Makers

Colloquium | April 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Hector Postigo, Temple University

 Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society, Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This presentation will describe the liminal identities, straddling craftwork and alienation, that these individuals took on through this algorithmically-mediated platform. Sometimes they were unhappy laborers in the creative industry that is user generated content on YouTube. Other times they were media entrepreneurs, savvy about how algorithms determine their viewership and stardom and who were...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Mirror Symmetry for Grassmannians

Colloquium | April 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Konstanze Rietsch, King's College London

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe the mirror dual object to a Grassmannian, which was introduced in joint work with Robert Marsh, and explain two different aspects of mirror symmetry in this setting. In both applications Gromov-Witten invariants come up, in different ways.

Facts and Other Metaphors of Enlightenment Science

Lecture | April 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, T. B. A.

 Tita Chico, Associate Professor, University of Maryland English

 The Eighteenth-Century and Romanticism Colloquium

“Breathe for Me, Sing For Me”: Hip Hop and the Black Lives Matter Movement

Conference/Symposium | April 19 | 5-8 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 American Cultures

In the movement for Black Lives, hip-hop artists have given expressive shape to the frustrations and aspirations of a generation of activists. Hip-hop music and art has, in many cases, illuminated the complexities and challenges of the movement and creatively engaged Black futurity, even as the most visible and audible anthems have been coopted in ways that often obscure these meanings. Featuring...   More >

A Conversation With Mr. Omar Abdullah: The Path Forward in Kashmir

Lecture | April 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Great Hall

 Omar Abdullah, Indian Politician

 Institute of International Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

Charismatic, articulate, and an ardent fan of technology, Omar Abdullah is an Indian politician and the scion of one of the most prominent political families of Jammu and Kashmir, the Abdullah family. He served as the youngest Chief Minister of the State of Jammu and Kashmir from 2009-2014. He is currently the Leader of opposition in J&K legislative assembly.

As a former Chief Minister and one...   More >

The Question of Judeo-Arabic: Nation, Partition, and the Linguistic Imaginary: CMES Distinguished Visitor Lecture

Lecture | April 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Ella Shohat, New York University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Professor Ella Shohat, 2018 CMES Distinguished Visitor, teaches at the departments of Art & Public Policy and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies at New York University. She has lectured and written extensively on issues having to do with post/colonial and transnational approaches to Cultural studies. Her writing has been translated into diverse languages, including: French, Hebrew, Arabic,...   More >

DCRP / Davis Lecture: Confronting Youth and Family Homelessness

Lecture | April 19 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Join us for the lecture/panel on homelessness on 4/19/2018 in 112 Wurster Auditorium.

Memento Mori: Lessons from a Decade Among the Dead

Lecture | April 19 | 6-8 p.m. | Latimer Hall, 120 Latimer Hall | Note change in location

 Dr. Paul Koudounaris

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

For over a decade, Dr. Paul Koudounaris has traveled the world documenting the display of human remains in religious practice. From the earliest Christian charnel houses to mummy festivals in modern day Indonesia, he found that the taboo we commonly associate with the dead body was anything but universal. In many cultures throughout history and many presently, a literal memento mori--a reminder...   More >

Toward Health and Environmental Liberation: Insights from Latin American Critical Epidemiology

Colloquium | April 19 | 6-8 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room

 Jaime Breilh, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador

 Amani Nuru-Jeter, Associate Professor, Public Health, UC Berkeley; Charles Briggs, Professor, Department of Anthropology

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU)

Lecture by Jaime Breilh, Rector of the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador

with Amani Nuru-Jeter, Associate Professor, Public Health, as respondent

Sponsored by The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) and the Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, UC Berkeley

Alumni Panel: Unwritten Rules of American Workplace for Int'l Students

Career Fair | April 19 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Career Center

Want to know what it takes to succeed in the U.S. workplace and/or finding internship/job in the U.S.? What cultural differences should you consider? Find out from a panel of Cal international students and alumni who will share their first-hand experience and insights on the following topics:

1. The cultural differences to be aware of during U.S. recruiting process
2. How to adjust to...   More >

Green White Green

Film - Feature | April 19 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Three friends join together to get through the dog days of a Lagos summer—and create a film—in this salute to the creativity and vitality of Nigerian youth, which has garnered comparisons to early Spike Lee.

Leslie Scalapino Memorial Lecture in Innovative Poetics

Lecture | April 19 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Emilie Clark

 Department of English

Please join us on April 19th at 7 pm for the 2017-18 Leslie Scalapino Lecture in Innovative Poetics. This year’s lecture will be given by New York-based visual artist Emilie Clark. Her talk,
"Toward an Ethnography of Earth’s Household" will be held in 315 Wheeler Hall and followed by a reception in the English Department Lounge (Wheeler 300). This event is free and open to the public.

Emilie...   More >

The Tallis Scholars

Performing Arts - Music | April 19 | 8-10 p.m. |  The Cathedral of Christ the Light

 Cal Performances

The Tallis Scholars present War and Peace, a program of choral works commemorating the fallen of World War I, featuring works by Josquin, Tavener, Guerrero, Palestrina, and Arvo Pärt.

$56-$86 general admission in four price zones (prices subject to change)

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