<< Week of November 11 >>

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Graduate Student Lounge

Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday |  Anthony Hall

 ASUC Student Union

Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.

 Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.

Basic Needs Security Expert Panel

Panel Discussion | November 14 |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

The Basic Needs Security Panel is co-hosted by the UC Berkeley Basic Needs Security Committee and Cal Alumni Student Association. The primary goal for this event is to help BNS facilitate a discussion between a panel of experts from Senator Barbara Lee's office, the Nutrition Policy Institute, and the BNS Committee on the following topic: "What are some of the institutional factors that...   More >

SOLD OUT - Trees of the UC Berkeley Campus Walk

Tour/Open House | November 14 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC Berkeley Campus, Springer Gateway

 Botanical Garden

This tour will seek out the best of Berkeley’s fall colors as we use visiting the most notable campus trees as a framework for our walk. As we enjoy the diversity of species, you may learn a bit of history about the development of the campus and a few stories about the people and circumstances behind the plantings, the named groves, landmarks and memorial trees.

$20 / $15 UCBG Member or UC Affiliate, // The book "Trees of the UC Berkeley Campus" can be purchased in advance for $25


Olive (Olea europa) at Giannini Hall. This tree was planted in the late 1800's where Giannini Hall now stands, and was later moved to this location.

Industry-UCB-UEC Workshop 2018 (IUUWS 2018)

Conference/Symposium | November 14 | 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Workshop Day 1: November 13 (Tues)

10:00 -10:30 Registration

10:30 -10:35 Opening Address:
Prof. Kazuo UCHIDA, Executive Committee Chairman of IUUWS
Department of Computer and Network Engineering, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, UEC

10:35 -10:45 Welcome Speech:
Prof. Masayoshi TOMIZUKA
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Dean of...   More >

Global Social Venture Competition: Webinar on Social Impact Assessment

Information Session | November 14 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  Online Webinar

 Sara Olsen, SVT Group

 Institute for Business and Social Impact

Join us for an interactive session on Social Impact Assessment, led by Sara Olsen followed by a general overview of GSVC and the application process. Sara Olsen is a co-founder of GSVC, the founder of SVT Group, and has been twice named one of America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs by Bloomberg Businessweek. In this session, we will discuss social impact management and measurement in a...   More >

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Certificate Program in Project Management Online Information Session

Information Session | November 14 | 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

The Political Consequences of the Moratorium on the Death Penalty in 18th Century Russia

Lecture | November 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Elena Marasinova, Professor of History, Faculty of Humanities, School of Philology, Higher School of Economics, Moscow

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

Elena Marasinova, Professor of History, works at the Institute of Russian History (Russian Academy of Sciences) and the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Professor Marasinova graduated from Moscow Lomonosov University and had a fellowship at the Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte in Göttingen and Institut für osteuropäische Geschichte und Landeskunde at Tübingen Universität. She is a...   More >

Noon Concert: University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | November 14 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, director

Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Using Social Networks to Estimate Adult Mortality: Dennis Feehan, UC Berkeley

Colloquium | November 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Dennis Feehan, Professor, Department of Demography, UC Berkeley

 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.

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Hotwired Life: Biophysical Studies of Microbial Extracellular Electron Conduits"

Seminar | November 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Moh El-Naggar, University of Southern California

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

El-Naggar leads the NanoBio Lab, which focuses on the fundamentals, implications, and technological applications of biological charge transfer, using environmental microbes as model systems. This is a highly interdisciplinary area, drawing from the toolboxes of nanoscience, condensed matter physics, electrochemistry, and environmental microbiology.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Phred Benham: Colonization of and adaptation to tidal marshes in the Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)

Seminar | November 14 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Phred Benham

 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 >

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat: Daniel Boyarin: Judaism: The Genealogy of a Modern Notion

Lecture | November 14 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Boyarin argues that the very concept of a religion of “Judaism” is an invention of the Christian church that was adopted by Jews only with the coming of modernity and the spread of Christian languages.

Wesley Valdes on "Times, they are a Changin ... Healthcare and the Connected Consumer": CITRIS Research Exchange

Conference/Symposium | November 14 | 12-1 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the speaker:
Dr. Valdes is coming on board at UC Davis Health to fill a role as the Principal Architect for Digital Health and as the Medical Director for Outpatient Telehealth Services. Dr. Valdes is an internal medicine physician trained in treating chronic wounds and tissue repair and will staff the new outpatient chronic wound clinic. Dr. Valdes enjoys watching trends in the tech...   More >

Discovery and Digital Curation of Textual Archives

Lecture | November 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Adam Anderson, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley, Digital Humanities

 Near Eastern Studies

In this talk I will introduce examples of "at-risk" textual archives from the ancient Near East. By exploring two ancient sites which have yielded large bodies of textual and material culture through illicit excavations, I will describe the latent archival organization found in the hoards of cuneiform tablets. Then, I will describe the computational methods that I and my colleagues have used to...   More >

The Epistemology of Overconfidence: On the difficulty of being both wrong and knowing it

Colloquium | November 14 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Don Moore, Professor, BerkeleyHaas

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

In this talk, I begin by distinguishing three forms of overconfidence: overestimation, overplacement, and overprecision. Of these, overprecision (inflated confidence in the accuracy of our knowledge or predictions) is the most robust and least understood. I document its role in self-assessment, test performance, and macroeconomic forecasts. This leads to an epistemological exploration regarding...   More >

The Influence of Prevailing Ideology on Definitions in Duden Monolingual Dictionaries From the Third Reich Through the Reunification

Lecture | November 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Laura Sacia Bonicatto, Lecturer, Department of German, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Language Center

Since 1880, the Duden dictionary has set the official standard for orthography and language use in German-speaking countries. Over the course of 138 years, there have been 27 editions of the Duden, including 7 separate editions that were published during Germany’s split into the East German GDR and the West German FRG. Since the publication of the first Duden, German-speaking countries have...   More >

Haas Innovation Seminar

Seminar | November 14 | 12:30-2 p.m. | C320 Cheit Hall

 Danielle Li, MIT

 Haas School of Business

Presumptions and Precarity: probing electricity infrastructure in Unguja, Tanzania

Colloquium | November 14 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Veronica Jacome, PhD Candidate, Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

"Modern energy for all", a broad initiative to connect poor populations to the electric grid, is generally thought to lead to reductions in poverty-induced vulnerabilities and is considered a primary strategy for meeting development goals. Indeed the main push for electrification projects in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) rests on the connection between the lack of electricity connections in SSA, and...   More >

Vero Jacome in Tanzania

Anti-Asian Racism at Berkeley: The Case for Renaming Boalt Hall: Presented by Asian American Law Journal

Lecture | November 14 | 12:50-2 p.m. | 100 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Charles Reichmann, Lecturer, UC Berkeley Law

 Asian American Law Journal

Most people familiar with UC Berkeley School of Law know its traditional name and the name of its primary classroom building, Boalt Hall. Yet few know much about the man who gave the law school its name. A closer look at John Boalt’s legacy, however, calls for a reexamination of the law school’s continued association with the Boalt name, given the contrast between UC Berkeley’s values of...   More >

A Conversation with David Vladeck

Colloquium | November 14 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 110

 David Vladeck, Georgetown Law

 Consumer Advocacy and Protection Society, American Constitution Society, Civil Justice Research Initiative, Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

Please join us as we host David Vladeck,
former Director of the FTC’s Bureau of
Consumer Protection under the Obama
Administration. Mr Vladeck will discuss:
the future of consumer protection and
antitrust law, unfair and deceptive acts
and practices, privacy and data security,
and more.

David Vladeck, Former Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | November 14 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

A Conversation Across the Divide: David French and Erwin Chemerinsky Discuss the National Climate

Panel Discussion | November 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 David French, Senior Fellow, National Review Institute; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Berkeley Law

 Office of Chancellor

We are thrilled to welcome students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends of the campus to the second event in the Conversations Across the Divide speaker series we are continuing to host this year. You can view the first in this series between Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor and Carmel P. Friesen Chair in Public Policy and former Secretary of Labor and Stephen Moore, Distinguished Visiting...   More >

Applying to Study Abroad

Information Session | November 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

What's next? Now that you know where you want to study abroad, it's time to craft a strong application. This information session will cover all the basic information on how to apply to Berkeley Study Abroad programs.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Background for research talk

Seminar | November 14 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Lev Tovstopyat-Nelip, Boston College

 Department of Mathematics

I will review the background material for the research talk, and explain its place in low-dimensional topology.

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Internal waves for (linearized) fluids and 0th order pseudodifferental operators

Seminar | November 14 | 2:40-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Maciej Zworski, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Colin de Verdière and Saint-Raymond have recently found a fascinating connection between modeling of internal waves in stratified fluids and spectral theory of 0th order pseudodifferential operators on compact manifolds. The purpose of this talk is to show how a version of their results follows from the now standard radial estimates for pseudodifferential operators and some results about...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | September 12 – December 5, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 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. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also have weekly discussion topics to...   More >

Unimodular uniformization and random walks

Seminar | November 14 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 James R. Lee, University of Washington

 Department of Statistics

Consider deforming the path metric of a unimodular random graph by a (unimodular) reweighting of its vertices. In many instances, a well-chosen change of metric can be used to study the spectral measure, estimate the heat kernel, and bound the speed of the random walk. Even for extensively studied models like random planar maps (e.g., the uniform infinite planar triangulation) and critical...   More >

Cries and Whispers

Film - Feature | November 14 | 3:10-4:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cries and Whispers depicts the final day of Agnes (Harriet Andersson), who lies in bed with cancer. Her most dear ones—her sisters, Maria (Liv Ullmann) and Karin (Ingrid Thulin), and a companion, Anna (Kari Sylwan)—watch over her. In a film as formal as a clock’s tick, Bergman restricts his palette to colors of blood, his close-ups to the image of the soul. The four women want strength to face...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: $p$-adic Hodge theory

Seminar | November 14 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Koji Shimizu and Joe Stahl, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss comparisons with $p$-adic Hodge theory

VIDEO GAME Playtest!

Special Event | November 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 241 Cory Hall

 Nuclear Science and Security Consortium

The Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC) and the Project on Nuclear Gaming (PoNG) invite you to playtest a game called Signal, developed in partnership between UC Berkeley students and scientists from both Sandia and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. Signal will be playtested in both a VIDEO GAME and BOARD GAME format. This game will be used as part of a research effort toward...   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Gelfand-Tsetlin theory for Galois algebras

Seminar | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Vyacheslav Futorny, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

 Department of Mathematics

Galois algebras is an important class of algebras with invariant skew group structure that allow an effective study of their Gelfand-Tsetlin representations. We will give an overview of recent advances based on joint results with D. Grantcharov, E. Ramirez, P. Zadunaisky and J. Zhang.

Condition Number Analysis of Logistic Regression, and its Implications for Standard First-Order Solution Methods

Seminar | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Paul Grigas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Logistic regression is one of the most popular methods in binary classification, wherein estimation of model parameters is carried out by solving the maximum likelihood (ML) optimization problem, and the ML estimator is defined to be the optimal solution of this problem. It is well known that the ML estimator exists when the data is non-separable, but fails to exist when the data is separable....   More >

Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison: IRLE Speaker Series

Lecture | November 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Director's Room

 Bruce Western, Columbia University

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

What happens when people return to a community after incarceration? How do they look for work and housing? How do they manage their addictions or mental illness, and why do some return to prison?

In his talk, Western will bear witness to the lives held captive in America’s experiment with mass incarceration. Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison tells the stories of the men and women he...   More >

Berkeley ACM A.M. Turing Laureate Lecture: Game Theory in Auction and Blockchain with Andrew Yao

Colloquium | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Tsinghua Univeristy, Beijing

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Game theory has provided a mathematical framework for addressing issues in many domains, including economics and distributed computing systems. In recent years the rise of novel commercial infrastructure, such as electronic auction (for on-line ads) and blockchain, has led to many new interdisciplinary studies involving algorithmic games. In this talk we discuss some recent work from this...   More >

"Molecular Simulations of the Coordination Environment of Metal-Organic Frameworks"/"Cutting Materials in Half: A Graph Theory Approach for Generating Crystal Surfaces and Its Prediction of 2D Zeolites"

Colloquium | November 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Sudabeh Jawahery, Ph.D. student in the Smit Group; Matthew Witman, Ph.D. student in the Smit Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

ERG Colloquium: Bri-Mathias Hodge: Designing a Sustainable and Reliable Future: Simulating Next Generation Energy Systems

Colloquium | November 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Bri-Mathias Hodge, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

 Energy and Resources Group

This talk focuses on the challenges of renewable energy integration and the simulation methods and data being developed to help design future low-cost highly reliable interconnected energy systems.

Designing a Sustainable and Reliable Future: Simulating Next Generation Energy Systems

Colloquium | November 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Bri-Mathias Hodge, University of Colorado, Boulder

 Energy and Resources Group

Power systems worldwide are changing rapidly in the face of the global challenge of decarbonization and the subsequent addition of more distributed and variable renewable energy sources. Since the power system is enormous in scale, has very long investment horizons, and stringent reliability requirements, changes to the system need to be thoroughly validated through computational simulations...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Determination of space-time structures from gravitational perturbations

Seminar | November 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Yiran Wang, Stanford

 Department of Mathematics

We consider inverse problems for the Einstein equations with source fields. The problem we are interested in is to determine space-time structures e.g. topological, differentiable structures of the manifold and the Lorentzian metric, by generating small gravitational perturbations and measuring the responses near a freely falling observer. We discuss some unique determination results for Einstein...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): The transverse invariant and braid dynamics

Seminar | November 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Lev Tovstopyat-Nelip, Boston College

 Department of Mathematics

Let \(K\) be a link braided about an open book \((B,p)\) supporting a contact manifold \((Y,\xi )\). \(K\) and \(B\) are naturally transverse links. We prove that the hat version of the transverse link invariant defined by Baldwin, Vela-Vick and Vertesi is non-zero for the union of \(K\) with \(B\). As an application, we prove that the transverse invariant of any braid having fractional Dehn...   More >

The Real Story of Trump and Russia

Lecture | November 14 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315

 David Corn, Journalist and Political Commentator

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

David Corn is a veteran Washington journalist and political commentator. He is the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones magazine and an analyst for MSNBC. He is the author of three New York Times bestsellers, including Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Battled the GOP to Set Up the 2012 Election and Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War (co-written...   More >

Poesia y Mercadito: Enjoy a night of poetry and local artisans

Special Event | November 14 | 5-8 p.m. |  Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Alán Pelaez, Pushcart Poet

 Javier O. Huerta, Arte Publico Press

 Melanie Cervantes, Dignidad Rebelde

 Latinx Research Center

Enjoy an evening with community! The Latinx Research Center is hosting a poetry night with local poets and vendors. PhD student & celebrated poet, Alán Pelaez will be hosting and reciting their poetry, provoking our imagination & inspiriting our humanity. Javier O. Huerta will also be sharing excerpts from "American Copia" and "Some Clarifications y otros poemas" (published by Arte Publico...   More >

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 3: Publics

Conference/Symposium | November 14 – 15, 2018 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Asif Agha, University of Pennsylvania; Virginia Jackson, UC Irvine; Constantine Nakassis, University of Chicago; Rosetta Young, UC Berkeley; Karin Barber, University of Birmingham; Francis Cody, University of Toronto; Nicholas Harkness, Harvard University

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the third of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar that will take place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

Radical Transformations of Self and Society: Towards a Critical Theory of Democratic Protest

Lecture | November 14 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Maeve Cook, Professor of Philosophy, University College Dublin, Ireland

 The Program in Critical Theory

Why should we pursue a critical theory of democratic protest? Assuming that we should, what would such a critical theory look like today? My paper considers both questions, offering some partial answers. On my understanding, critical theory addresses normative questions relating to the good life for humans, to the kind of society that would enable a good life, and to protest as a means for the...   More >

Self Defense for Self Determination: Intro to Self Defense and De-Escalation Strategies

Workshop | November 14 | 5-7 p.m. | Unit 1 Residence Hall, Putnam Main Lounge

 Mamie Chow

 Gender Equity Resource Center

This workshop will be led by Mamie Chow, who holds a 3rd degree black belt from Wild Crane Rising Martial Arts, a community-based school that trains in a contemporary style of Tae Kwon Do. Mamie's approach to self defense values social justice, preventing verbal and physical violence, and creating an encouraging space to practice self and community defense skills. In the last couple of years, we...   More >

East Asian Union Night Market

Social Event | November 14 | 6-9 p.m. |  Lower Sproul Plaza

 East Asian Union

Come join EAU along with over 20 student organizations for a night of fun with new Berkeley friends. Feel free to fill stomachs with delicious food and drinks, while watching fun and amazing performances here on our Berkeley campus. This is a great way to spend time with your friends and fellow club members while giving you an opportunity to meet your community at Cal.

Participating...   More >

Evening with Industry

Miscellaneous | November 14 | 6-9 p.m. |  Berkeley City Club

 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join Berkeley SWE and various large engineering firms at Evening with Industry for an evening of networking and fine dining at Berkeley City Club on Wednesday, November 14!

This year, SWE is inviting representatives from Google, Intel, IBM, AT&T, P&G, Dropbox, General Motors, KLA Tencor, Danaher, Accenture Labs, PWC, AECOM, Intuitive Surgical, STRIVR, and ZS Associates. If you’re currently...   More >

My Fight for Justice: With Dewayne "Lee" Johnson, Tyrone Hayes, and More

Panel Discussion | November 14 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, Senate Chambers, Floor 5

 Dewayne "Lee" Johnson; Tyrone Hayes; Kendra Klein; Diane Williams

 Berkeley Food Institute

Herbicide Free Cal is hosting a panel discussion with Dewayne "Lee" Johnson, the plaintiff in the Johnson v. Monsanto case, UC Berkeley professor and rockstar atrazine researcher, Tyrone Hayes, Oakland activist and gardener, Diane Williams, and Friends of the Earth scientist, Kendra Klein. This event was catalyzed by the recent Johnson v. Monsanto lawsuit, and aims to have an open dialogue with...   More >

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.

Berkeley Law's Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice Launch Party

Special Event | November 14 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room

 Berkeley Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice

You are cordially invited to join Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Elizabeth Cabraser in celebrating the official launch of Berkeley Law's Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice. Opened in the Spring of 2018, the Center works to advance consumer rights and create a more equal society through research, advocacy, and teaching.


Lecture | November 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, NOV 14, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk with architect, environmental and social activist, and the co-founder of Breakthrough Communities Project. Co-sponsored by the Kenneth Simmons Community Lecture Endowment &amp; CED Alumni of Color. Open to all!

Diversity and Inclusion in Television

Course | November 14 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 145

 Erika Green Swafford, Writer, Performer, and Producer, Universal Television; Evangeline Ordaz-Molina, Attorney and Writing Fellow, ABC Disney

 Henry Robles, Writer

 Russell Robinson, Professor, Berkeley Law

 Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture

Wednesday, 11/14/18
Diversity and Inclusion in Television
Room 145, Berkeley Law
Roundtable Discussion: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Reception: 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Speakers: Erika Green Swafford, Evangeline Ordaz-Molina, and Henry Robles
Registration is now closed

This roundtable discussion with several TV writers will consider the extent to which Hollywood workplace norms are evolving after #OscarsSo...   More >

Adam Hochschild and Elizabeth Farnsworth: “Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays”

Panel Discussion | November 14 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism, Human Rights Center

In this rich collection, bestselling author Adam Hochschild has selected and updated over two dozen essays and pieces of reporting from his long career. Threaded through them all is his concern for social justice and the people who have fought for it. The articles here range from a California gun show to a Finnish prison, from a Congolese center for rape victims to the ruins of gulag camps in the...   More >

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As Above, So Below

Film - Feature | November 14 | 7-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Larry Clark’s portrayal of black insurgency is a rediscovered masterpiece. The film opens in 1945 with a young boy playing in his Chicago neighborhood and then follows the adult Jita-Hadi as a returning Marine with heightened political consciousness. It imagines a post–Watts rebellion state of siege and an organized black underground plotting revolution. With sound excerpts from the 1968 HUAC...   More >

Cine Latino: Neighboring Sounds

Film - Documentary | November 14 | 7-9 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

A palpable sense of unease hangs over a single city block in the coastal town of Recife, Brazil. Home to prosperous families and the servants who work for them, the area is ruled by an aging patriarch and his sons. When a private security firm is reluctantly brought in to protect the residents from a recent spate of petty crime, it unleashes the fears, anxieties, and resentments of a divided...   More >

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Crossings: Facing the Boundaries of Gender, Culture, and Family with Carla Lucero

Lecture | November 15 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Carla Lucero

 Arts + Design

Join us for a lecture and recorded musical highlights with opera-composer Carla Lucero. Lucero is originally from Los Angeles, graduating from CalArts in 1986, where she studied with Rand Steiger, Morton Subotnick and the late, legendary film composer, Leonard Rosenman. In LA, she spent 5 years as a composer in residence at Collage Dance Theater. Carla's love of opera and classical music drew her...   More >

CASA Physician Networking Night

Special Event | November 15 |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

PNN is co-hosted by the American Medical Student Association and Cal Alumni Student Association. The primary goal for this event is to connect current Cal students that are interested in medicine with physicians who have spent time studying at Cal.

Situated Knowledges Thirty Years Later

Conference/Symposium | November 15 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Alastair Iles, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, U.C. Berkeley; Mitali Thakor, Assistant Professor, Science in Society Program, Wesleyan University; Sarah E. Vaughn, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, U.C. Berkeley; Jennifer L. Derr, Assistant Professor, Department of History, U.C. Santa Cruz; Lisa A. Brooks, Doctoral Candidate, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, U.C. Berkeley; Paul Michael L. Atienza, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Michael Mascarenhas, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, U.C. Berkeley; Victoria Massie, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology, U.C. Berkeley

 Sibyl Diver, Research Scientist, Department of Earth Systems Science, Stanford University; Laura Lee Dev, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

 Ashton Wesner, Doctoral Candidate, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, U.C. Berkeley

 Julie Pyatt, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, U.C. Berkeley

 Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez, Doctoral Candidate, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, U.C. Berkeley

 Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM), Filipino & Philippine Studies Working Group, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Science and Technology Studies Working Group, Graduate Assembly

This day-long conference will celebrate and challenge the intellectual legacy of Donna Haraway's "Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective." Presenters from various disciplines will reflect on the impact of "situated knowledges" while offering new perspectives on and revisions to the concept since its introduction.

Situated Knowledges Thirty Years Later

Conference/Symposium | November 15 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall | Canceled

 Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM), Filipino & Philippine Studies Working Group

This day-long conference will celebrate and challenge the intellectual legacy of Donna Haraway's "Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective." Presenters from various disciplines will reflect on the impact of "situated knowledges" while offering new perspectives on and revisions to the concept since its introduction.

CGPH Global Health Leaders Discussion Series: Slum Health: A Biology Perspective (Professor Riley and Professor Corburn)

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jason Corburn, Associate Professor, Department of City & Regional Planning and the School of Public Health; Lee Riley, Professor of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health

 Center for Global Public Health

Elaborating together from their book Slum Health: A Biology Perspective, Professor Jason Corburn and Professor Lee Riley will present on their projects in Brazil, and use them as a topic for further discussion about the roles of biology versus sociology in addressing slum health problems.

  RSVP online

The New Research Compact: Social Science Partnerships for the Common Good

Lecture | November 15 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Alondra Nelson, President, Social Science Research Council

 Social Science Matrix

Please join us on Thursday, November 15 from 10am-noon for the Social Science Matrix Distinguished Lecture, which will be delivered by Alondra Nelson, president of the Social Science Research Council and professor of sociology at Columbia University.


For decades, the social sciences have generated knowledge vital to guiding public policy, informing business, and...   More >

Alondra Nelson

Applied Math Seminar: Recent Progress in the Theory of Deep Learning

Seminar | November 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Tengyu Ma, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

A deeper understanding of the principles of deep learning can consolidate and boost its already-spectacular empirical success. I will introduce some of the recent progress in the theory of deep learning, including some of my own work. We will discuss the core ML issues, such as optimization, generalization, and expressivity, and their rich interactions, in the contexts of supervised learning with...   More >

Berkeley Way West Craft Fair

Special Event | November 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 1st Floor, Forum

 Public Health, School of

SPH Crafters show their wares. Perfect for Holiday Gifts.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Communication Frictions and Knowledge Transfers: Evidence from Myanmar's FDI"

Seminar | November 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Amit Khandelwal, Columbia GSB

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area

Lecture | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Richard A. Walker, Professor Emeritus, Geography, UC Berkeley, and Director, Living New Deal Project

 Bancroft Library

The SF Bay Area is currently the jewel in the crown of capitalism — the tech capital of the world and a gusher of wealth from the Silicon Valley Gold Rush. But there is a dark side of success: overheated bubbles and spectacular crashes; exploding inequality and millions of underpaid workers; a delusional tech elite; and complicity with the worst in American politics.

 The Lewis-Latimer Room has a maximum capacity of 28 people. The doors will be shut and no more attendees may enter once the room is at capacity.

CEDSOC DHS Letter Writing Session

Workshop | November 15 | 12-2 p.m. | 214B Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design Students of Color

Join us for a letter-writing session regarding a recent public charge ruling from the Department of Homeland Security. We'll bring talking points and food, you bring your laptop!

The public charge ruling would restrict pathways to citizenship or green card status for residents who access public benefits, including SNAP, TANF, Section 8, Medicaid, and SSI. It also adds specific standards for...   More >


Presentation | November 15 | 12-4 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

THU, NOV 15, 12-4pm. Thesis Seminar students will be exhibiting their work and presenting their research on capstone projects to faculty and guest critics.

Digital Switzerlands: Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity Lunch Seminar

Seminar | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Kristen Eichensehr, Assistant Professor, UCLA School of Law

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)


U.S. technology companies are increasingly standing as competing power centers, challenging the primacy of governments. This power brings with it the capacity to bolster or undermine governmental authority, and also increasing public demands for the companies to protect users from governments. The companies’ power raises serious questions about how to understand their role,...   More >

  RSVP online

Kristen Eichensehr

IB Seminar: A mechanistic explanation for the global distribution of lianas

Seminar | November 15 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Stefan Schnitzer, Marquette University

 Department of Integrative Biology

First Take / Second Look: Exploring Unconscious Bias: Beeqi001-181115

Workshop | November 15 | 1-3:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Sidalia Reel

 Human Resources

This workshop engages staff in a discussions regarding how we may be not always aware of how we may be engaging in behaviors that might be problematic for others, as well as what to do about situations where we may be on the receiving end of biased behavior. The workshop features interactive learning, variation in group size and discussions. The outcomes of the workshop are: • To understand what...   More >

Math Department Town Hall Meeting: Discussion with candidates for new chair of Math Department

Seminar | November 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 1015 Evans Hall

 M. Hutchings, N. Reshetikhin, J. Wilkening, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Winners and Losers in the 2018 Midterm Elections: Why it Happened and What it Means

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Robert Van Houweling, Associate Professor, Berkeley Political Science; Thomas Mann, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution; Bill Whalen, Virginia Hobbs Carpenter Fellow in Journalism, Hoover Institution

 Jack Citrin, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley Department of Political Science

 Social Science Matrix, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues (ISSI), The Jack Citrin Center for Public Opinion Research, Berkeley Public Policy and Law Program

Please join us for a panel reviewing the outcomes of the 2018 midterm elections, with an account of the factors producing this result. The discussion will provide competing perspectives on the implications of the elections for governance in the upcoming years—and for the shape of the 2020 presidential and congressional elections. The participants are leading scholars on Congress, public opinion,...   More >

Critical Language Pedagogy: Teaching about Dialect Variation, Identity and Power

Lecture | November 15 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Amanda Godley, Professor, English Education & Language, Literacy and Culture, University of Pittsburgh

 Berkeley Language Center

Language and literacy education scholars have long called for the teaching of language to be more critical, raising students’ awareness of how language choices and varieties convey power, identity and ideologies. In this talk, I focus specifically on Critical Language Pedagogy, an approach to teaching about dialect variation and language ideologies. I will share curriculum materials...   More >

Predicting, stabilizing, and enhancing restoration outcomes on degraded drylands

Lecture | November 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Jeremy James, Director of Sierra Foothills Research & Extension Center

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

Funding Opportunities for UC Berkeley in the European Union Horizon 2020 program

Workshop | November 15 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Jeroen Dewulf, Institute of Eureopean Studies; José Capilla, Technical University of Valencia; Carlos Ripoll, Technical University of Valencia

 Institute of European Studies, European Union Center

The governance model on most universities is based on a shared responsibility between academics and governing boards at an institutional level. In the case of research and innovation strategies, it could be said that the aim is on setting up facilitation processes and not so much in defining a led based policy on some specific research challenges to be addressed. This approach can be compared...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Carlos Ripoll at cripoll@upv.es by November 14.

How do Astrocytes Sculpt Synaptic Circuits?

Seminar | November 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition | Note change in location

 Cagla Eroglu, Duke University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

How are synaptic networks formed during development and remodeled during learning and disease? This is the main question that drives our research. In particular, we investigate the roles of glial cells called astrocytes in the development, remodeling and function of synaptic circuits. In my talk, I will share findings from my lab on two distinct molecular mechanisms through which astrocytes...   More >

How do Astrocytes Sculpt Synaptic Circuits?

Seminar | November 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Li Ka Shing Center

 Cagla Eroglu, Duke University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

How are synaptic networks formed during development and remodeled during learning and disease? This is the main question that drives our research. In particular, we investigate the roles of glial cells called astrocytes in the development, remodeling and function of synaptic circuits. In my talk, I will share findings from my lab on two distinct molecular mechanisms through which astrocytes...   More >

On Indian Ground: California. A Return to Indigenous Knowledge: Generating Hope, Leadership, and Sovereignty through Education

Colloquium | November 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 117, Academic Innovation Studio | Note change in location

 Nicole Myers-Lim, J.D., Executive Director, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center; Joely Proudfit, Ph.D., Director California Indian Culture & Sovereignty Center Professor, American Indian Studies Department Chair and Professor, American Indian Studies, California State University San Marcos

 Center for Native American Issues Research on, American Indian Graduate Program, Native American Student Development, American Indian Graduate Student Association, Native American Studies, Indigenous Language Revitalization DE, Graduate School of Education

Dr. Joely Proudfit, Ph.D. is the Department Chair of American Indian Studies at California State University San Marcos and the Director of the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center. Nicole Myers-Lim, J.D. is the Executive Director of the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center. Dr. Proudfit and Ms. Lim have worked together for over twenty years and have collaborated on a number of...   More >

Is this Right for Me? How to “Test Drive” Majors and Occupations: L&S Workshop Series Ursa Major

Workshop | November 15 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Graduate Mentors, College of L&S

 College of Letters & Science, L&S Graduate Mentors

A workshop on using internships, externships, and volunteering to test out majors and careers.

TDPS Speaker Series: Incarceration, Social Justice, Art, and Policy

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall

 Glenn Bailey, Activist; William Drummond, Professor of Journalism, UC Berkeley; Ayodele Nzinga, Playwright and Director

 Eli Wirtschafter, Freelance Reporter and Producer

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

What happens when a person is wrongfully convicted? What if we can tell the story of this injustice through performance and theater and bring about change? This panel discussion will address the power of political performance made within prison systems and the people impacted by unjust incarceration practices. The panel will address how performance and art-making can lead to social justice...   More >

Is There A Light At The End Of The North Korean Nuclear Tunnel?

Lecture | November 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Siegfried S. Hecker, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University

 Institute of International Studies, Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Nuclear Science and Security Consortium, Public Law and Policy Program

After a disastrous and dangerous 2017, diplomatic initiatives have opened a window for resolution of the North Korean nuclear crisis. But will the Trump administration's diplomacy succeed or fail as have all attempts over the past 25 years? I will offer my perspective based on seven visits to North Korea and our comprehensive study of North Korea's nuclear program.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Inference on Winners"

Seminar | November 15 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Isaiah Andrews, MIT

 Department of Economics

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Skein = Hall

Colloquium | November 15 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Fabian Haiden, IHES

 Department of Mathematics

Starting from a topological surface one can construct 1) its skein algebra, based on the skein relation in knot theory, 2) the Hall algebra of its Fukaya category. These can be viewed as two ways of "quantizing" the surface. I will report on work in progress to show that the two coincide, once suitably defined. Along the way we will meet q-numbers, Hecke algebras, and representations over $F_1$.

Financing Study Abroad

Information Session | November 15 | 5-6 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Summer Sessions

Do you want to study abroad, but don't know if you can afford it? Join our Financing Study Abroad workshop to learn how to locate and understand a program budget, how financial aid works for your term abroad, and what scholarships are available so you can get a jumpstart on the planning process.

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 3: Publics

Conference/Symposium | November 14 – 15, 2018 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Asif Agha, University of Pennsylvania; Virginia Jackson, UC Irvine; Constantine Nakassis, University of Chicago; Rosetta Young, UC Berkeley; Karin Barber, University of Birmingham; Francis Cody, University of Toronto; Nicholas Harkness, Harvard University

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the third of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar that will take place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

Raza Rumi | Democracy and its Discontents - Project Naya Pakistan: The Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture for 2018

Lecture | November 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Raza Ahmad Rumi, Pakistani writer and a public policy specialist

 Munis Faruqui, Chair, Institute for South Asia Studies, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, The Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture

Pakistani writer and a public policy specialist, Reza Ahmad Rumi delivers our sixth Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture.

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color) Workspace/Study space

Workshop | November 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about the different research opportunities on campus and how to best prepare for applying to them.

JASC and KASC 2019 Information Session

Information Session | November 15 | 6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Interested in going to Japan or Korea this summer?

Scholarships are available for UC Berkeley students attending the Japan-America or Korea-America Student Conference!

The Future of Sustainable Food

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 6-8 p.m. | Cheit Hall, Wells Fargo Room

 Institute for Business and Social Impact

The way we feed ourselves and the planet may be the most important question our generation solves. By doing so we may also arrive at potent solutions for our environmental, healthcare, social justice crises.

Join Food@Haas and Haas' Center for Responsible Business Sustainable Food Initiative for a conversation on how companies are re-framing the way we think about food by questioning the...   More >

Interdisciplinary Marxist Working Group

Meeting | September 20 – December 13, 2018 every other Thursday | 6-8 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Please join us for this semester's first meeting of the IMWG on Thursday, Sept 6 from 6-8pm in the Wheeler English lounge. We will be continuing with where we left off last semester in Capital, with plans to finish volume 1 by early October.

No prior knowledge of Capital or Marx is required, and everyone is welcome. I'm attaching a rough schedule, as our readings after Capital vol 1 will...   More >

The Honorable Willie Brown

Lecture | November 15 | 6-7 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 The Honorable Willie Brown

 Goldman School of Public Policy, The Berkeley Forum

Join the Goldman School of Public Policy and the Berkeley Forum as they host the Honorable Willie Brown for the 2018 Michael Nacht Distinguished Lecture in Politics and Public Policy on Thursday, November 15. Two-term Mayor of San Francisco and Speaker of the California State Assembly Willie Brown will discuss the midterm elections and share his knowledge of California politics,...   More >

MRED+D Visiting Fellow Lecture: Architect as Developer

Lecture | November 15 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Distinguished Visiting Fellow Jonathan Segal has designed some of the most livable and highly regarded residential, live/work, and mixed-use housing in California. His talk will pose the question: “What if architects could leverage their training and skil

"Global Cinema and 1968": Ciné-tracts: Film Screening

Film - Documentary | November 15 | 7-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Institute of European Studies, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States

In partnership with BAMPFA and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, the Institute of European Studies presents a special screening of the "Ciné-tracts," a selection of experimental short films by Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, and others, created amid the strikes and protests of May 1968 in Paris.

"Ciné-tracts" is part of the "Global Cinema and 1968" series, guest curated...   More >

AIA Lecture - Pottery, Paintings, and Pinakides: the latest dirt from the excavation of Petsas House, Mycenae

Lecture | November 15 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Kim Shelton, Associate Professor of Classics and Director, the Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

This elaborately illustrated lecture will present the results of ten seasons of excavation by the Archaeological Society of Athens at ‘Petsas House’ in the settlement of the famous Bronze Age palatial center at Mycenae. A look into a complex structure of the 14th century BCE reveals domestic and workshop use together with an expanding role in the socio-political life of the palace. Pottery, as...   More >

Changing International Student Policy Roundtable

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 8-9:30 p.m. | ASUC Senate Chambers, Eshleman Hall 5th Floor

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Don’t miss out the chance to discuss the future of international students at Cal with the administration on November 15th from 8-9:30 pm. Join the roundtable: "Shaping our Future: Changing International Student Policy" and learn more about financial aid opportunities and career resources for international students.