<< Week of February 14 >>

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Venture Capital Deal Camp with Startup@BerkeleyLaw and 500 Startups

Course | February 10 – 13, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, 500 Startups, Startup@BerkeleyLaw, Berkeley Law Executive Education

Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns.

FULL: Roving Ambassador Two-day Training

Information Session | February 10 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Perry Hall, UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Roving Ambassador Two-day Training: Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 10, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Do you love plants and nature? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Become a Roving Ambassador!

 THIS CLASS IS FULL.

Coffee Colloquium and Dry Roast Film Screening

Film - Documentary | February 10 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Emily Thomas and Lauren Schwartzman; Cataracha Coffee; Anika Rice

 Botanical Garden

Come learn all about coffee and some of the complex issues involved with the production, harvest, and export of this invaluable plant to humans. Our colloquium will start off with a film screening of Dry Roast, a documentary film made by UC Berkeley Journalism graduates Emily Thomas and Lauren Schwartzman. The screening will be followed by a presentation from Mayra Orellana-Powell, the founder of...   More >

$25, $20 members

  Register online

Sunday Funday: Let's Hear It For the Girls!

Special Event | February 10 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Join us in celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science, with Scientific Adventures for Girls! Discover some of the contributions and major scientific advances that women have made throughout history. Draw your idea of a "scientist" to add to our art gallery, then get creative with a hands-on exploration project. What does a scientist look like? Like YOU!


Scientific Adventures...   More >

Exploration of Forms: Integrated Queer Ballet Workshop

Workshop | February 10 | 1-3 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Julia Havard

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This free workshop takes what we love about ballet and leaves the rest. This is a deconstructed ballet class for every body and is an integrated space for disabled and non disabled people with any level of experience with ballet to explore ballet’s resources and unpack ballet’s hierarchies and histories. We will take ballet’s juiciest most joyful tools and use them to queer and contest oppressive...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Adalen 31

Film - Feature | February 10 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

During a labor strike in 1931, Swedish soldiers deployed to shield replacement workers in the town of Adalen opened fire on marching strikers and their supporters, killing five and wounding many others. Widerberg frames the notorious event with the intimate details of daily life in the small town, focusing on the lives of the Andersson family and their intersecting relationships with neighbors,...   More >

Asphalt

Film - Feature | February 10 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Often overshadowed by his contemporaries like Ernst Lubitsch or F. W. Murnau, the German Expressionist director Joe May is most widely recognized for two things: helping Fritz Lang enter the film business, and directing the 1929 city-symphony proto-noir Asphalt. The film’s classic noir plot—a gorgeous petty thief seduces a straitlaced cop, and soon both are over their heads in trouble—plays out...   More >

Legacy Night: A Student and Alumni Networking Dinner

Special Event | February 10 | 6-8 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Alumni Student Association (CASA)

The Cal Alumni Student Association cordially invites you to our annual Legacy Night. This formal dinner is intended to recognize top UC Berkeley students and Cal alumni in their fields who have left a legacy, on or off campus. Get in the spirit with a performance from our favorite Cal student group! Join us to celebrate the achievements of our Golden Bears and connect with the leaders of...   More >

  Register online or or by emailing Talia Panadero at talia.panadero@berkeley.edu

Ash Is Purest White

Film - Feature | February 10 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A gangster’s wife stands on her own in Jia Zhangke’s expansive narrative of empowerment and survival, set against the tumultuous political and cultural changes of twenty-first-century China. Jia’s wife and longtime muse Zhao Tao, whose roles in his Unknown Pleasures and Still Life serve as inspiration, stars as a woman saddled with a mobster lover who’s seen one too many John Woo films; she first...   More >

Monday, February 11, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

VC Unlocked: Deal Camp

Course | February 11 – 14, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Startup@BerkeleyLaw, 500 Startups

Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns.

This activity has been approved for 25.75 hours MCLE...   More >

Venture Capital Deal Camp with Startup@BerkeleyLaw and 500 Startups

Course | February 10 – 13, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, 500 Startups, Startup@BerkeleyLaw, Berkeley Law Executive Education

Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns.

Data Science Education Webinar

Seminar | February 11 | 9-10:50 a.m. |  Online Webinar

 Professor John DeNero

 Data Sciences

In 2018, UC Berkeley launched a data science undergraduate major structured around its first-year Foundations of Data Science course and upper-division Principles and Techniques of Data Science course. This webinar will include a description of some of our courses and course materials, as well as a detailed exploration of example lab materials.

UCDC Info Session: Fall 2019 application deadline, February 21, 2019

Information Session | February 11 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar | February 11 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Kelly Byrne, Silver Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

AHMA Colloquium - Structured space, structured time, structured things: making digital research data reusable

Lecture | February 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Adam Rabinowitz, University of Texas at Austin

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

This paper is part of a larger lecture series entitled "Digital Humanities and the Ancient World." The series is co-sponsored by the Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology (AHMA) Colloquium and the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

Taming Japan’s Deflation

Colloquium | February 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Chou Hall N340/344

 Gene Park, Associate Professor, Loyola Marymount University

 James A. Wilcox, Professor, Haas School of Business

 Steven Vogel, Professor, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Clausen Center for International Business and Policy, Japan Society of Northern California

Around the world, governments have delegated political independence to central banks that wield tremendous power based on the belief that independence would allow these institutions to keep inflation in check. From the mid-1990s, Japan’s economy charted a unique trajectory: it fell into deflation and never fully emerged from it for nearly the next twenty years...   More >

  Register online

Perceptual Learning in Support of Language: Insights from Infants and Cochlear Implantees

Seminar | February 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102

 Heather Bortfeld, Ph.D., Professor, Psychological Sciences, University of California, Merced

 Department of Psychology

Cochlear implants improve the ability of profoundly deaf children to understand speech by allowing a way for sound to be transmitted to the brain despite the lack of a working conduction system in the inner ear. Much of what we know about the course of auditory learning following cochlear implantation in young children is based on behavioral indicators that they are able to perceive sound....   More >

Seismic Performance of Existing Tall Steel Framed Buildings

Lecture | February 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Robert Pekelnicky, SE, Principal, Degenkolb Engineers

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Faculty Research Lunch - Laura Kray and Margaret Lee

Seminar | February 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Haas School of Business, N540/N544

 Laura Kray, Professor, Berkeley Haas; Margaret Lee, London Business School

 Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership

The Center for Equity, Gender, & Leadership will host a new ​research seminar promoting the work of our EGAL Faculty Director, Laura Kray and EGAL Postdoctoral Fellow, Margaret Lee on Monday, February 11 from 12:00-1:00pm in N540/N544.​ Lunch will be provided.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/faculty-research-seminar-laura-kray-margaret-lee-tickets-55737863450

Combinatorics Seminar: Two probabilistic proofs of Moon's Theorem and the Bradley-Terry model

Seminar | February 11 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Brett Kolesnik, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In an n-team tournament, each pair of teams plays a win-lose match. Landau's Theorem (1953) states that a sequence (x1,x2,...,xn), written in non-decreasing order, is the score sequence of some n-team tournament if and only if it is majorized by (0,1,...,n-1), meaning that all partial sums x1+...+xk are at least k(k-1)/2, with equality for k=n. Moon's Theorem (1963) extends this to random...   More >

Political Economy Seminar:"A Theory of Elite Initiated Democratization, Illustrated With the Case of Myanmar"

Seminar | February 11 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Patrick Francois, University of British Columbia

 Department of Economics

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

Adventures in Infinite Dimensional Optimization: Real-Time, Safe Control of Robotic Systems: Berkeley/Hyundai Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series

Seminar | February 11 | 1-2 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Assistant Professor Ram Vasudevan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Autonomous systems offer the promise of providing greater safety and access for people throughout the world.

However, this positive impact will only be achieved if the underlying algorithms that control such systems can be certified to behave robustly. This talk will describe a pair of techniques grounded in infinite dimensional optimization to address this challenge. The first technique,...   More >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | February 11 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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

String-Math Seminar: Categorical invariants of annular links

Seminar | February 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Eugene Gorsky, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

A classical result of Turaev identifies the skein algebra of the annulus with the algebra of symmetric functions in infinitely many variables. Queffelec and Roze categorified this using annular webs and foams. I will recall their construction and compute explicit symmetric functions and their categorical analogues for some links. As an application, I will describe spectral sequences computing...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Freeness and asymptotic freeness in the context of tensors

Seminar | February 11 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Benoit Collins, Kyoto University

 Department of Mathematics

It is known that the property of being free (or asymptotically free) for Haar unitaries remains to some extent, when the unitaries are tensored with other unitaries. In the recent years, we investigated the question of, to which extent this property holds. For example, does it hold when tensored by non-unitary operators ? When does asymptotic freeness hold strongly (in norm) ? In traffics ? etc....   More >

Daniel Lacker - Beyond Mean Field Limits: Local Dynamics For Large Sparse Networks Of Interacting Diffusions

Seminar | February 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Daniel Lacker, Columbia University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: We study large systems of stochastic processes (particles) in which each particle is associated with a vertex in a graph and interacts only with its neighbors. When the graph is complete and the numbers of particles grows to infinity, the system is well-described by a McKean-Vlasov equation, which describes the behavior of one typical particle. For general (sparse) graphs, the system is...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Dual Complex of a Singular Pair

Seminar | February 11 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Chenyang Xu, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

The topology of an algebraic variety is a central subject in algebraic geometry. Instead of a variety, we consider the topology of a pair (X,D) which is a variety X with a divisor D, but in the coarsest level. More precisely, we study the dual complex defined as the combinatorial datum characterizing how the components of D intersect with each other. We will discuss how to use the minimal model...   More >

The Fall and Rise of Vowel Length in Bantu

Colloquium | February 11 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Larry M. Hyman, Professor of Linguistics, UC Berkeley

 Department of Linguistics

Although Proto-Bantu had a vowel length contrast on roots which survives in many daughter languages today, many other Bantu languages have modified the inherited system. In this talk I distinguish between four types of Bantu languages: (1) Those which maintain the free occurrence of the vowel length contrast inherited from the proto language; (2) Those which maintain the contrast, but have added...   More >

Testing the role of the basal ganglia in choice

Colloquium | February 11 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Linda Wilbrecht, Psychology

 Department of Psychology

Chiwei Yan - Transportation Optimization: Data-enabled Advances in a Sharing Economy

Seminar | February 11 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Chiwei Yan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: The transportation and logistics industries are undergoing a round of revolutionary innovation. This innovation is fueled by two key drivers: (1) the growing availability of data, and (2) new operational paradigms in a sharing economy. This talk focuses on showcasing how new models, enabled by the prevalence of data, can lead to significant value in operational decision-making.

We...   More >

Berkeley Lectures in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering presented by The Dow Chemical Company: Traditional Fluid Flow Configurations: Unexpected Responses

Lecture | February 11 | 4-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Howard Stone, Professor, Princeton University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

The flows of complex fluids link fundamental research questions to potential applications, both in industry and for understanding natural phenomena. In this talk I discuss two research questions that we have studied recently: (1) Although flows at modest Reynolds numbers at a T-shaped junction is a geometry where one should expect everything is known, nevertheless we uncover previously...   More >

Beyond heteronormativity: Queer archaeology in Japan

Lecture | February 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Jun Mitsumoto, Associate Professor of Archaeology and Museum Studies, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Center for Research on the Dynamics of Civilizations, Okayama University, Japan

 Archaeological Research Facility, Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Anthropology

This presentation focuses on issues of heteronormativity in Japanese archaeology, using case studies regarding same-sex relationships and cross-dressing in prehistoric and protohistoric Japan to explore how such practical studies can oppose heteronormative interpretations, and what new information and perspectives can be gained through a reconstruction of the past.

Metaphorical mappings of time and number: How cultural experience shapes cognitive universals

Colloquium | February 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1215, 2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Benjamin Pitt, University of California, Department of Psychology

 Graduate School of Education

How do people reason about things they cannot hear, see, or touch? In metaphorical mental representations, people understand abstract conceptual domains, like time and number, using knowledge of other domains, like space. The tendency to spatialize time and number may be a cognitive universal, but the specifics of these metaphorical mappings vary across cultures. In Western cultures, both time...   More >

Beyond heteronormativity: Queer archaeology in Japan

Lecture | February 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Jun Mitsumoto, Associate Professor of Archaeology and Museum Studies, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Center for Research on the Dynamics of Civilizations, Okayama University, Japan

 Archaeological Research Facility, Department of Anthropology

This presentation focuses on issues of heteronormativity in Japanese archaeology, using case studies regarding same-sex relationships and cross-dressing in prehistoric and protohistoric Japan to explore how such practical studies can oppose heteronormative interpretations, and what new information and perspectives can be gained through a reconstruction of the past.

Seminar 271, Development: "Scaling Up Agricultural Policy Interventions: Theory and Evidence from Uganda"

Seminar | February 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ben Faber, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Trends in Numerical Methods in the Era of GPU Accelerated Computing and AI

Seminar | February 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Harun Bayraktar, Ph.D., NVIDIA

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Over the last decade, GPU accelerated computing has dramatically changed the HPC world, making exascale computing a reality. But these changes are not likely to slow down anytime soon. Thanks to newer GPU architectures and advances in AI related technologies, new computational methods are emerging that leverage hardware and software technologies from both AI and traditional HPC. In this talk, we...   More >

Attacks on Gender Studies and Populism in Europe

Panel Discussion | February 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Laura Fantone, Gender and Women’s Studies, UC Berkeley; John Connelly, Institute for East European, Eurasian, and Slavic Studies, UC Berkeley; Pawel Koscielny, History Department, UC Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Join Laura Fantone, John Connelly and Pawel Koscielny
exploring the roots of recent anti-gender populist discourses and measures in Europe, with a comparative focus on Italy and Poland.
Starting from summer 2018, when the Hungarian universities' gender studies programs were defunded and terminated, the panel will discuss how and why gender equality and identity became key threats.

Italian...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: An Evolutionary Perspective on Updating Risk and Ambiguity Preferences

Seminar | February 11 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Todd Sarver, Duke University

 Department of Economics

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Some methods to use the nonlinearities in order to control a system

Seminar | February 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jean-Michel Coron, UPMC

 Department of Mathematics

A control system is a dynamical system on which one can act thanks to what is called the control. For example, in a car, one can turn the steering wheel, press the accelerator pedal etc. These are the control(s). One of the main problems in control theory is the controllability problem. One starts from a given situation and there is a given target. The controllability problem is to see if, by...   More >

Language, Aesthetics, Consciousness: A Symposium on Jonathan Kramnick's Paper Minds: Literature and the Ecology of Consciousness

Conference/Symposium | February 11 | 4:30-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Charles Altieri, Professor, Berkeley English; Amanda Jo Goldstein, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Kevis Goodman, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Jonathan Kramnick, Maynard Mack Professor of English, Yale English; Alva Noë, Professor, Berkeley Philosophy

 Department of English, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Institute for European Studies' Program in British Studies, Florence Green Bixby Chair in English, James D. Hart Chair in English, 18th Century/Romanticism Colloquium, Representations

Design Field Notes: Karen Nakamura

Lecture | February 11 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Karen Nakamura is a cultural and visual anthropologist who researches disability in contemporary Japan at the University of California, Berkeley. Her first project was on sign language, identity, and deaf social movements and resulted in a monograph and edited volume. After that, her second project was on schizophrenia and community-based recovery in Japan and this resulted in a book, its...   More >

Splunk Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Splunk was founded to pursue a disruptive new vision: make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. By monitoring and analyzing everything from customer clickstreams and transactions to network activity and call records—and more—Splunk turns machine data into valuable insights no matter what business you're in. It's what we call operational intelligence. Splunk is growing rapidly...   More >

News of the Future and the Future of News with Kevin Delaney

Presentation | February 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Everyone knows we’re living in a golden age of film and television. But we’re now in a similar golden age for video journalism—and it is worth your attention. In this talk Kevin Delaney, editor in chief of Quartz, will explore new and budding approaches to storytelling and journalism.

News of the Future and the Future of News

Lecture | February 11 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Kevin Delaney

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Graduate School of Journalism

Berkeley Center for New Media

Kevin J. Delaney is editor in chief and co-CEO of Quartz, the global business news site at qz.com. Kevin cofounded Quartz in 2012 and has led its pioneering approach to journalism, which has won many awards and attracted a readership around the world. Prior to Quartz, Kevin was a Wall Street Journal reporter for a decade, with postings in Paris and San Francisco....   More >

News of the Future and the Future of News

Lecture | February 11 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Osher Theater, BAMPFA

 Kevin Delaney, Quartz

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Graduate School of Journalism

Kevin J. Delaney is editor in chief and co-CEO of Quartz, the global business news site at qz.com. Kevin cofounded Quartz in 2012 and has led its pioneering approach to journalism, which has won many awards and attracted a readership around the world. Prior to Quartz, Kevin was a Wall Street Journal reporter for a decade, with postings in Paris and San Francisco. He was managing editor of...   More >

Drop-in help with SURF and Haas Scholars research proposals

Workshop | February 11 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Come into drop-in hours with OURS Peer Advisors for assistance on your SURF and Haas Scholars applications. No appointments are necessary.


2/11, Monday, Free Speech Movement Cafe 6:30-8pm

2/13, Wednesday, Moffitt Main Stacks Room B4 6:30-8pm

2/14, Thursday, Moffitt Main Stacks Room B4 6:30-8pm

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Cusco, Peru: The Archaeology of the Incas

Information Session | February 11 | 7 p.m. | Bowles Hall, Main Lounge

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Peru program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Discover the ancient Inca Civilization in its former capital Cusco, Peru, through first-hand anthropological research and visits to historical Andean sites.
In this program, you will be hands-on at an archaeological dig, learning field methods in...   More >

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

VC Unlocked: Deal Camp

Course | February 11 – 14, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Startup@BerkeleyLaw, 500 Startups

Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns.

This activity has been approved for 25.75 hours MCLE...   More >

Venture Capital Deal Camp with Startup@BerkeleyLaw and 500 Startups

Course | February 10 – 13, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, 500 Startups, Startup@BerkeleyLaw, Berkeley Law Executive Education

Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns.

Understanding Diversity Among Species

Seminar | February 12 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio Broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Nicolas Alexandre, Department of Integrative Biology; Ashley Smiley, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Nicolas with hummingbird feeder

February Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | February 12 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

Summer Abroad in Poland, Czech Republic, Germany

Information Session | February 12 | 10 a.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Poland, Czech Republic, Germany: The History of Belonging and Coexistence in Modern Europe program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Who “belongs” in Europe and how do refugee communities and ethnic minorities fit into the European Union experiment?

Dive deep into the history of coexistence...   More >

H-1B Workshop

Workshop | February 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The main focus of this workshop are general H-1B eligibility requirements, eligible professional occupations, application process, and timing concerns.

Topics covered:
H-1B eligibility criteria
Types of jobs appropriate for H-1B
Minimum salary requirements
Employer's role
Application timing challenges
Options for F/J students/scholars

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Computation of Optimal Conditional Expected Drawdown Portfolios

Seminar | February 12 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Alex Papanicolaou, Intelligent Financial Machines

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

We introduce two approaches to computing and minimizing the risk measure Conditional Expected Drawdown (CED) of Goldberg and Mahmoud (2016). One approach is based on a continuous-time formulation yielding a partial differential equation (PDE) solution to computing and minimizing CED while another is a sampling based approach utilizing a linear program (LP) for minimizing CED.

SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Impact of microbial biological disparity on social determinants of health

Seminar | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Lee Riley, Professor of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Understanding social determinants of health has become established as one of core disciplines of public health. On the other hand, understanding biological determinants of health has gradually become less emphasized as a public health discipline, and this trend may lead to incomplete and misdirected public health interventions and policy. We present results of our study of rheumatic heart disease...   More >

Plants and People Lunchtime Lectures: The Ethnobotany of a Medicinal Moss

Lecture | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

As a part of our "Year of Ethnobotany" celebrations, the Garden will be hosting monthly lunch time lectures featuring the research of UC Berkeley graduate students, post-docs, and faculty.

In February join, Eric Harris to learn all about mosses and their use in human life.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Darwin Day at the Essig Museum: Happy Birthday, Charles Darwin (1809)

Tour/Open House | February 12 | 12-5 p.m. | 1170 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Peter Oboyski, Essig Museum of Entomology

 Essig Museum of Entomology

Celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday with special behind-the-scenes tours of the Essig Museum insect collection in the Valley Life Sciences Building.Also on display will be Galapagos finches, rodents, a marine iguana, and tortoise shell, herbarium specimens, live orchids and insectivorous plants.

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Consumption-led Growth"

Presentation | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

Consumption-led Growth, joint with Markus Brunnermeier and Oleg Itskhoki.

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by February 8.

Sustainability – Why and How? The Nordic Way

Lecture | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Ambassador Ove Ullerup, Royal Danish Embassy in Sweden

 Institute of European Studies, Center for Responsible Business, Nordic Studies Program

In his talk, the Danish ambassador to Sweden, Ove Ullerup, will focus on the relationship and cooperation between the public and private sector on the sustainability agenda in the Nordic countries.
The ambassador discusses challenges in changing concepts and how the Nordic countries will face these in the future. What role will the UN Sustainable Development Goals play and have they changed our...   More >

Ove Ullerup

Certificate Program in Marketing Online Information Session

Information Session | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how UC Berkeley Extension equips you with a solid understanding of marketing’s most up-to-date concepts and techniques. For more information, visit the Certificate Program in Marketing.

  Make reservations online

Make-Ahead Meals (BEUHS641)

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

 Kim Guess, RD

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Make it easier on yourself to enjoy homemade meals by making them ahead of time! Some meals can be prepared in a large batch and reused or frozen for future use, while others can be prepped and then cooked later. However, this doesn’t work with all recipes, so attend this workshop and skip the guesswork. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Summer Abroad Programs Rooted in Social Justice: Berkeley Summer Abroad and Global Internships

Information Session | February 12 | 1-3 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn about the Berkeley Summer Abroad and Global Internship programs that utilize social justice and anti-oppression methodologies. Advisers will also give an overview of all the programs offered through Summer Abroad and Global Internships. Presentation runs until 1:45 p.m., then advisers will be available for individual advising until 3 p.m.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Visual Salience in Game Theory

Seminar | February 12 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Colin Camerer, California Institute of Technology

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Expectations with Endogenous Information Acquisition: An Experimental Investigation"

Seminar | February 12 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Basit Zafar, Associate Professor of Economics, Arizona State University

 Department of Economics

TBA

  RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 5 – April 30, 2019 every Tuesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Debbie Jan

 Library

Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.

Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop

Workshop | February 12 | 3:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stephens Lounge

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen who is planning to study and/or intern abroad? Attend the Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop and learn about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a federal scholarship which funds up to $5,000 towards a study abroad experience.

The Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop will review scholarship and eligibility requirements,...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: The arithmeticity of figure-eight knot orbifolds

Seminar | February 12 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A knot or link $L$ in $S^3$ is called universal if every closed orientable $3$-manifold can be represented as a cover branched over $L$, with some examples including the Borromean rings, the figure-eight knot, and 2-bridge non-torus links. Some such $L$ are the singular locus of an orbifold ${\mathbb H}^3/\Gamma \cong S^3$ for Γ an arithmetic subgroup of the linear algebraic group of isometries...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Terminal singularities that are not Cohen-Macaulay

Seminar | February 12 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Burt Totaro, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

I will explain the notion of terminal singularities. This is the mildest class of singularities that appears in constructing minimal models of algebraic varieties. In characteristic zero, terminal singularities are automatically Cohen-Macaulay, and this is very useful for the minimal model program. I will present the first known terminal singularity of dimension 3 which is not Cohen-Macaulay; it...   More >

Restraining Great Powers: Soft Balancing From Empires To The Global Era

Lecture | February 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 T.V. Paul, McGill University

 Institute of International Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Institute for South Asia Studies

This presentation is based on the book with the same title (Yale University Press, 2018) which examines a crucial element of state behavior -- the use of international institutions, informal alignments and economic instruments such as sanctions -- to constrain the power and threatening behavior of dominant actors. Much of International Relations scholarship fails to capture the use of these...   More >

Catalyst Group to End Youth Homelessness Meeting

Meeting | February 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Innovations 4 Youth

The Catalyst Group to End Youth Homelessness aims to create synergy between research, policy, and practice to eliminate youth homelessness in the Bay Area and on the UC Berkeley campus. Our group brings students, faculty, staff, and community partners together to leverage individual expertise of lived experiences of homelessness, research, and advocacy. We welcome all to attend a meeting and work...   More >

Student Hosted Colloquium in Physical Chemistry: Computational Vibrational Spectroscopy of Aqueous Acid and Base Solutions

Seminar | February 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Steve Corcelli, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame

 College of Chemistry

The structure, dynamics, and transport properties of electrolyte solutions, including acids and bases, is critically important to aqueous solution chemistry. Aqueous acid and base solutions have vibrational spectra with distinct continua that span from about 1000 cm-1 to 3000 cm-1. Despite intense study, the interpretation of the spectra in terms of the molecular structure of the hydrated proton...   More >

Asian Americans and Affirmative Action

Conference/Symposium | February 12 | 5-7:15 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Frank Wu, Keynote Speaker, UC Hastings; Vincent Pan, Chinese for Affirmative Action; Julie Park, University of Maryland

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Open House and Info Session

Information Session | February 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 The Program in Critical Theory

Join The Program in Critical Theory’s faculty and students for a panel discussion and Q&A about the Designated Emphasis (DE) in Critical Theory. All UC Berkeley Ph.D. students interested in applying to the DE are invited to attend. Refreshments and informal social to follow.

The Program in Critical Theory’s DE enables graduate students already enrolled in UC Berkeley Ph.D. programs from across...   More >

Rethinking Diversity, Reintroducing Disability: Conversations on Disability History, Advocacy, and Rights

Colloquium | February 12 | 5-7 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 OPEN (Opportunities for Postdoc Equity Networking)

Disability is too often left out of the academic and political discourse concerning equity, diversity and inclusion. Yet disability is a core aspect of these values and intersects with all other marginalized groups for which
equity, diversity, and inclusion are critical. Join us for a trailer screening of “Crip Camp” by filmmaker and disability rights activist James Lebrecht, followed by a...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Symmetric powers of algebraic and tropical curves

Seminar | February 12 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Madeline Brandt, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will give a description of the following recent result: the non-Archimedean skeleton of the d-th symmetric power of a smooth projective algebraic curve X is naturally isomorphic to the d-th symmetric power of the tropical curve that arises as the non-Archimedean skeleton of X. In the talk I will give all necessary background definitions for understanding the above statement and I...   More >

Sincerity out, Authenticity in: Poetry on the Quest for Trust in the times of Post-Truth

Lecture | February 12 | 5:30-7 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Stanislav Lvovsky, Auhtor

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

Back then in the first half of 1990s new generation of Russian poets, — or its considerable part — found itself facing the challenge of inventing a new way to speak straightforwardly: readily available poetics either weren’t quite fit for the job or themselves were part of the problem to be resolved. Poetry optics, which has emerged at the time in the capacity of the solution, was the “new...   More >

Food Politics 2019: Nutrition Science Under Siege with Marion Nestle

Lecture | February 12 | 6-8 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism, Berkeley Food Institute, UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship

Please join us for a special lecture series with celebrated author and scholar Marion Nestle. "Food Politics 2019: Nutrition Science Under Siege." Nutrition science is under attack from statisticians and the food industry. Who stands to gain and what might be lost?

  RSVP online

Photo: Bill Hayes

Vicarious Trauma Workshop

Meeting | February 12 | 6-8 p.m. | 10 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 International Human Rights Workshop

A workshop on understanding, recognizing, and addressing trauma workshop hosted by the International Human Rights Workshop.



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

Sponsored by the Graduate Assembly.

Discovery and Diversity: Critical Factors in Tomorrow's Health Care: Dean of the Stanford School of Medicine Lloyd B. Minor

Lecture | February 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Lloyd B. Minor, Stanford University School of Medicine

 The Berkeley Forum

How are medical schools adapting to today's greatest challenges? Join the Dean of Stanford University School of Medicine, Lloyd B. Minor M.D., for a discussion on the ways in which medical education is changing and responding to unique social demands. Dean Minor will specifically discuss the challenges in biomedical discovery and the vital importance of diversity in science, while showcasing how...   More >

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IBM Networking Night

Information Session | February 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come meet us.

What is like to work at IBM?
Join us as IBMers in a variety of technical roles share day-in-the-life stories about their work and provide an inside look on what makes engineering at IBM unique.

Are you submitting applications this semester?
We'll also share some insight into IMB's recruiting process.

Feel free to bring questions, as we'll close with a panel and Q&A.

Surprising Evidence:: Revealing Vanished Landscapes Through Nontraditional Moving Images

Lecture | February 12 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Wurster Auditorium, RM 112

 Rick Prelinger, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Environmental Design Archives

Join us for our second Gallery Talk!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Wurster Auditorium, Room 112

6:30 to 7pm - Light Refreshments
7 to 8pm - Lecture

Free to UC Berkeley Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EDA

Suggested $10 donation for those outside UC Berkeley


Historians, architects and planners often look to feature films as records of extinct environments. But few know...   More >

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Portugal: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Information Session | February 12 | 7 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology - SCET

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come hear about this unique program where you can not only study, but also travel in Portugal with over 400 students from around the world at the European Innovation Academy!

This program is open to ALL MAJORS and will be hosted in Porto and Cascais, Portugal (right next to Lisbon).

Earn 6 units of upper division IEOR course credits:
IND ENG 185: Challenge Lab (4 units)
IND ENG 192:...   More >

Cal at Golden State Warriors: vs. Utah Jazz

Sport - Recreational | February 12 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. |  Oracle Arena

 Cal Alumni Association

CrafterDark: Make V-Day Pillows and Cards!

Workshop | February 12 | 8-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Berkeley Art Studio

Come make adorbs V-Day themed pillows and cards! Hate Valentine's day? you can make non-V-Day themed stuff too!