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Friday, April 14, 2017

Structure vs. Randomness

Workshop | April 10 – 14, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

This workshop will focus on a phenomenon observed in harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, analytic number theory, graph theory, complexity theory, additive combinatorics and cryptography, according to which arbitrary objects can be well approximated by a combination of a small number of pseudorandom objects. In the study of higher-order Fourier analysis, this corresponds to approximating every...   More >

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Berkeley Law Sports and Society Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 14 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, University Club

 David Falk, Sports Agent and Former Representative of Michael Jordan; Layshia Clarendon '13, WNBA Player for the Atlanta Dream; Andre Iguodala, NBA Player for the Golden State Warriors, Sports & Tech Investor, Player Activist

 Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor

Join professional athletes and leading sports industry executives, managers, agents, and attorneys for an exciting day of networking and educational panels addressing hot topics in this multi-billion dollar industry. April 13-14. MCLE credit available.

$249 Corporate/Private firm employees, $99 BCLBE/BCLT Sponsor Firms, $49 Government/Nonprofit employees, $25 Students

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9th Annual Sociological Research Symposium

Conference/Symposium | April 14 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The theme this year is “Traversing Social Realities: Exploring Fluid Boundaries in Contemporary Society.” Although our theme directly alludes to sociological research on gender and sexuality, we want to open up the discussion to broader questions about social change within and beyond institutions of class, education, law, policies, etc.

Offense! The Public Life of Injury in South Asia: The 6th South Asia by the Bay Graduate Student Conference at Stanford University, April 14 and 15, 2017

Conference/Symposium | April 14 – 15, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. |  Stanford University

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for South Asia, Stanford University, University of California, Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz

The 6th South Asia by the Bay Graduate Student Conference held at Stanford University

Logic and Literary Form Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 14 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Department of English

Our conference on Logic and Literary Form promises to bridge this chasm by convening scholars working at the interdisciplinary juncture of literary studies, philosophy, and the history of science in order to investigate the historical, conceptual, and analogical connections between literary and logical form. The conference will include a range of subfields from literary history to philosophical...   More >

Insights into Industry

Conference/Symposium | April 14 | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Keynote Speaker: Wendy Young, VP of Discovery Chemistry, Genentech

Panelists from Dow, Clorox, Sandia National Lab,
Merck, Caribou Biosciences, Applied Molecular Transport

Join UC Berkeley SLAM for a unique opportunity to learn about research and development (R&D) in all sizes and forms. Chat with our panelists and speakers from a variety of backgrounds during lunch and throughout the...   More >


Presentation | April 14 | 10-11:45 a.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design


Cognition Colloquium: Emily Liquin "The Effects of Explanation Generation on Explore-Exploit Decision Making and Learning"& Sophia Sanborn "TBA"

Colloquium | April 14 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Room 5101

 Emily Liquin, UC Berkeley; Sophia Sanborn, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Grad student Emily Liquin will present her research, "The Effects of Explanation Generation on Explore-Exploit Decision Making and Learning," and grad student Sophia Sanborn will present some of her original research, topic TBA.

How to Make a Chemo Kit Workshop

Workshop | April 14 | 12-12:45 p.m. | 230D Stephens Hall

 Diana Lizarraga


The workshop will explain how to build one's own adult basic chemo kit that can be gifted to a loved one.


Presentation | April 14 | 1-2 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design


Viewshed and Cost Distance Analysis in ArcGIS

Workshop | April 14 | 1-3 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Nico Tripcevich, UC Berkeley, Archaeological Research Facility

 Archaeological Research Facility

n this introductory GIS workshop we will conduct two common types of terrain-based analysis used by archaeologists: Viewshed and Cost-distance analysis.

Layers in a GIS

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Forget about SoCs – Let’s talk about SoWs (System on Wafer)

Seminar | April 14 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - The Hogan Room

 Subramanian S. Iyer, Center for Heterogeneous Integration and Performance Scaling (CHIPS), Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Silicon features have scaled by over 1500X for over five decades, and with the adoption of innovative materials delivered better power-performance, density and till recently, cost per function, almost every generation. This has spawned a vibrant system-on-chip (SoC) approach, where progressively more function has been integrated on a single die. The integration of multiple dies on packages and...   More >

The Quest for a Voice: Revisiting Asia’s Democratic Revolt

Conference/Symposium | April 14 | 2-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 M.P. Lu. Bold, Member of Parliament, Mongolia; Batchimeg Migeddorj, Office of the President of Mongolia; Namhee Lee, Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA; Rowena He, History, St. Michael's College; Mendee Jargalsaikhan, Political Science, University of British Columbia; Teresa Wright, Political Science, California Sate University Long Beach; M. Steven Fish, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Robert Bedeski, Emeritus, University of Victoria, Canada

 Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

A quarter century ago, Mongolia, Asia’s first Communist power, was wracked by revolt among its young, educated elite, a revolt that ultimately culminated in the collapse of Communism and establishment of a democratic government . Only months earlier, demonstrations at Tiananmen had ended in tragedy and disaster. Earlier still, Kwangju’s youth rallied to the cry of democractic reform. ...   More >

Protest in Mongolia

Exploring the Interfaces Between Silicon and Soft Materials: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Bozhi Tian, Univ. of Chicago, Chemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

I will present several soft material-enabled exploratory approaches for the syntheses and applications of nanostructured silicon. In addition to providing new knowledge of nanoscale silicon-based chemistry, these studies will deepen our understanding of the fundamental limits of physical and biological signal transduction between subcellular components and synthetic systems.

Rubber vs. Silly Putty: Extracellular matrix viscoelasticity and its impact on cells

Seminar | April 14 | 2-4 p.m. | 100F Hildebrand Hall

 Prof. Ovijit Chaudhuri, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | April 14 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 James Barazesh, PhD candidate, Berkeley CEE

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Composition Colloquium: Nick Virzi, Andrew Watts

Colloquium | April 14 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

Nick Virzi (b. 1991) is a composer from New York City, currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. His current work explores the dramatic and empathetic nature of music through mimetic representation, anthropomorphism, and abstract methods of generation and development. In addition to composing, Nick is a guitarist and conductor, and translates text in the Italian...   More >

MENA Salon

Workshop | February 3 – May 5, 2017 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.

Berkeley Prosopography Services (BPS): a toolkit supporting humanities research

Seminar | April 14 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Laurie Pearce and Patrick Schmitz

 Information, School of

The work of social, economic, and intellectual historians depends on identifying participants in communities, transactions, and processes being investigated. Berkeley Prosopography Services supports research workflows through abstracting and implementing the probabilistic heuristics commonly applied in the process of disambiguating namesakes in text corpora, by offering the user the opportunity...   More >

RTGC Seminar: Orbifolds of conformal field theories and cohomology of sporadic groups

Seminar | April 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Theo Johnson-Freyd, Perimeter Institute

 Department of Mathematics

I will report on work in progress to understand the fourth integral cohomology of the two most famous sporadic finite groups: the Fischer–Griess Monster and Conway's group Co0. These cohomology classes arise when studying orbifolds of conformal field theories; in that world, they are called "anomalies". I will explain the connection between fermionic anomalies and "string structures" on...   More >

Earl L. Muetterties Memorial Lecture: Beyond the unit cell: control of function by local structure and dynamics from fuel cell electrodes to metal-organic frameworks

Seminar | April 14 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Matt Rosseinsky, Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool

 College of Chemistry

The first lecture (April 7th) highlighted the opportunities that computation offers to accelerate the discovery of new extended solid materials. These approaches are centred on the crystal structures of the materials. Traditionally, we think about the structure of a solid in terms of the unit cell of the material derived from Bragg diffraction, but this involves averaging out local deviations...   More >

Music Studies Colloquia: Thomas Porcello (Vassar)

Colloquium | April 14 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Professor Thomas Porcello from Vassar College
"LOUD: Music, sound, perception, discourse"
free and open to the public