Thursday, April 20, 2017
Second Annual IES and Social Science Matrix Conference: “Immigration to Europe: Inclusion, Exclusion, and Differential Incorporation”
Conference/Symposium | April 20 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Shorb House
2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA
The UC Berkeley Institute of European Studies (IES) and the Social Science Matrix are pleased to announce its second annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference. The conference provides doctoral students from a wide range of disciplines a forum to put their research into conversation around a unifying theme.
The topic of this years conference is Immigration to Europe: Inclusion,... More >
Course | April 20 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24
Synopsis: A specialty workshop that details how to determine a sub-award vs. a contractor, as well as the pre and post-award processes for setting-up and managing sub-awards on a sponsored project.
Workshop | April 18 – 27, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Online
Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; James Lightbody, Lightbody Consulting
Bus rapid transit (BRT) is an adaptable, cost-effective mode of public transportation suitable for deployment in both larger and smaller cities worldwide. The optimal BRT functions like light rail transit, but on existing streets as a premium express urban bus transit service. BRT can either supplement or replace existing bus networks, as well as either supplement or substitute for light rail... More >
The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies, as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will a
Seminar | April 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
"Local fishery, global commodity: Fisheries conflict and competition in West Africa"
Refreshments at 11:30 in 132 Mulford Hall
Workshop | April 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics
Learn how to use your laptop safely in an office and mobile setting. Recommended mobile products and best practices for using smart phones and tablets will also be provided. Enroll online
Workshop | April 20 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Stephanie Bonigut, Alzheimer’s Association
This program was designed to provide practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from people with dementia.
Topics covered include:
Identify the communication changes that happen due to Alzheimer's disease.
Learn how to decode verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia.
Identify strategies to... More >
Seminar | April 20 | 1-2 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall
Carlee Joe-Wong, CMU
Recent growth in mobile data usage has been driven by increasing demand for an ever broader variety of mobile application content. Faced with these developments, Internet service providers (ISPs) are beginning to involve content providers (CPs) in their pricing and management of mobile data. However, this involvement risks... More >
Workshop | April 20 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | International House, Home Room
Intercultural Trainers, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership
Conflict can get in the way of productivity and work satisfaction, and can even damage our relationships with colleagues. By taking an assessment called the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory (complimentary) and participating in this workshop, participants will increase awareness of and develop skills for resolving differences.
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability's Annual Summit: Honoring this year's Award Winners, and gives campus organizations a chance to share posters highlighting their sustainability successes and projects
Conference/Symposium | April 20 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Crossroads Dining Commons
2415 Bowditch Street, Berkeley, CA 94720
Workshop | April 20 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
This workshop rethinks the theoretical resources and presuppositions of Pyotr Chaadaev's Philosophical Letters. Chaadaev condemned Russia as a nation outside time, a singular nothing without history or topos, but what exactly is the immanent logic of this nothingness, this revolutionary life without habit or rule? Can, perhaps, this logic be construed as a method - and if so, what is at stake?
Panel Discussion | April 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall | Canceled
Gábor Kalniczay, Central European University; Niklaus Largier, Department of German, UC Berkeley
A conversation between Prof. Gábor Kalniczay and Prof. Niklaus Largier
Seminar | April 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall
Ethan Anderes, Department of Statistics, UC Davis
One of the major targets for next-generation cosmic microwave background (CMB) experiments is the precision mapping of CMB distortions due to the gravitational lensing effect of dark matter. Estimating this lensing is important for two reasons. First, lensing probes the nature of dark matter fluctuations in the sky. Second, lensing estimates can be used, in principle, to delense the observed CMB... More >
Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: Drivers of Fragmented Production: Evidence from the 19th Century"
Seminar | April 20 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall
Part of the Haas School's Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis
Colloquium | April 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Peter Hintz, UC Berkeley
More than a hundred years ago, Schwarzschild first wrote down the mathematical description of a black hole; on a technical level, black holes are certain types of solutions of Einstein's equations of general relativity. While they have since become part of popular culture, many fundamental questions about them remain unanswered: for example, it is not yet known mathematically if they are stable!... More >
Seminar | April 20 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Abdul Salam Jarrah, American University of Sharjah, and MSRI (2016-2017)
Inferring the topology and dynamic of gene regulatory networks from expression time-course data is one of the challenging problems in systems biology. Given time course experimental data, the objective is to identify the structure of the network as well as the rules of interaction among the genes of the network. However, even within the Boolean network framework, there usually are many Boolean... More >