Friday, April 21, 2017
Conference/Symposium | April 21 – 23, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium
Islamophobia and the end of liberalism?
8th Annual International Islamophobia Conference
Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project
University of California, Berkeley
April 21st 23rd, 2017
Boalt Hall, Booth Auditorium, UC Berkeley
20th Annual Travers Conference on Ethics and Accountability in Government: Changing Washington? Prospects for Republican Rule under Donald Trump
Conference/Symposium | April 21 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
The 2017 Travers Conference will bring together journalists, academics, politicians, and public policy experts from around the world to assess how the election of Donald Trump and the arrival of unified Republican control of the federal government will reshape policy and politics in America. The first panel will examine how the new administration is relating to key countries and regions in the... More >
Conference/Symposium | April 21 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 510A IEAS conference room
1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704-2318
The conference will feature up to sixteen student presentations of original research on any aspect of premodern (technically, beginnings to 1911) Chinese humanistic culture, drawing on but not limited to the traditional disciplines of history, literature, religion, art, social sciences, and thought.
Conference/Symposium | April 21 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, Blanche DuBois Room (D37)
Bertrall Ross, Berkeley Law; Jonathan Simon, Berkeley Law; Ben Handel, Economics, UC Berkeley; Fred Block, Sociology, UC Davis; Janelle Scott, GSE, UC Berkeley; Alberto Garcia, History, UC Berkeley; Daniel Sargent, History, UC Berkeley; Paul Pierson, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Terri Bimes, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Lawrence Rosenthal, Chair and Lead Researcher, Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies, UC Berkeley
Center for Right-Wing Studies, Institute of Governmental Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of History, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Graduate School of Journalism
This symposium focuses on the first hundred days of the presidency of Donald Trump in order to begin academic conversations and develop analyses centered on the Trump administration and how it relates to politics and society in the United States and the world. Scholars from UC Berkeley and other Bay Area academic institutions will speak on implications and effects of the administration's foreign... More >
Registration opens March 1. Register online by April 21.
Presentation | April 21 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room (C420)
Rose Marcario, Patagonia
Patagonia Case Competition
Patagonia and the University of California, Berkeley have joined forces once again to host a case competition open to graduate students across the country seeking to redefine the relationship between business and a healthy planet.
2017 Competition Overview
On April 21, 2017, graduate student teams from leading business schools across United States will come... More >
Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Physics and applications of optical frequency combs and microresonators
Seminar | April 21 | 10-11 a.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - The Hogan Room
Xu Yi, California Institute of Technology
Frequency combs are having a broad impact on science and technology because they provide a way to coherently link radio/microwave-rate electrical signals with optical-rate signals. A new, miniature realization, the microcomb, that uses chip-based microresonators can potentially revolutionize instrumentation, time keeping, spectroscopy, and navigation. In this talk, I will start by reviewing the... More >
Seminar | April 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Emily Martin, New York University
Historians of psychology have described how the "introspection" of early Wundtian psychology largely came to be ruled out of experimental psychology settings by the mid-20th century. In this talk I will take a fresh look at the years before this process was complete -- from the vantage point of early ethnographic and psychological field expeditions and from observing several current psychology... More >
Special Seminar: Molybdenum metabolism in plants, humans and fungi: Research in autotrophs as blueprint for successful patient therapy
Seminar | April 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall
Ralf R. Mendel, Plant Biology Department of the Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany
Workshop | April 21 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Harsha Ram, UC Berkeley; Niklaus Largier, UC Berkeley; Amy Hollywood, Harvard University; Kirill Chepurin, National Researcher University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow; Alex Dubilet, Vanderbilt University
"Thinking about Utopia - Religious and Secular: Five interventions"
Harsha Ram, Revolutionary Utopia: Tatlin and Khlebnikov
Niklaus Largier, Against Projects: The Utopia of Essayism in Musil and
Amy Hollywood, Antinomian A-topia: Writing Manuscript Textuality in the
Poetry and Prose of Susan Howe
Kirill Chepurin, The Utopian No - or, Idealism and Utopia
Alex Dubilet,... More >
Workshop | April 21 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services
TBA, University Health Services
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Workshop | April 21 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium
Cori Evans, MA, NSCA-CPT Wellness Program Specialist, Be well at Work - Wellness
Come and learn how a High Intensity Circuit Training (H.I.C.T.) workout in just 7 minutes using your body weight, a chair and wall, can help you maximize your time and workout space. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the combination of aerobic and resistance training in a high-intensity, limited-rest design can deliver numerous health benefits in much less time than... More >
Seminar | April 21 | 2-4 p.m. | 242 Sutardja Dai Hall
Modeling of semiconductor devices plays an important role in determining which future technologies are most promising as well as better understanding the underlying physics of existing devices. This thesis focuses on numerical simulation of transport in low-dimensional materials and explores the physics of negative capacitance in ferroelectrics.
Toward a Quantitative Knob for Controlling the Synthesis of Colloidal Metal Nanocrystals: Nano Seminar Series
Seminar | April 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Prof. Younan Xia, Georgia Institute of Technology, BME / Chem
Recent studies suggest that reduction kinetics play an essential role in determining the outcome of a synthesis of colloidal metal nanocrystals. Reduction kinetics not only control the internal defect structure, including single-crystal, singly-twinned, multiply-twinned, and stacking-fault lined, of a seed formed in the nucleation step but also dictate the growth pattern (symmetric vs.... More >
Seminar | April 21 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley
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.
Colloquium | April 21 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall
Marco Fusi, violinist, violist and viola d'amore player, has studied with Dimitrios Polisoidis, Ernst Kovacic and Jeanne-Marie Conquer.
Marco has performed with conductors and soloists including Pierre Boulez, Lorin Maazel, Peter Eötvös , Beat Furrer, Susanna Mälkki, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Gustav Kuhn, Jürg Wyttenbach, Jean Deroyer, and Marco Angius. He has premiered new works by composers... More >
Seminar | April 21 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 205 South Hall
Seminar | April 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Kiran Luecke, University of Oxford
Using the structure of the matrix factorisation category $MF_G(g, W)$ of Freed and Teleman I deduce the Kirillov character formula for compact Lie groups, and the Rossman character formula for the discrete series of a real semisimple Lie group. The proofs are a calculation of Chern characters and use the Dirac family constructed by Freed, Hopkins, and Teleman. Indeed, one of the main results of... More >
Dalton Inorganic Chemistry Seminar: Ligand influences on base metals for multi-electron transformations
Seminar | April 21 | 4-5 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
Multi-electron transformations featuring base metals are both particularly challenging and interesting. A series multi-dentate ligand frameworks containing both hydrogen bond donating and accepting moieties in the secondary coordination sphere have been synthesized and reactivity will be described. These transformations feature the reduction of inorganic oxyanions which have long been touted for... More >
Seminar | April 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Vasily Gorbunv, University of Aberdeen
In the talk we will describe a new feature of the classical Schubert calculus which holds for all types of the classical Lie groups. As the main example we will use the type A Grassmanians. The usual definition of the Schubert cycles involves a choice of a parameter, namely a choice of a full flag. Studying the dependence of the construction of the Schubert cycles on these parameters in the... More >
Music Studies Colloquium: Seth Brodsky (University of Chicago), "There Is No Such Thing As The Composer's Voice"
Colloquium | April 21 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall
Seth Brodsky (University of Chicago), "There Is No Such Thing As The Composer's Voice"
Brodsky's scholarly and critical work pursues a number of related lines of inquiry. The first concerns music of the 20th and 21st centuries, in particular the field of composerly production, with all the openness this connotes: how is the composer constructed, and how does she function culturally,... More >
Colloquium | April 21 | 5 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room, 221
Kate McDonald, University of California, Santa Barbara
This talk explores the spatial politics of nationalism through the story of Japanese and Korean student travelers to the Russo-Japanese War battlefields at Port Arthur. Unlike Korea and Taiwan, the Japanese state possessed only de facto sovereignty over its territory in Manchuria, including the historic battlefields of Port Arthur at the tip of the Liaodong Peninsula. Yet these battlefields... More >