Friday, September 8, 2017
Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall
FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.
Course | September 1 – 29, 2017 every Friday | 282 Dwinelle Hall
Prof. Dr. Ortrud Gutjahr (Universität Hamburg)
Aufklärungstheater: Lessings Dramen und Hamburgische Dramaturgie
Gotthold Ephraim Lessings Schauspiel Nathan der Weise (1779) gilt als das deutschsprachige Drama der Aufklärung schlechthin. Und dies nicht nur, weil es bis heute das am häufigsten auf der Bühne inszenierte Stück der Epoche ist, sondern auch, weil es mit seinen szenischen... More >
Conference/Symposium | September 8 | 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haas School: Andersen Auditorium
The 2nd edition of the US India Conference at UC Berkeley
Conference/Symposium | September 8 | 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall
Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Berkeley UCSF Joint Medical Program, Program for the Medical Humanities
You are invited to join an interdisciplinary gathering of medical
professionals and scholars who will discuss how health care,
pastoral care and education of health professionals is affected
by forms of violence endemic to American culture and, in some
ways, to the culture of medicine. Topics include:
Violence as a public health problem
The language of violence in clinic, classroom and... More >
Conference/Symposium | September 8 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
The categories of traditional political thought seem no longer adequate for addressing the specific challenges of the 21st century. We must ask then: what now? What are the possibilities and requirements of political thought for this century?
Colloquium | September 8 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join world renowned natural dyer Michel Garcia, UCBG Director of Collections and Research Dr. Vanessa Handley, and SFSU Chemistry and Biochemistry professor emeritus Dr. Margareta Séquin for a deep dive into the subject of natural dyes focusing on botanical taxonomy and phytochemistry.
$145, $130 UCBG Members
Workshop | September 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | International House, Robert Sproul Room
Adjustment to the U.S. is a discussion based workshop that focuses on topics that are particular to the the unique U.S. culture. Students will be able to learn and share about their experiences here, as well as learn how to overcome these differences. The workshop will be the first of many in our new Intercultural Communication Series.
Seminar | September 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Workshop | September 8 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium
Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 9/8 and 12/1, Samba will be on 10/6 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 11/3. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.
Workshop | September 8 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Asad Q. Ahmed, Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Department of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley
The Islamic Texts Circle introduces the broader CMES community to important themes in the Islamic tradition via its holy scripture, the Quran, and via its long history of exegesis. RSVP to email@example.com to receive a copy of the texts.
RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Seminar | September 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Prof. Seung-Wuk Lee, UC Berkeley / LBNL, Bioengineering
In nature, helical macromolecules such as collagen, chitin, and cellulose are critical to the morphogenesis and functionality of various hierarchically structured materials. During morphogenesis, these chiral macromolecules are secreted and undergo self-templating assembly, a process whereby multiple kinetic factors influence the assembly of the incoming building blocks to produce non-equilibrium... More >
Student Probability/PDE Seminar: The Weight, Geometry and Coalescence of Scaled Polymers in Brownian Last Passage Percolation
Seminar | September 8 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Alan Hammond, UC Berkeley
In last passage percolation (LPP) models, a random environment in the two-dimensional integer lattice consisting of independent and identically distributed weights is considered. The weight of an upright path is said to be the sum of the weights encountered along the path. A principal object of study are the polymers, which are the upright paths whose weight is maximal given the two endpoints.... More >
Workshop | September 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Every Friday in 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. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week's topic.
Seminar | September 8 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Abigail De Kosnik, Berkeley Center for New Media
Abigail De Kosnik is an associate professor of New Media and Theater, Dance & Performance Studies.
Panel Discussion | September 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 145 Dwinelle Hall
Chancellor Carol T. Christ; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Berkeley Law; Steven Hayward, IGS Visiting Scholar; Arlie R. Hochschild, Professor Emerita of Sociology; David Landreth, Associate Professor of English; john a. powell, Professor of Law, African America Studies and Ethnic Studies
Office of the Chancellor
UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff
are invited to hear a panel of campus
thinkers from various points on the political
spectrum explore matters of free speech in
the 21st century. A Q&A period will follow.
This special discussion is for the Cal
community. There is no cost for admission.
Please bring campus ID for entry.
Space is limited and doors will open at 3:50 p.m.
Please bring campus id for entry.
Seminar | September 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Steve Heminger, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
The Interstate Highway System is a key component of the US transportation system. This talk will address the Future Interstate Study being conducted by the Transportation Research Board on the actions needed to upgrade and restore the Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways to its role as a premier system that meets the shifting demands of the 21st century.
Framework materials for efficient harvest, conversion and transport of solar and electrochemical energy
Seminar | September 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
The ability to design and impose specific molecular traits for targeted properties in inorganic solid-state materials is one of the many challenges in materials science. In our research, we focus our efforts in the design of organic and inorganic molecular building blocks with well-defined properties to be incorporated in solid-state materials in the form of metal-organic and covalent-organic... More >
Colloquium | September 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Cameron Freer, Founder, Borelian Corporation and Chief Scientist, Remine LLC
There is a long history of studying the logic obtained by assigning probabilities, instead of truth values, to first-order formulas. In a 1964 paper, Gaifman studied probability distributions on countable structures that are invariant under renaming of the underlying set – which he called "symmetric measure-models", and which are essentially equivalent to what today are known as $S_\infty... More >
Conference/Symposium | September 8 | 5-7 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building
The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology celebrates over a century of teaching "Natural History of the Vertebrates" (IB 104, formerly Zoology 107 and Zoology 113). All course participants (faculty, staff, GSIs, and students) and anyone interested in natural history education are welcome to attend.
Registration required (https://naturalhistory.berkeley.edu/registration/register/).