Friday, October 27, 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.
Conference/Symposium | October 27 | 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Join us on October 27, 2017 for a full day of presentations and conversations about some of the most complex and compelling reproductive rights and justice issues of the day.
Conference/Symposium | October 27 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
This two-day conference focuses on the relationship between heritage and community in the following ways: the impact of top-down heritage projects on the residents who live and work in and around the project sites; the sociopolitical process of creating heritage projects that involves different actors with competing values and unbalanced power positions; and using heritage project as a strategy of... More >
Open to the public
Workshop | October 27 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Judith Thomas, weaver and Waldorf handwork teacher will instruct students how to source materials and craft a pine needle basket. Learn how to work with pine needles to create a small coiled basket, using a needle and waxed linen to bind the bundles of needles together. A perfect activity for the fall. Pack a lunch to enjoy in the beautiful Garden setting during the break! All levels welcome.
$85/$75 Garden Members
Panel Discussion | October 27 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library Atrium
Brad DeLong, Professor of Economics; John Wallace, Lecturer, Japanese Program; Daniel A. Rodriguez, Professor of City & Regional Planning; Ani Adhikari, Teaching Professor, Statistics
Can students afford to take your class? What would student success and retention be like if an enrollment barrierthe cost of textbooks and course readerswere reduced or eliminated? Come to this panel discussion to find out.
Why Can't a Baby Be Born Through Its Mother's Belly Button?: How evolution helps us understand why human childbirth is uniquely dangerous, and why half of all marriages end in divorce.
Presentation | October 27 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 714c University Hall
Malcolm Potts PhD, MD, Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
School of Public Health and Maternal and Child Health Professor Emeritus Malcolm Potts, PhD, MD, presents at this Brown Bag Lunch.
Undergraduate & graduate students from all SPH programs are welcome! Feel free to bring a lunch.
firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP online
Seminar | October 27 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Cory (Hogan Room)
Professor Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford University
By completely opening the parameter space in nanophotonics design, new functionalities and better performance relative to traditional optoelectronics can be achieved. We have recently developed an inverse approach to design nanophotonic structures based only on their desired performance. Moreover, constraints including structure robustness, fabrication error, and minimum feature sizes can be... More >
Seminar | October 27 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Chris Eur, UC Berkeley
We discuss an important invariant of a matroid called the Tutte polynomial which is the universal deletion-contraction invariant. We start with some examples of deletion-contraction invariants of a matroid, then define the Tutte polynomial in various ways, and realize these deletion-contraction invariants as an evaluation of the Tutte polynomial. Time permitting, we will also briefly give the... More >
Seminar | October 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location
Prof. Xiaohu Gao, Univ. of Washington, Bioengineering
Nanoparticles in the 1-10 nm size range are of considerable current interest, not only because of their unique size-dependent properties but also their dimensional similarities with biological macromolecules (e.g., nucleic acids and proteins). These similarities could allow an integration of nanotechnology and biology, leading to major advances in medical diagnostics, prognostics, and targeted... More >
Student Probability/PDE Seminar: An overview of Homogenization Techniques for Hamilton-Jacobi PDE II
Seminar | October 27 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley
Workshop | October 27 | 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.
Colloquium | October 27 | 3 p.m. | CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)
Free and open to the public
Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His output ranges from solo to orchestral works, occasionally with electronics. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio... More >
Seminar | October 27 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
A progress report on two topics:
(1) âInformationâ usually refers to text, images, or data, but specimens and other objects can also be informative. Suzanne Brietâs famous declaration in 1951 that an antelope in a zoo could be regarded as a document is now widely cited. However, she provided minimal explanation. A search for her sources led to the same ideas and a thoughtful explanation... More >
Glenn T. Seaborg Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry: Artificial Metalloenzymes: Challenges and Opportunities
Seminar | October 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Artificial metalloenzymes (ArMs) result from the incorportation of a catalyst precursor within a host protein, see Scheme. To engineer such ArMs, we have relied on various cofactor- anchoring strategies including: dative-, covalent- and supramolecular interactions. The resulting hybrid catalysts display features that are reminiscent of both homogeneous catalysts and enzymes. The optimization of... More >
Seminar | October 27 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
L C Evans, UC Berkeley
Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Fourier-Mukai Partners of Enriques and Bielliptic Surfaces in Positive Characteristic
Seminar | October 27 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Anningzhe Gao, UCB
In the talk we will first review some basic material of Fourier-Mukai partners, and then we will use it to give a sketch of the proof of the following theorem: If $X$ is an Enriques (resp. bielliptic) surface over an algebraically closed field $k$ with characteristic at least 3 (resp. 5), then $X$ has no non-trivial Fourier-Mukai partners. The theorem is proved in Katrina Honigs, Max Lieblich,... More >
Music Studies Colloquium: Melanie Gudesblatt: “Giving Soul to a Music Box: Character and Voice in fin-de-siècle Vienna” and Kirsten Paige, “On the Politics of Performing Wagner Outdoors, 1909–1959: Open-Air Opera and the Third Reich”
Colloquium | October 27 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall
Fall welcome misc.
free and open to the public
Presentation | October 27 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Scarlet City Espresso Bar
3960 Adeline St, Emeryville, CA 94608
Elizabeth Boulton, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Katelin Schutz, Department of Astronomy
How do we look for evidence of Dark Matter in the universe? Two young researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and UC Berkeley will share stories of their search for dark matter in the heavens and deep underground.
Grounds for Science is a public science talk series organized by and featuring UC Berkeley graduate students. Enjoy cutting-edge science at Scarlet City: a... More >