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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Social Science and Humanities Proposal Writing Workshop for SURF Fellowship

Workshop | February 8 | 9:30-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Jeff Vance Martin, SURF Advisor

 Office of Undergraduate Research

In this workshop, undergraduates will receive detailed guidance on how to construct a research proposal in social science and humanities disciplines for the SURF Fellowship.

Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium (BEARS) 2018: More Than Moore: Is this the End of Moore's Law?

Conference/Symposium | February 8 | 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

After nearly 50 years of Moore’s Law, and many premature predictions of its demise along the way, it is now clear that “conventional” transistor scaling is finally reaching fundamental limits. This year’s BEARS conference will highlight some of the latest thinking and results that show a bright future for electronics and computing.

Inhibitory control of learning signals

Seminar | February 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 **Jason Christie**, Max Planck Institute for Neuroscience

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | February 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Mirko Draca, University of Warwick

 Department of Economics

he Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

ESPM Graduate Students Guest Speaker: Karl Jacoby: Professor, Dept. of History and Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race - Columbia University

Seminar | February 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Karl Jacoby shares his talk "Thinking about Nature in Time: Lessons from Environmental History"

This event is open to the public.
Refreshments will be served at 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall.

Darwin Day Lecture: Darwin's Backyard: Lessons from an inveterate experimentiser

Seminar | February 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 James Costa, Western Carolina University

 Department of Integrative Biology

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: Firms and Tasks

Seminar | February 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Daniel Haanwinckel, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Media and Medicine: Racialized Productions of Public Health

Colloquium | February 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Charles Briggs, Anthropology; Mauricio Najarro, Medical Anthropology

 Center for Race and Gender

From Deracialized Bodies to Pathological Biomedical Subjectivities: Constructing Difference in Media Coverage of Health
Charles Briggs, Anthropology

Of Mothers and Addicts: Racialization and the Translation of Interests in Contemporary News Coverage of the Opioid Epidemic in the San Francisco Bay Area
Mauricio Najarro, Medical Anthropology

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | February 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >