Thursday, March 1, 2018
Seminar | March 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business
Davide Cantoni, Munich
The 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 >
Seminar | March 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
ESPM Professor Emeritus Joe McBride shares his talk, "Here today and gone tomorrow: California street trees and climate change"
Coffee will be served at 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall
This event is open to the public.
Seminar | March 1 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Kateryna Makova, The Pennsylvania State University
Seminar 217, Risk Management: The role of dynamic and static volatility interruptions: Evidence from the Korean stock markets
Seminar | March 1 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: Kyong Shik Eom, UC Berkeley
We conduct a comprehensive analysis on the sequential introductions of dynamic and static volatility interruption (VI) in the Korean stock markets. The Korea Exchange introduced VIs to improve price formation, and to limit damage to investors from brief periods of abnormal volatility, for individual stocks. We find that dynamic VI is effective in stabilizing markets and price discovery, while the... More >
Seminar 271, Development: joint with Seminar 251, Labor: "General Equilibrium Effects of (Improving) Public Employment Programs: Experimental Evidence from India"
Seminar | March 1 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date and time
Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall
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.
Dr. Julia Fukuyama, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute: Using Phylogenetic Information to Understand the Microbiome
Seminar | March 1 | 3-4 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
Transcription, the fundamental cellular process by which DNA is copied to RNA, is tightly regulated in healthy human development but frequently dysregulated in disease. During or shortly after transcription, regions known as introns are spliced out of the RNA to produce mature messenger RNA. Massively parallel sequencing of RNA (RNA-seq) has become a ubiquitous technology in... More >
Seminar | March 1 | 3-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 - Banatao Auditorium
Adriana Schulz, Ph.D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
In my talk, I argue that the field of computational design is essential for the next revolution in manufacturing. To build increasingly functional, complex and integrated products, we need to create design tools that allow their users to efficiently explore high-dimensional design spaces by optimizing over a set of performance objectives that can be measured only by expensive computations.
Panel Discussion | March 1 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)
Jennie Brand, UCLA
The discussion will be moderated by Danny Yagan of the UC Berkeley Economics Department and Sandra Smith of IRLE. You must register to attend. Click on title above to register.
Colloquium | March 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Monica Vazirani, UC Davis
Categorification attempts to replace sets or algebraic and geometric structures with more general categories. It has enjoyed amazing successes, such as Khovanov homology categorifying the Jones polynomial knot invariant, KLR algebras categorifying quantum groups, or Soergel bimodules categorifying Hecke algebras. Many of the algebras we see in categorification can be described diagrammatically,... More >
Colloquium | March 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, 220 Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
William J. Bauer, Jr., Professor, Department of History,, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
In 1935, Concow Austin McLaine, of northern Californias Round Valley Reservation, told an oral tradition about Lizard, who saw smoke wafting up from West Mountain, now known as Lassen Peak. The people in Lizards town planned to steal fire from Eagle, who selfishly kept the fire under his wings. The people teamed up, stole the fire, and raced with it back to town. Before they reached their... More >
Workshop | March 1 | 4-5 p.m. | Online Webinar
If you are graduating soon and have questions about applying for F-1 employment eligibility after you graduate, then sign up for this ONLINE Webinar. We'll do a brief overview of the OPT application process and timelines, followed by a Question and Answer session.
Prior to attending this webinar, you need to review the OPT Tutorial... More >
Panel Discussion | March 1 | 4-6 p.m. | UCSC Silicon Valley Campus
Tom Siebel, C3 IoT
Please join us for our launch of the CITRIS Silicon Valley Forum 2018 while we share our innovative, cross-disciplinary research. Forums will be held the first Thursday of each month, starting March 1, to discuss emerging trends in high-impact technology from the source. Our Spring 2018 series begins with a "Fireside Chat" about AI and IoT at Industrial Scale, featuring visionary entrepreneur... More >
Register online by March 3.
Reading - Nonfiction | March 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Amita Shastri, Professor of the Department of Political Science, San Francisco State University
Sanchita B. Saxena, Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies
A lecture by Dr. Amita Shastri on her latest publication, Political Parties in Sri Lanka: Change and Continuity (Oxford University Press-India, 2018).
Colloquium | March 1 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
"Kegawarashii: Discrimination against Funeral Workers in Japan, Medieval and Modern". Hank Glassman, Associate Professor, Haverford College
"Public Health and Propaganda: Shin Buddhism and the Campaign to Eradicate Leprosy in the 1930s". Jessica Main, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
"Practicing Ethics in Contemporary Shin Buddhism: Deconstructing Stigma at a Former... More >
Conference/Symposium | March 1 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall
Joyce Nao Takahashi
Cal alumna, Joyce Nao Takahashi (55) was born in Berkeley, California, the second daughter of alumni, Henry (26) and Barbara (30) Takahashi. She grew up in Berkeley, with the exception of the war years, which she spent in Tanforan, California, Topaz, Utah and Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Berkeley High School, and the University of California, Berkeley and received a Ph. D.... More >
Can Silicon Valley Be Tamed?: Pioneer Tech Reporter Kara Swisher on Tech Industry and Social Responsibility
Presentation | March 1 | 6:15-7:45 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Kara Swisher, Recode
The first Annual Esther Wojcicki '61 Lectureship in Journalism will feature Kara Swisher, one of the country's most influential journalists covering Silicon Valley for over two decades.
RSVP by emailing Maura Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28.