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Friday, March 23, 2018

Gender Equity in the Swedish Film Industry: Anna Serner on "50-50 by 2020"

Seminar | March 23 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Anna Serner, CEO of the Swedish Film Institute in Stockholm, will conduct a seminar for UC Berkeley students and faculty on “Quality and Equality” as it relates to gender equity in the Swedish film industry and the goal of meeting a 50-50-percent representation in leadership positions by 2020. Anna has given talks on this topic at the Cannes Film Festival and will speak at the Sonoma Film...   More >

Deadline to submit applications for the Undergraduate Research Symposium on South Asia

Deadline | March 23 | -5 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Various, https://southasia.berkeley.edu/

 Institute for South Asia Studies

About the Undergraduate Research Symposium
Reaching across disciplines, this symposium serves as a space to showcase the research of UC Berkeley undergraduate students focusing on South Asia. The third annual symposium will take place at the Institute for South Asia Studies on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 4-7 PM. Selected students will present their original thesis work to UC Berkeley faculty, ISAS...   More >

What can science explain? Folk epistemic judgments in adults

Colloquium | March 23 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Sara Gottlieb

 Department of Psychology

Ph.D Exit Talk

The interaction of wetland hydraulics and land subsidence reversal in a Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta wetland: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | March 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Cristina Poindexter, Assistant Professor, Sacramento State University

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | March 23 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

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.

  Register online

Establishment and Maintenance of Specialized Chromatin Domains

Seminar | March 23 | 1-2 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Robin Allshire, Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Curious Minds and Materials Discoveries: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Prof. Jiaxing Huang, Northwestern, Materials Science & Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Curiosity-driven discoveries can often inspire new hypotheses in scientific research and solutions for problems. I will share a few such discoveries from my research group and my classrooms.

For example, crumpled paper balls in a wastebasket inspired a new form of ultrafine particles that becomes aggregation-resistant and can disperse in arbitrary solvents. This represents a new strategy to...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Metastability of the Zero Range Process on a Finite Set Without Capacity Estimates

Seminar | March 23 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Chanwoo Oh, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I'll prove metastability of the zero range process on a finite set without using capacity estimates. The proof is based on the existence of certain auxiliary functions. One such function is inspired by Evans and Tabrizian's article, "Asymptotics for the Kramers-Smouchowski equations". This function is the solution of a certain equation involving the infinitesimal generator of the...   More >

Gender Equity in the Swedish Film Industry:: Anna Serner on “50-50 by 2020”

Seminar | March 23 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Anna Serner, Swedish Film Institute

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Anna Serner, CEO of the Swedish Film Institute in Stockholm, will conduct a seminar for UC Berkeley students and faculty on “Quality and Equality” as it relates to gender equity in the Swedish film industry and the goal of meeting a 50-50% representation in leadership positions by 2020.

FREE for UC Berkeley students and faculty

  Registration opens March 5. Register online by March 22.

MENA Salon: The Fate of the Iran Deal

Workshop | March 23 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's removal from the Trump administration on March 13 has raised serious doubts about the future of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Tillerson's likely replacement is CIA director Mike Pompeo, a staunch opponent of the agreement. In this week's MENA Salon we will build upon last week's discussion of nuclear non-proliferation in the Middle East with a focus on the fate of the...   More >

Strait Talk Berkeley Symposium: Presenting the "Consensus Document" Panel Discussion

Conference/Symposium | March 23 | 4-6 p.m. | 402 Barrows Hall

The delegates from Mainland China, Taiwan, and the US

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The Berkeley community is cordially invited to the Public Presentation and Closing Ceremony of the 2018 Strait Talk Berkeley Symposium (海峽尋新柏克萊論壇/海峡寻新伯克利论坛). This year's symposium takes place from March 19 to March 23, 2018. Eleven delegates from Mainland China,...   More >

Grounds for Science-The deceptiveness of perception

Presentation | March 23 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 3960 Adeline, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Dylan Paiton, Vision Science Graduate Group


Optical illusions and visual hallucinations are highly unusual. How is it that we are able to see something that is not really there? Dylan will outline standard methods that neuroscientists use to better understand how our brains process light, and introduce a theory for conscious vision that has guided decades of computational and experimental neuroscience.

Visual illusions - the deception of perception