Thursday, April 5, 2018
Workshop | April 4 – 5, 2018 every day | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Department of Linguistics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich
Our goal is to address cases of language change where formerly transparent functional motivations for a structural pattern become obsolete, while the pattern itself survives. We identify this class of phenomena as loss of functional motivation. LoFuM seems to be prevalent in all subsystems of the linguistic system: phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.
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Conference/Symposium | April 5 | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium
Past is Present symposium is an interdisciplinary event bringing together scholars, students, technology innovators, and cultural heritage workers in conversation about new methods and tools which are shaping their work. Over the course of three days (April 4-6), the Berkeley Center for New Media will provide a venue for an international group to explore critical issues of new technologies.
Conference/Symposium | April 5 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | David Brower Center
College of Natural Resources/Center for Latino Policy Research
Welcome to Latinos and the Environment Initiative. Our initiative was started as a way of bringing together Latinos whose work, interest, and research focus on the environment. We seek to create a network and bridge policy, organizing, and research.
Conference/Symposium | April 5 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall
With rapid advances in modern documentation and interpretive technologies such as scanning, visualization, and Virtual and Augmented Reality, how must our study of the past and its material legacy adapt?
Workshop | April 5 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall
Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office
In this workshop, we will explore techniques and best practices for writing a research proposal from the beginning (the specific aims/objectives) to the middle (the research design and methods) to the very end (supplementary documents).
Panel Discussion | April 5 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | UC Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Campus
Ken Goldberg, Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, UC Berkeley, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute; Juan Aparicio, Head of Research Group Advanced Manufacturing Automation, Siemens Corporation
Please join us for the CITRIS Silicon Valley Forum, a new monthly series from CITRIS and the Banatao Institute. Our second panel of the Spring 2018 series invites Ken Goldberg, Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and Juan Aparicio, Head of Research Group Advanced Manufacturing Automation at Siemens to discuss Robots on the Edge: Intelligent Machines, Industry 4.0, and Fog... More >
Seminar | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
ESPM Assistant Professor, Albert Ruhi, will share his talk, "Rivers of the Anthropocene: responses of freshwater communities to novel flow regimes"
This event is open to the public.
Please join us in 139 Mulford Hall at 11:30 for coffee.
In an effort to reduce waste, please bring a reusable mug.
Seminar | April 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business
David Vogel, Berkeley
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 | April 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building | Canceled
Bert Hölldobler, Arizona State University
IB Seminar: Building the biosphere: The role of plant traits, strategies, and evolution in resolving the emergence of biomes
Seminar | April 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Lars Hedin, Princeton University
Seminar 217, Risk Management: The Securitization and Solicited Refinancing Channel of Monetary Policy
Seminar | April 5 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: Rupal Kamdar, UC Berkeley
I document the securitization and solicited refinancing channel, a novel transmission mechanism of monetary policy and its heterogenous regional effects. The mechanism predicts that mortgage lenders who sell their originations to Government Sponsored Enterprises or into securitizations no longer hold the loans prepayment risk, and when rates drop, these lenders are more likely to signal to... More >
Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: Wages, Bargaining, and the Nonemployment Option: Evidence from Unemployment Insurance
Seminar | April 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
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.
Seminar | April 5 | 3 p.m. | 479 Bancroft Library
Brian McGing, Regius Professor of Greek, Trinity College Dublin
The 2nd century AD Greek historian, Appian of Alexandria, is usually thought of as above all, an ardent admirer of Rome (Oxford Classical Dictionary). Although he says admiring things about the overall Roman imperial achievement, Appian is at times fiercely critical of Roman behavior in his coverage of Romes conquests during the Republican period. Some of this he may get from his... More >
Seminar | April 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Amita Sehgal, University of Pennsylvania
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Seminar | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall
Jiantao Jiao, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University
Modern data science applications frequently involve pipelines of exploratory analysis requiring accurate inference of a property of the distribution governing the data. This talk will focus on recent progress in the performance, structure, and deployment of near-minimax-optimal estimators for a large variety of properties in high-dimensional and nonparametric settings.
Seminar 242, Econometrics: "An Exact and Robust Conformal Inference Method for Counterfactual and Synthetic Controls"
Seminar | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Kaspar Wutherich, UCSD
Colloquium | April 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 140 Barrows Hall
All You Need is Love: Benevolent Whiteness and Love Language as Colonial Violence
Natalee Kēhaulani Bauer, PhD
The Latino Male Teacher: Discursive Formations, the Pressure to Perform, and the Possibility of Disidentification
Michael Singh, School of Education
Colloquium | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Sylvie Corteel, CNRS and Universite Paris Diderot, and Miller Professor
The asymmetric simple exclusion process (ASEP) is an interacting particle system introduced in 1970 by Frank Spitzer in Interaction of Markov Processes. Many articles have been published on it in the physics and mathematics literature since then, and it has become a paradigm in modeling and analyzing non-equilibrium traffic systems. In this talk, I will show that beautiful combinatorics emerge... More >
Workshop | April 5 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms
A representative from the California Tax Franchise Board will present on how to determine your California state tax residency and complete your nonresident alien tax forms. Collect your tax report forms (W-2 and/or 1042-S forms and/or 1099) and follow along as they take you through a step-by- step example for filing your state tax return.
*Complete your federal tax return via GTP before... More >
Panel Discussion | April 5 | 6-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
Stephen Best, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Catherine Gallagher, Professor Emerita, Berkeley English; David Marno, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Namwali Serpell, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Joseph North, Assistant Professor of English, Yale English
Is literary criticism political?
Can it be?
Should it be?
People in today's literature departments often assume that their work is politically progressive, especially when compared with the work of early- and mid-twentieth-century critics. In Literary Criticism: A Concise Political History, Joseph North argues that when understood in relation lo the longer arc of the discipline, the... More >