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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

DataEDGE Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 24 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Information, School of

Are you and your organization taking advantage of the opportunities created by today’s flood of new data?

Do you know about the latest tools for storing, analyzing, and visualizing data? Have you considered the privacy implications of working with data? How do leaders balance intuition and data in making important decisions?

The UC Berkeley School of Information’s DataEDGE conference will...   More >

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Political Ecology in China and Laos

Seminar | April 24 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Juliet Lu, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Erik Sathe, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Juliet is a political ecologist studying the power dynamics involved with the rubber production industry in China and in Laos. In the interview, Juliet explains how political ecology is useful as a lens to explore the interplay of government policy, industry, and conservation.

Juliet Lu

Heathcock Seminar in Organic Chemistry: Demystifying the Soai Reaction

Seminar | April 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Scott Denmark, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 College of Chemistry

The autocatalytic, asymmetry-amplifying alkylation of pyrimidine-5-carbaldehydes with diisopropylzinc, crowned as the ‘Soai reaction’ occupies a venerable position in organic chemistry. Since its discovery, the reaction with its unique properties representing a fortuitous confluence of three phenomena in catalysis: autocatalysis, enantioselective catalysis and non-linear effects (asymmetric...   More >

In Vivo Delivery of Cas9 Ribonucleoprotein and Donor DNA with Gold Nanoparticles

Seminar | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building

 Niren Murthy, Department of Bioengineering, UC Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Development Lunch: "Technology Adoption and Information Networks" and TBA

Seminar | April 24 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Benedetta Lerva; Arlen Guarin Galeano

 Department of Economics

The 'dialectics of toil': Reflections on the politics of space after apartheid

Colloquium | April 24 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 80 Barrows Hall

 Anne-Maria Makhulu, Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University Law

 Center for African Studies, Department of Anthropology

This event is a collaboration of CAS Africa Colloquium Series and Anthropology 183 - The Anthropology of Africa (Ferme)

Since the end of the liberation struggle South Africa’s cities have become crucial spaces of self-determination and lively community democracy. Yet their form has changed very little instead highlighting the persistence of poverty (and racism) within neoliberal,...   More >

Anne-Maria B. Makhulu, Associate Professor, Duke University, Cultural Anthropology

The ‘Dialectics of Toil’: Reflections on the Politics of Space after Apartheid

Colloquium | April 24 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 80 Barrows Hall

 Anne-Maria Makhulu, Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University

 Center for African Studies

In coordination with Anthropology 183: The Anthropology of Africa.

“A Preference for the Similar: Evidence From Peer Mentoring for Smoking Cessation.”

Colloquium | April 24 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 104 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Justin White, PhD, Assistant Professor, Health Economics, Institute for Health Policy Studies & the Dept of Epidemiology & Biostatistics UCSF School of Medicine

 Public Health, School of

Although peer effects have been documented in many contexts, little is known about the role played by peer characteristics in mediating those effects. Are people more likely to follow those most similar to them? Along what dimensions does similarity matter most? We study this question in the context of peer mentoring for smoking cessation, delivered by former smokers through a text-messaging...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Hilbert-Smith conjecture for 3-manifolds

Seminar | April 24 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Franco Vargas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Following the paper of John Pardon of the same title, we will see that there does not exist a faithful action of the p-adic integers on any connected 3-manifold. This is equivalent to showing that any locally compact topological group that acts faithfully on a connected 3-manifold has to be a Lie Group.

Seminar 237/281, Macro/International Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Steve Davis

 Department of Economics

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "Gender Differences in Alternating-offer Bargaining: An Experimental Study"

Seminar | April 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Nagore Iriberri, University of the Basque Country

 Department of 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.

EY-Parthenon Education Forum – Higher Education: Higher education for employment: from a “student service” to an institutional strategy

Colloquium | April 24 | 3-7 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Rena Dorph, Director, Lawrence Hall of Science; Robert Lytle, Global Head of Education, EY-Parthenon, Ernst & Young LLP; Dave Hoverman, Managing Director, EY-Parthenon, Ernst & Young LLP; Dan Black, Director, EY Global Recruiting Leader, Ernst & Young LLP; Manny Contomanolis, Senior Associate Vice President, Northeastern University; Kelly Peaton, Executive Director, Silicon Valley Organization Foundation; David Stern, Emeritus Professor of Education, University of California, Berkeley; Jim Wunderman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bay Area Council; P.K. Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer, Northeastern University Silicon Valley; Tammeil Y. Gilkerson, President, Laney College; Mary B. Marcy, President, Dominican University of California; John C. Mitchell, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Stanford University; Leroy M. Morishita, President, California State University, East Bay; David Vice, President, Asher College

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

“To get a good job” is the top priority of 88% of today’s entering freshmen. Embedded within the mission of each higher education institution, then, is an aspiration (implicit or explicit) for excellence in career relevance for its students.

Despite this near-universal objective and a surfeit of programs and services, the putative beneficiaries of these energies – students and employers – are...   More >

$0 There is no price to attend, but registration is required. To register, please email EYPEF.HigherEd@parthenon.ey.com.

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Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium: Simultaneous representation of sensory and mnemonic information in human visual cortex.

Colloquium | April 24 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 John Serences, Department of Psychology, UCSD

 Department of Psychology

Computation in Nature and Lifelong Learning Machines

Colloquium | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 606 Soda Hall

 Hava Siegelmann, DARPA

 Security research group

Lifelong Learning encompasses computational methods that allow systems to learn in runtime and incorporate learning for application in new, unanticipated situations.

Electron Correlation from Vacuum Fluctuations

Seminar | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Filipp Furche, Department of Chemistry, UC Irvine

 College of Chemistry

The traditional view of electron correlation is based on the cluster expansion of the correlation energy into contributions from pairs, triples,...of electrons. Fluctuation-based electronic structure methods, on the other hand, use vacuum fluctuations corresponding to virtual pairs of electrons and holes traveling forward and backward in time, and their multiples, to describe correlation in...   More >

The Art of Ingenuity: The Swindle Story around the World

Colloquium | April 24 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Christopher Rea, University of British Columbia

 Weihong Bao, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Why do collections of swindle stories appear at certain times and places? In China, for example, the swindle story has experienced bursts of popularity during the late Ming, the early Republican era, the early Mao era, and during the last 20 years. And comparable works exist around the world. What, for example, do Zhang Yingyu’s Book of Swindles (Ming China, 1617), Richard King’s The New Cheats...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Political Connections and Market Structure"

Seminar | April 24 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Lorenzo Magnolfi, University of Wisconsin - Madison

 Department of Economics

Creating Sustainable Supply Chains: Fashion Panel

Panel Discussion | April 24 | 6-8 p.m. |  Haas School of Business

 Institute for Business and Social Impact

Join Net Impact for an engaging conversation and interactive panel on sustainability in the fashion industry. Panelists will share how their companies are approaching sustainability and the opportunities and challenges that emerging and legacy fashion brands face when it comes to sustainable supply chains. This event is perfect for anyone in business, design or anyone who wants to know more about...   More >