Friday, May 4, 2018
Conference/Symposium | May 1 – 4, 2018 every day | Impact Hub San Francisco
1885 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Join the Regenerative Movement at ReGen18!
When: May 1-4,2018
Where: Impact HubSan Francisco
Register to attend: Use code R30_BerkeleyHaas for a 30% discount off registration: http://bit.ly/2EUdw0B
We are only days away from the launch of ReGen18! You wont want to miss this opportunity. Join us May 1-4 in the heart of theMission District at Impact Hub San Francisco. We will be... More >
Conference/Symposium | May 4 – 5, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 1800 Betty Irene School of Nursing
2570 48th St, Sacramento, CA 95817
For the last 40 years, faculty, researchers and students at Northern Californias Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) have conducted vital research to help inform state policy, provided education and training to protect vulnerable workers, and promoted health and safety in Californias workplaces.
Progress has been made over the last four decades, but there continues to... More >
Conference/Symposium | May 4 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Hyunhee Park, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Chapurukha Kusimba, American University; Steven Sidebotham, University of Delaware; Eivind Heldaas Seland, University of Bergen; Ariane de Saxé, CNRS; Jun Kimura, Tokai University; James Lankton, UCL; Derek Heng, Northern Arizona University; Osmund Bopearachchi, Berkeley/CNRS; Jiang Bo, National Center of Underwater Cultural Heritage, Beijing
With contributions by archaeologists and historians, the conference will focus on the spatial configurations specific to maritime trade, and the transformations of cultural and material artifacts maritime exchanges have led to.
Conference/Symposium | May 4 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Lounge
American Studies Conference
Seminar | April 30 – May 4, 2018 every day | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Evans Hall, 1015 and 740
Max Lieblich, Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep
During RRR week (4/30-5/4), the number theory and arithmetic geometry RTG will be holding a workshop. The workshop will have lecture series in the mornings and discussion/problem solving sessions in the afternoons in small groups. Max Lieblich will be giving a lecture series on recent progress on the Tate conjectures, and Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep will be lecturing about group theory and... More >
Conference/Symposium | May 4 – 5, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 308 A Doe Library
Lamia Balafrej, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles; Elisabeth de Bièvre, Professor of Art History (Emeritus), University of East Anglia; Natasha Eaton, Reader in the History of Art, University College London; Anthony Grudin, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Vermont; Meredith Hoy, Assistant Professor of Art History and Theory, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University; Monica Juneja, Professor of Global Art History, Universität Heidelberg; Gregory Levine, Professor of Art and Architecture of Japan and Buddhist Visual Cultures, University of California, Berkeley; Ivonne del Valle, Associate Professor of Colonial Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Riad Kherdeen, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Art History, UC Berkeley; Ramón De Santiago, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Art History, UC Berkeley; Shivani Sud, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Art History, UC Berkeley
Whitney Davis, Professor of History and Theory of Ancient and Modern Art, University of California, Berkeley
Sugata Ray, Assistant Professor of South Asian Art, University of California, Berkeley
A conference on the interconnected ecologies of planetary systems and art and architecture practices across a longue durée.
Colloquium | May 4 | 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
The Green Initiative Fund
Join us to hear 11 faculty from diverse disciplines - History of Art to Environmental Science to Materials Science and Engineering - share their creative efforts to introduce sustainability concepts into courses. Enjoy a light lunch and get inspired to update your own course materials!
Faculty, staff, and students welcome.
Embedding Sustainability Concepts in Curriculum: Sustainability in Curriculum Colloquium and Faculty Reception
Colloquium | May 4 | 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
The colloquium will include lightning presentations from faculty across the Berkeley campus on approaches and tools for incorporating sustainability into undergraduate curriculum. The presentations represent new faculty endeavors to present principles of sustainability in diverse courses and departments - History of Art to Environmental Science to Materials Science and Engineering.
Course | May 4 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date
Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety
This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work. In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.
Seminar | May 4 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 201 Giannini Hall
Valerie Lechene, University College London (UCL)
Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics (ARE)
ARE Department Friday Seminar Series
Workshop | May 4 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium
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.
Colloquium | May 4 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall
Pulkit Agrawal, UC Berkeley
An open question in artificial intelligence is how to endow agents with common sense knowledge that humans naturally seem to possess. A prominent theory in child development posits that human infants gradually acquire such knowledge by the process of experimentation. According to this theory, even the seemingly frivolous play of infants is a manifestation of experiments conducted by them to learn... More >
Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Interstellar Mission Optical Downlink for Scientific Data: Issues and Challenges
Seminar | May 4 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room
David Messerschmitt, UC Berkeley, EECS Department
Current attention on near-term exploration of nearby star systems is focused on low-mass probes that can be accelerated to relativistic speed using propulsion based on a ground-based directed-energy beam. Such a probe has to have a low mass (gram-scale) and transmit with low power (mW-scale). Such a mission is worthwhile only if the collected scientific observations can be successfully downlinked... More >
Seminar | May 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Andres Rodriguez, SFSU
In the talk we will go over the necessary background to be able to define the Hopf monoid of generalized permutahedra. This includes an introduction to the notion of set species, Hopf monoid in set species, and some intuitive examples. We will discuss how set species are objects of type A by introducing the notion of species relative to hyperplanes, and we will discuss what ``species” mean in... More >
Dissertation talk: Statistics meets Optimization - Computational guarantees for statistical learning algorithms
Presentation | May 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall
Modern technological advances have prompted massive scale data collection in many fields. This has led to an increasing need for scalable machine learning algorithms and statistical methods to draw conclusions about the world. Two principal challenges arise in this context: How can we collect data efficiently such that a reduced sample size is enough to draw conclusion with high confidence? How... More >
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar: Modulating and rewiring cell division across diverse physiological contexts
Seminar | May 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center | Note change in location
Iain Cheeseman, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar
Colloquium | May 4 | 3-5 p.m. | B4 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley Language Center
Developing Interpretive Insight through Reframing Texts
Erica Weems, Lecturer, French
This project focused on the interpretive insight that second-semester students of French developed when reframing texts in the target language. The process of reframing texts in a collaborative setting followed a tripartite model involving preparation, enactment, and post-enactment reflection and was aimed at... More >
Context, Causality, and Information Flow: Implications for Privacy Engineering, Security, and Data Economics
Seminar | May 4 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Sebastian Benthall is a security scientist working at the intersection of computer science, economics, law, and philosophy.
Seminar | May 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Pedro Perez, University of Huelva
Since most chemicals and fuels employed nowadays come from oil, it seems obvious that on the basis of their reserves being reduced year after year, an alternative must be developed. The most convenient one is methane,1 given the vast reserves of this gas that exist in the Earth crust. However, it is quite surprising that one of the remaining challenges deals with one of the simplest molecules in... More >