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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Open Seminar: Quantifying without Computers with Laura McGrath

Seminar | October 4 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room

 Laura McGrath, Stanford University, Literary Lab

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Department of Comparative Literature, Information, School of, Library, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Laura McGrath, Associate Director of the Stanford Literary Lab, will lead a discussion on computational analysis and literary style. See website for links to readings.

Applied Math Seminar: Computational methods for the dynamics of the nonlinear Schroedinger/Gross-Pitaevskii equations

Seminar | October 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Weizhu Bao, National University of Singapore

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I begin wtih the nonlinear Schroedinger/Gross-Pitaevskii equations (NLSE/GPE) for modeling Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC), nonlinear optics, quantum physics and chemistry, etc., and review some dynamical properties of NLSE/GPE including conserved quantities, dispersion relation, center-of-mass dynamics, soliton solutions and semiclassical limits. Different numerical methods will...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | October 4 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Song Ma, Yale School of Management

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Technology and Innovation in Agriculture (SV Forum)

Conference/Symposium | October 4 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  UCSC Silicon Valley Campus

 3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

As California provides more than half the produce for the entire nation and leads the world in technology and life sciences, the state is also the ideal testbed for bold ideas and ambitions around AgTech. UC researchers and partners are applying innovative technology solutions to increase production to feed growing populations and to conserve scarce water resources.

At our first fall Silicon...   More >

Silicon Valley Forum: Technology and Innovation in Agriculture

Panel Discussion | October 4 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  UCSC Silicon Valley Campus

 3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054

 Stefano Carpin, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science, UC Merced; Shrinivasa K. Upadhyaya, Professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis; Gabriel Youtsey, Chief Innovation Officer, Agricultural and Natural Resources (ANR)-UCOP; Miku Jha, CEO and Founder, AgShift

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

As California provides more than half the produce for the entire nation and leads the world in technology and life sciences, the state is also the ideal testbed for bold ideas and ambitions around AgTech. UC researchers and partners are applying innovative technology solutions to increase production to feed growing populations and to conserve scarce water resources.

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Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "The Oriental City? Political Hierarchy and Regional Development in China, AD1000-2000"

Seminar | October 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Ruixue Jia, UC San Diego

 Department of Economics

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 >

SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Does Suing Schools Make Kids Healthier? The Impact of Litigation on Physical Education and Student Fitness in California

Seminar | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Hannah Thompson, Research Scientist, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Dr. Hannah Thompson, PhD, MPH is a research scientist in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. Her research focuses on school- and community-based methods, as well as policies, to increase physical activity, with the goals of improving youth health and decreasing health disparities.  School PE is an important tool for creating healthier, more equitable communities. However, PE is often...   More >

IB Seminar: Anhydrobiosis – Strategies and Applications

Seminar | October 4 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Michael Menze, University of Louisville

 Department of Integrative Biology

Beyond the Historical Narrative: Extending the Curatorial to the Digital Space

Seminar | October 4 | 1-3 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Dominic Oldman, The British Museum; Diana Tanase, The British Museum

 Department of History, History Graduate Association (HGA)

The History Graduate Association invites you to join us on Thursday, October 4th for a seminar and discussion with Dominic Oldman and Diana Tanase, both senior curators of the British History Museum. They will be discussing an "in-use" knowledge system that anticipates many of the obstacles that can come up against when conducting quantitative analysis, allowing researchers in the humanities to...   More >

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: NO SEMINAR

Seminar | October 4 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

Into the Natural Microbial World: the Beginnings of Metagenomics

Seminar | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center | Note change in date, time, and location

 Norman Pace, University of Colorado, Boulder

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Roger Y. Stanier Memorial Lecture

Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America

Colloquium | October 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Kathleen Belew, Assistant Professor, Kathleen Belew, Assistant Professor of History and the College, University of Chicago

 Center for Right-Wing Studies, Department of Sociology, Department of History

The white power movement in America wants a revolution. It has declared all-out war against the federal government and its agents, and has carried out—with military precision—an escalating campaign of terror against the American public. Its soldiers are not lone wolves but are highly organized cadres motivated by a coherent and deeply troubling worldview of white supremacy, anticommunism, and...   More >

Endnote: Basics to Advanced

Workshop | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Susan Koskinen, Library

 Library

Hands-on introduction to EndNote, a document management program. You can use it to track your citations, download articles, insert footnotes, create bibliographies.
Bring your laptop or use the PCs in the training room. Drop-in, no sign-ups.

The Influence of the Republican Period on the Painting of Ming China

Colloquium | October 4 | 4-6 p.m. | Heyns Faculty Club

 Craig Clunas, FBA, Professor of the History of Art, University of Oxford

 Patricia Berger, Professor Emerita, Chinese Art, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The creation of a modern Chinese art in the first half of the twentieth century necessarily required the creation of its opposite - ‘traditional Chinese art’, that which by definition was not modern. The materials out of which traditional Chinese art, and in particular ‘traditional Chinese painting’ were constructed were many and various, including the actual art of the past, and the copious...   More >

© Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Strange Vernaculars: A Colloquium: How 18th-Century Slang, Cant, Provincial Languages, and Nautical Jargon became English

Colloquium | October 4 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Janet Sorensen, Professor, Berkeley English; Celeste Langan, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Deidre Shauna Lynch, Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature, Harvard English; Maureen McLane, Professor, NYU English; Daniel Tiffany, Professor, USC College of Letters and Sciences

 Department of English

While eighteenth-century efforts to standardize the English language have long been studied—from Samuel Johnson's Dictionary to grammar and elocution books of the period—less well-known are the era's popular collections of odd slang, criminal argots, provincial dialects, and nautical jargon. Strange Vernaculars delves into how these published works presented the supposed lexicons of the "common...   More >

How 18th-Century Slang, Cant, Provincial Languages, and Nautical Jargon became English

How Do I Pick? Assessing Your Strengths and Interests to Choose a Major: L&S Workshop Series Ursa Major

Workshop | October 4 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Graduate Mentors, College of L&S

 College of Letters & Science, L&S Graduate Mentors

A workshop focused on using career assessments as a way to choose the right major for you

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color) Study Jam: Come Study with UROC and get your research questions answered!

Workshop | October 4 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Come to our collective workspace and get work done for midterms or work on applications. We'll be there to answer any research related questions, including looking over drafts for students who are applying to research programs.

Human Rights and Racial Justice in the US: A conversation with Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow”

Presentation | October 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium - 175 Boalt Hall | Note change in location

 Michelle Alexander

 Law, Boalt School of

Historically the movement for racial justice in the United States has advocated for “civil rights” and largely ignored international “human rights.” Despite the victories secured through the domestic legal agenda of the civil rights movement, its vision for racial equity remains elusive. Alexander will discuss why a deep commitment to human rights and human dignity — not just civil rights — must...   More >

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