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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Situated Knowledges Thirty Years Later

Conference/Symposium | November 15 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Alastair Iles, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, U.C. Berkeley; Mitali Thakor, Assistant Professor, Science in Society Program, Wesleyan University; Sarah E. Vaughn, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, U.C. Berkeley; Jennifer L. Derr, Assistant Professor, Department of History, U.C. Santa Cruz; Lisa A. Brooks, Doctoral Candidate, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, U.C. Berkeley; Paul Michael L. Atienza, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Michael Mascarenhas, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, U.C. Berkeley; Victoria Massie, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology, U.C. Berkeley

 Sibyl Diver, Research Scientist, Department of Earth Systems Science, Stanford University; Laura Lee Dev, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

 Ashton Wesner, Doctoral Candidate, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, U.C. Berkeley

 Julie Pyatt, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, U.C. Berkeley

 Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez, Doctoral Candidate, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, U.C. Berkeley

 Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM), Filipino & Philippine Studies Working Group, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Science and Technology Studies Working Group, Graduate Assembly

This day-long conference will celebrate and challenge the intellectual legacy of Donna Haraway's "Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective." Presenters from various disciplines will reflect on the impact of "situated knowledges" while offering new perspectives on and revisions to the concept since its introduction.

Situated Knowledges Thirty Years Later

Conference/Symposium | November 15 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall | Canceled

 Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM), Filipino & Philippine Studies Working Group

This day-long conference will celebrate and challenge the intellectual legacy of Donna Haraway's "Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective." Presenters from various disciplines will reflect on the impact of "situated knowledges" while offering new perspectives on and revisions to the concept since its introduction.

CGPH Global Health Leaders Discussion Series: Slum Health: A Biology Perspective (Professor Riley and Professor Corburn)

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jason Corburn, Associate Professor, Department of City & Regional Planning and the School of Public Health; Lee Riley, Professor of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health

 Center for Global Public Health

Elaborating together from their book Slum Health: A Biology Perspective, Professor Jason Corburn and Professor Lee Riley will present on their projects in Brazil, and use them as a topic for further discussion about the roles of biology versus sociology in addressing slum health problems.

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Applied Math Seminar: Recent Progress in the Theory of Deep Learning

Seminar | November 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Tengyu Ma, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

A deeper understanding of the principles of deep learning can consolidate and boost its already-spectacular empirical success. I will introduce some of the recent progress in the theory of deep learning, including some of my own work. We will discuss the core ML issues, such as optimization, generalization, and expressivity, and their rich interactions, in the contexts of supervised learning with...   More >

CEDSOC DHS Letter Writing Session

Workshop | November 15 | 12-2 p.m. | 214B Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design Students of Color

Join us for a letter-writing session regarding a recent public charge ruling from the Department of Homeland Security. We'll bring talking points and food, you bring your laptop!

The public charge ruling would restrict pathways to citizenship or green card status for residents who access public benefits, including SNAP, TANF, Section 8, Medicaid, and SSI. It also adds specific standards for...   More >

Digital Switzerlands: Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity Lunch Seminar

Seminar | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Kristen Eichensehr, Assistant Professor, UCLA School of Law

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

Abstract

U.S. technology companies are increasingly standing as competing power centers, challenging the primacy of governments. This power brings with it the capacity to bolster or undermine governmental authority, and also increasing public demands for the companies to protect users from governments. The companies’ power raises serious questions about how to understand their role,...   More >

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Kristen Eichensehr

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Communication Frictions and Knowledge Transfers: Evidence from Myanmar's FDI"

Seminar | November 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Amit Khandelwal, Columbia GSB

 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 >

FALL 2018 THESIS SEMINAR FINAL REVIEWS: ARCH 204A

Presentation | November 15 | 12-4 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

THU, NOV 15, 12-4pm. Thesis Seminar students will be exhibiting their work and presenting their research on capstone projects to faculty and guest critics.

IB Seminar: A mechanistic explanation for the global distribution of lianas

Seminar | November 15 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Stefan Schnitzer, Marquette University

 Department of Integrative Biology

First Take / Second Look: Exploring Unconscious Bias: Beeqi001-181115

Workshop | November 15 | 1-3:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Sidalia Reel

 Human Resources

This workshop engages staff in a discussions regarding how we may be not always aware of how we may be engaging in behaviors that might be problematic for others, as well as what to do about situations where we may be on the receiving end of biased behavior. The workshop features interactive learning, variation in group size and discussions. The outcomes of the workshop are: • To understand what...   More >

Math Department Town Hall Meeting: Discussion with candidates for new chair of Math Department

Seminar | November 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 1015 Evans Hall

 M. Hutchings, N. Reshetikhin, J. Wilkening, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Winners and Losers in the 2018 Midterm Elections: Why it Happened and What it Means

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Robert Van Houweling, Associate Professor, Berkeley Political Science; Thomas Mann, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution; Bill Whalen, Virginia Hobbs Carpenter Fellow in Journalism, Hoover Institution

 Jack Citrin, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley Department of Political Science

 Social Science Matrix, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues (ISSI), The Jack Citrin Center for Public Opinion Research, Berkeley Public Policy and Law Program

Please join us for a panel reviewing the outcomes of the 2018 midterm elections, with an account of the factors producing this result. The discussion will provide competing perspectives on the implications of the elections for governance in the upcoming years—and for the shape of the 2020 presidential and congressional elections. The participants are leading scholars on Congress, public opinion,...   More >

How do Astrocytes Sculpt Synaptic Circuits?

Seminar | November 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition | Note change in location

 Cagla Eroglu, Duke University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

How are synaptic networks formed during development and remodeled during learning and disease? This is the main question that drives our research. In particular, we investigate the roles of glial cells called astrocytes in the development, remodeling and function of synaptic circuits. In my talk, I will share findings from my lab on two distinct molecular mechanisms through which astrocytes...   More >

Funding Opportunities for UC Berkeley in the European Union Horizon 2020 program

Workshop | November 15 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Jeroen Dewulf, Institute of Eureopean Studies; José Capilla, Technical University of Valencia; Carlos Ripoll, Technical University of Valencia

 Institute of European Studies, European Union Center

The governance model on most universities is based on a shared responsibility between academics and governing boards at an institutional level. In the case of research and innovation strategies, it could be said that the aim is on setting up facilitation processes and not so much in defining a led based policy on some specific research challenges to be addressed. This approach can be compared...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Carlos Ripoll at cripoll@upv.es by November 14.

How do Astrocytes Sculpt Synaptic Circuits?

Seminar | November 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Li Ka Shing Center

 Cagla Eroglu, Duke University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

How are synaptic networks formed during development and remodeled during learning and disease? This is the main question that drives our research. In particular, we investigate the roles of glial cells called astrocytes in the development, remodeling and function of synaptic circuits. In my talk, I will share findings from my lab on two distinct molecular mechanisms through which astrocytes...   More >

TDPS Speaker Series: Incarceration, Social Justice, Art, and Policy

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall

 Glenn Bailey, Activist; William Drummond, Professor of Journalism, UC Berkeley; Ayodele Nzinga, Playwright and Director

 Eli Wirtschafter, Freelance Reporter and Producer

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

What happens when a person is wrongfully convicted? What if we can tell the story of this injustice through performance and theater and bring about change? This panel discussion will address the power of political performance made within prison systems and the people impacted by unjust incarceration practices. The panel will address how performance and art-making can lead to social justice...   More >

Is this Right for Me? How to “Test Drive” Majors and Occupations: L&S Workshop Series Ursa Major

Workshop | November 15 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Graduate Mentors, College of L&S

 College of Letters & Science, L&S Graduate Mentors

A workshop on using internships, externships, and volunteering to test out majors and careers.

On Indian Ground: California. A Return to Indigenous Knowledge: Generating Hope, Leadership, and Sovereignty through Education

Colloquium | November 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 117, Academic Innovation Studio | Note change in location

 Nicole Myers-Lim, J.D., Executive Director, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center; Joely Proudfit, Ph.D., Director California Indian Culture & Sovereignty Center Professor, American Indian Studies Department Chair and Professor, American Indian Studies, California State University San Marcos

 Center for Native American Issues Research on, American Indian Graduate Program, Native American Student Development, American Indian Graduate Student Association, Native American Studies, Indigenous Language Revitalization DE, Graduate School of Education

Dr. Joely Proudfit, Ph.D. is the Department Chair of American Indian Studies at California State University San Marcos and the Director of the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center. Nicole Myers-Lim, J.D. is the Executive Director of the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center. Dr. Proudfit and Ms. Lim have worked together for over twenty years and have collaborated on a number of...   More >

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Inference on Winners"

Seminar | November 15 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Isaiah Andrews, MIT

 Department of Economics

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Skein = Hall

Colloquium | November 15 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Fabian Haiden, IHES

 Department of Mathematics

Starting from a topological surface one can construct 1) its skein algebra, based on the skein relation in knot theory, 2) the Hall algebra of its Fukaya category. These can be viewed as two ways of "quantizing" the surface. I will report on work in progress to show that the two coincide, once suitably defined. Along the way we will meet q-numbers, Hecke algebras, and representations over $F_1$.

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 3: Publics

Conference/Symposium | November 14 – 15, 2018 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Asif Agha, University of Pennsylvania; Virginia Jackson, UC Irvine; Constantine Nakassis, University of Chicago; Rosetta Young, UC Berkeley; Karin Barber, University of Birmingham; Francis Cody, University of Toronto; Nicholas Harkness, Harvard University

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the third of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar that will take place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color) Workspace/Study space

Workshop | November 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about the different research opportunities on campus and how to best prepare for applying to them.

The Future of Sustainable Food

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 6-8 p.m. | Cheit Hall, Wells Fargo Room

 Institute for Business and Social Impact

The way we feed ourselves and the planet may be the most important question our generation solves. By doing so we may also arrive at potent solutions for our environmental, healthcare, social justice crises.

Join Food@Haas and Haas' Center for Responsible Business Sustainable Food Initiative for a conversation on how companies are re-framing the way we think about food by questioning the...   More >

Changing International Student Policy Roundtable

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 8-9:30 p.m. | ASUC Senate Chambers, Eshleman Hall 5th Floor

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Don’t miss out the chance to discuss the future of international students at Cal with the administration on November 15th from 8-9:30 pm. Join the roundtable: "Shaping our Future: Changing International Student Policy" and learn more about financial aid opportunities and career resources for international students.