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Friday, March 8, 2019

Blockchain Unlocked Executive Academy

Course | March 8 – 10, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Berkeley Executive Education (powered by Haas School of Business)

Blockchain Unlocked is a three-day executive and certificate academy consisting of lectures, workshops, and guest presentations from the industry’s foremost educators and leaders.

Blockchain Unlocked is designed to train business leaders in blockchain technology and its many business applications. Participants will walk away with a foundational understanding of blockchain technology, a survey...   More >

Introducción a R y Git (Introduction to R and Git): Spanish-language workshop on programming, data analysis, and version control

Seminar | March 8 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Juan Pablo Carvallo, Modelador de Sistemas Energéticas, UC Berkeley; Hector Miguel Sanchez Castellanos, Ingeniero Informático, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This workshop will be presented in Spanish, and will cover programming in R and the use of Git for version control and collaborative research. Example-driven, practical exercises will be alternated with short tutorials covering basic to intermediate computing skills. Participants will also be encouraged to apply what they have learned to their own research.

Global Reception of the Classic Zhuangzi: Han to Tang (Day 1)

Conference/Symposium | March 8 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (Golden Bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), IEAS Conference Room (510A)

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Eliaser Chair in International Studies

The classic Zhuangzi 莊子, a collection of sayings and anecdotes traditionally attributed to Zhuang Zhou 莊周 (trad. 369-286 BCE), has deeply influenced cultural life in East Asia and beyond. A key text in East Asian religious and literary history, it is still routinely cited in diverse discussions of ethics and philosophy, and informs practices from calligraphy to...   More >

Investing in Inclusion Pitch Competition

Conference/Symposium | March 8 | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum

 Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership

The Berkeley Haas Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership (EGAL) is excited to present our second annual Investing in Inclusion Pitch Competition! The competition will start at 9:30 a.m. in the Spieker Forum on the 6th floor of Chou Hall at Berkeley Haas. Coffee, snacks, and light refreshments will be available.

The Investing in Inclusion Pitch Competition debuted in Spring 2018 creating a...   More >

Integral Taiji and Qigong

Workshop | March 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

You are invited to participate in Integral Taiji & Qigong classes at the UC Botanical Garden. Our classes will focus on somatic, psycho-spiritual, ecological, and cosmological dimensions of taiji (tai chi) and qigong.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

RefWorks: Save and Cite Your Sources

Workshop | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Library

 Library

RefWorks is an essential research tool. This hands-on workshop will give you practice in saving and organizing your citations and automatically creating bibliographies using RefWorks.

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | March 8 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of motion, and offer increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation. Optional: Join the Passport Yoga Passport Challenge and get a different stamp for each class to be entered into a drawing for a yoga prize! Please bring...   More >

  Register online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Metalorganic Vapor Phase Epitaxy: From Bulk Films to Atomically Thin Layers

Seminar | March 8 | 1-2 p.m. | 521 Cory Hall

 Professor Zakaria Al Balushi, MS&E Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The development of wide bandgap group-III nitrides (AlN, GaN, and InN) thin films and device structures by metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy, is an area of continuing research that is aided by the extensive use of in situ optical characterization techniques. These compound semiconductors were key to the realization of efficient light emitters (visible and UV), robust high-frequency power...   More >

Astrocytes Accumulate Evidence that Actions are Futile and Trigger Behavioral State Switches in Zebrafish

Seminar | March 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Misha Ahrens, HHMI Janelia Research Campus

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

When a behavior repeatedly fails to achieve its goal, animals often give up and become passive, which can be strategic for preserving energy or regrouping between attempts. It is unknown how the brain identifies behavioral failures and mediates this behavioral state switch. In larval zebrafish swimming in virtual reality, visual feedback can be withheld so that swim attempts fail to trigger...   More >

Molecular Perspective on Nanoscale Transport: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. David Limmer, UC Berkeley, Chemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Understanding how mass, energy, or charge are transported on small scales is challenging, as standard hydrodynamic descriptions developed for macroscopic phenomena need not remain valid. On small scales, matter is discrete, thermal fluctuations render currents stochastic quantities, and nonlinear response is ubiquitous.

In this talk, I will discuss some recent efforts to develop a molecular...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Crystal-free wireless communication with relaxation oscillators and its applications

Seminar | March 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 490H Cory Hall

 David Burnett

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This talk pertains to extreme miniaturization of wireless systems by eliminating all off-chip components and all on-chip inductors leading to a chip-scale wireless system, the size of which is a strong function of transistor process. Current complete wireless systems, usually referred to as "modules," have been stuck at approximately 1cm x 1cm in both industry and academia because they require...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Markovian Solutions of Scalar Conservation Laws

Seminar | March 8 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

MENA Salon: Protest and Demands for Change in Algeria

Workshop | March 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

Last week, thousands of Algerians took to the streets in response to the announcement made by the ruling National Liberation Front (FLN) party that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 81, would be seeking a fifth term in office after ruling the country uninterruptedly for...   More >

Thinking about Composition: Creative Work, Scholarship, and the Art of Putting Things Together: Sivan Eldar, Myra Melford, Geoffrey O'Brien

Panel Discussion | March 8 | 3 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Three master practitioners — award-winning composer Sivan Eldar, noted jazz musician and composer Myra Melford, and celebrated poet Geoffrey O'Brien — explore the practice and problem of composition across different artistic media, scholarship, and thought.

The Specter of Communism: Imperial Security and Anti-Colonial Activism in the Gold Coast, 1948 - 1951

Workshop | March 8 | 3-5 p.m. | 3205 Dwinelle Hall

 Chase Arnold, PhD Candidate, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of History, African History Working Group

Each session the Working Group provides feedback to the author of a precirculated paper. Contact Dr. Bruce Hall to receive a copy of that paper.

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Emily Remirez, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Emily Remirez, Social Sciences and Humanities SURF Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

The Accuracy, Fairness, and Limits of Predicting Recidivism

Seminar | March 8 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Hany Farid

 Information, School of

When algorithms are used for predicting recidivism, do they make the criminal justice system more fair and accurate, or do they perpetuate racial bias?

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Emily Remirez, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Student 3-Manifold Seminar: JSJ Decompositions (cont'd)

Seminar | March 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This is a continuation of last week's talk. We will discuss Seifert-fibered spaces and the existence of JSJ decompositions.

Music Studies Colloquium: Will Straw (McGill U): Night, Noise and the Urbanization of Musical Politics

Colloquium | March 8 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Will Straw is James McGill Professor of Urban Media Studies. He has been Visiting Professor at the Open University (Budapest), the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the University of Belgrade. He is also Adjunct Research Professor in the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture, Carleton University.

Professor Straw has a Bachelor degree in Film Studies, and...   More >