Friday, May 3, 2019
Conference/Symposium | May 3 | 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
Join clinical law professionals from around the country at the 18th annual Transactional Clinical Conference
Conference/Symposium | May 3 | 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall
Join UC Berkeleys Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and Graduate School of Education for a half-day symposium exploring the future of making-based educational research and practice across the student experience. The day will include keynote talks from Kylie Peppler (UC Irvine) and Paulo Blikstein (Columbia University), project spotlights, and interdisciplinary dialogue.
Refreshments and... More >
Seminar | May 3 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall
Prof. Jennifer Roizen, Dept. of Chemistry, Duke University
Free radical reactions represent an important and versatile class of chemical transformations. Nitrogen-centered radical applications remain underexplored due to the lack of convenient methods for their generation. Recent advances have improved access to nitrogen-centered radicals through photoredox-mediated oxidation of two such directing groups: amides and sulfonamides. Guided by this approach,... More >
Mithra, Buddha, and Mani Walk into a Desert...: Indo-Iranian and Sino-Iranian Encounters in Central Asia
Conference/Symposium | May 3 – 4, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
All panels held at 180 Doe Library (*except where indicated)
Friday May 3, 10am12:00pm
Sanjyot Mehendale, UC Berkeley
Changing Vocabulary of Manichaean Visual Syntax in Uyghur East Central Asia
Zsuzsanna Gulácsi, Northern Arizona University
Manichaean Official Documents in their Central Asian Context
Adam Benkato, UC Berkeley
Manichaean Evidence for Kushan... More >
Seminar | May 3 | 12-2 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center
The SLC Language Exchange and Writing Programs are honored to host a conversation with author Namwali Serpell about her debut novel, The Old Drift. Join us on May 3rd from 12-2PM as she reads from her book, shares insight into her writing process, and discusses how reimagining the past can enhance our understanding of the present and future.
About the Author
Namwali Serpell is an associate... More >
Seminar | May 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Workshop | May 3 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium
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 >
Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: 24/7 Electricity Produced by Intermittent Power Requires Its Energy Storage
Seminar | May 3 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521
Jerry Woodall, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis
This is a simple story with a no-brainer punchline included in the title. Except for geothermal and nuclear energy, the sun is, and has been, the source of nearly all energy used on our planet. The problem is that the earth receives plenty of intermittent solar power, but not as solar energy.
Seminar | May 3 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall
Jingcheng Liu, UC Berkeley
In classical statistical physics, a phase transition is understood by studying the geometry (the zero-set) of an associated polynomial (the partition function). In this talk I will show that one can exploit this notion of phase transitions algorithmically, and conversely exploit the analysis of algorithms to understand phase transitions. As applications, I will give efficient deterministic... More >
Seminar | May 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall
Watch a brief animated explainer of bionanotechnology at http://www.shawndouglas.com
Ocean Wave Turbulence From Theory to Computation: E201 Ocean Engineering Seminar Series, Spring 2019
Seminar | May 3 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 3109 Etcheverry Hall
Dr. Yulin Pan, Assistant Professor of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, University of Michigan
Abstract: In this presentation, we seek a first-principles understanding of the stationary and invariant form of ocean wave spectrum based on wave turbulence theory, which describes the statistical property of an ensemble of waves in weakly nonlinear interactions. The starting point of the research is on capillary waves, which dominate the small-scale dynamics of ocean surface. Allowing triad... More >
Seminar | May 3 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 531 Cory Hall
Ankush Pankaj Desai, University Of California, Berkeley
Asynchronous event-driven systems can be found in myriad domains including cloud computing systems, device drivers, and robotics.
These systems are notoriously hard to get right as the programmer needs to reason about numerous control paths resulting from the complex interleaving of events (messages) and failures.
Unsurprisingly, it is easy to introduce subtle errors while attempting to fill... More >
Seminar | May 3 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 226 Dwinelle Hall
Saeko Kimura, Professor, Tsuda University
Miryam Sas, Professor, UC Berkeley
While we share the sense that fiction and plastic arts reflect a different relationship to reality than that of documentary or journalistic writing, writing on Fukushima often encounters a difficulty in distinguishing between the fictional and the real. How have recent Japanese artists and writers after 3-11 broached and responded to this difficulty in dividing the real from the imaginary? Is... More >
Colloquium | May 3 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall
Called "intricate" and an "exquisite sound world" by icareifyoulisten, Katherine's music has been commissioned and performed by the Tokyo, Minnesota, Oregon, and Albany Symphony Orchestras, American Composer's Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Antico Moderno, FLUX Quartet, International Contemporary Ensemble, wild Up, Contemporaneous, and Concert Artists Guild, among others, in such venues... More >
Workshop | May 3 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.
Egypt and Turkeys relations since 2011 have had both change and strain. For our last salon of the semester, former Egyptian Ambassador to Turkey, Abdul-Rahman Salah will be our guest. We will discuss his experiences in the field and the future of Egyptian-Turkish... More >
Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: The unipotent Albanese map and rational points on varieties
Seminar | May 3 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Daniel Hast, Rice University
Given a curve of genus at least $2$ over a number field, Faltings' theorem tells us that its set of rational points is finite. Provably computing the set of rational points remains a major open problem, as does the question of whether the number of rational points can be uniformly bounded. We will survey some recent progress and ongoing work using the Chabauty–Kim method, which uses the... More >
Seminar | May 3 | 3-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Information is inevitably created in a context and, whenever used, is necessarily used in some context. Intermediaries, too, have their own contexts. The literature on information-related behavior mentioning context is vast and varied. Nevertheless the concept of âcontextâ itself seems underdeveloped in information studies beyond the simple case of spatial and temporal metadata. Formal models of... More >
Seminar | May 3 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Information is inevitably created in a context and, whenever used, is necessarily used in some context. Intermediaries, too, have their own contexts. The literature on information-related behavior mentioning context is vast and varied. Nevertheless the concept of âcontextâ itself seems underdeveloped in information studies beyond the simple case of spatial and temporal metadata. Formal models... More >
Seminar | May 3 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Glenn T. Seaborg Lecture: The Golden Light: Plasmonic Gold Nanocrystal Interactions with Biomolecules, Cells, and Living Communities
Seminar | May 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize and KIDS FIRST: David L. Kirp Prize Award Ceremony
Presentation | May 3 | 4-6 p.m. | The Latinx Research Center
Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales, Associate Professor of Education, University of San Francisco
Please join us as we honor Joel Sati and Rosa M. Jiménez, recipients of the FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize, and Gabriel Santamaria, Alejandra León Herrera, and Nolan Pokpongkiat, recipients of the KIDS FIRST: David L. Kirp Prize.
With Keynote by Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales, Associate Professor of Education, University of San Francisco
Music Studies Colloquium: Svanibor Pettan (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia): Minorities in a War-Peace Continuum: How Applied Ethnomusicology Can Help
Colloquium | May 3 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall
Svanibor Pettan studied ethnomusicology in Croatia (B.A.), Slovenia (M.A.), and USA (Ph.D.). He researched music in his native Croatia, Slovenia, in the Balkans (particularly in Kosovo), Africa (Tanzania, Egypt), Australia, and USA. At the University of Oslo he became involved with applied ethnomusicology through the Bosnian-Norwegian project" Azra."
His specialties include Balkan Gypsy music,... More >
Three Debut Speculative Fiction Writers: A Conversation with Carmen Maria Machado, Lesley Nneka Arimah, and Alice Sola Kim
Panel Discussion | May 3 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
Department of English, Peripheral Futures Group
Carmen Maria Machado is the author of *Her Body and Other Parties*; Lesley Nneka Arimah is the author of *What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky*; Alice Sola Kim is a recipient of a Whiting Award and has been published in the *Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017*.
Email email@example.com to receive copies of the stories we will be discussing.