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Thursday, September 26, 2019

OPT Document Check Workshop

Workshop | September 26 | 10-11 a.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This workshop will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application. In addition, there will be a Q&A portion during which you can ask specific questions about your own application.

Please note that this workshop is specifically for OPT...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: On Large Deviations for Large Neural Networks

Seminar | September 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Joan Bruna, Courant Institute

 Department of Mathematics

Virtually all modern deep learning systems are trained with some form of local descent algorithm over a high-dimensional parameter space. Despite its apparent simplicity, the mathematical picture of the resulting setup contains several mysteries that combine statistics, approximation theory and optimization, all intertwined in a curse of dimensionality.

In order to make progress, authors have...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: “The Value of Intermediation in the Stock Market”

Seminar | September 26 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Mark Egan, Harvard Business School

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

3-Manifold Seminar: Cubulated hyperbolic groups.

Seminar | September 26 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Eduardo Oregon-Reyes, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A group is cubulated if it admits a geometric action on a $\textrm {CAT}(0)$ cube complex. We'll discuss the class of cubulated hyperbolic groups, which by Agol's work satisfy the "virtually special" condition introduced by Haglund and Wise. We'll explore some consequences of this in terms of subgroup separability and existence of hierarchies.

Melodie Yashar: Human Factors Within Autonomous Buildings: Design for Earth, the Moon, and Mars

Presentation | September 26 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Melodie Yashar shares insights from her work as a design architect, researcher, and cofounder of Space Exploration Architecture (SEArch+), a group building upon a ten-year portfolio of academic space research and practice developing human-supporting concepts for space exploration. In 2015 SEArch+ was awarded the top prize in NASA’s Centennial Challenge for a 3D-Printed Habitat for the proposal...   More >

Finding Health Statistics and Data

Workshop | September 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Barrows 356: D-Lab Convening Room

 Michael Sholinbeck, University of California Berkeley

 Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library

Participants in this workshop will learn about some issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, and will also learn about authoritative sources of health statistics and data. We will look at tools that let you create custom tables of vital statistics (birth, death, etc.), disease statistics, health behavior statistics, and more. The focus will be on U.S. statistics, but sources of...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | September 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Stephen Haber, Professor, Stanford

 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 >

Saving For College (BEUHS362)

Workshop | September 26 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Adalberto Padilla, ScholarShare

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Learn about saving for college with the ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan. Participants will review the following points and be provided an opportunity to ask questions concerning saving for college.

•The benefits of higher education
•The cost of higher education
•What you can do
•Different ways to save
•Getting started
•FAQs

BIO: Adalberto Padilla, who goes by Adal, was born and...   More >

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Cultural Adjustment: Becoming Yourself in a New Culture

Workshop | September 26 | 1-2 p.m. | International House, Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

If you’re new to the U.S. or new to UC Berkeley, you are likely beginning the journey of cultural adjustment – a period of time when you try to make sense of your new home, figure out who you are here and learn to navigate this place while also remaining true to yourself and your home culture. Cultural adjustment is a natural part of life that happens to most of us who have lived or studied...   More >

Microsoft SharePoint Automation and Integrations

Course | September 26 | 1:30-3 p.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

This course details the process of integrating Microsoft Office applications with SharePoint Site data. Emphasis is placed on automation, connection settings, and real time data feeds between SharePoint Sites and the Microsoft Office suite. Learning Objectives * Understand the underlying structure and hierarchy of Sites, Subsites, and Apps. * Create and assign automated Alerts to notify users of...   More >

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OPT Document Check Webinar

Workshop | September 26 | 3-4 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This webinar will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application. In addition, there will be a Q&A portion during which you can ask specific questions about your own application.

Please note that this webinar is specifically for OPT...   More >

Monica White - Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Colloquium | September 26 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Monica White, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Center for Research on Social Change,, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, Berkeley Food Institute, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

About the Speaker:
Monica M. White is an associate professor of Environmental Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a joint appointment in the department of Community and Environmental Sociology and the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies. She is the first Black woman to earn tenure in both the College of Agricultural Life Sciences (1889) and the Nelson Institute (1970)...   More >

Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Colloquium | September 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Monica White, Associate Professor of Environmental Justice, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Center for Research on Social Change, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Berkeley Food Institute, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM), College of Natural Resources

Revises the historical narrative of African American resistance and breaks new ground by including the work, roles, and contributions of southern Black farmers and the organizations they formed.

California on the Page: An On the Same Page panel

Panel Discussion | September 26 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Chiyuma Elliot, Author of California Winter League; Alberto Ledesma, Author of Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer; Karen Llagas, Author of Archipelago Dust

 Hertha Sweet Wong, Professor, Department of English, UCB

 College of Letters & Science

Tommy Orange set his novel about indigenous lives in Oakland, but he is by no means the first or only author to try to capture something about the essence of California or its distinctive urban identities in his writing. This panel brings together creative writers whose work touches in meaningful ways on the magnificent diversity that is California. From poetry to a graphic memoir, their writing...   More >

 Free and open to all on a first-come, first-seated basis

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Monica White

Seminar | September 26 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Monica White

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Monica White, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present: "Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Identities for $1/\pi ^2$ and special hypergeometric motives

Colloquium | September 26 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 John Voight, Dartmouth College

 Department of Mathematics

More than a century ago, Ramanujan discovered remarkable formulas for $1/\pi $. Inspired by these discoveries, similar Ramanujan-like expressions for $1/\pi ^2$ have been uncovered recently by Guillera. We explain the provenance of these formulas: we recognize certain special hypergeometric motives as arising from Hilbert modular forms in an explicit way. This is joint work with Lassina...   More >

What Shapes Labor Migration Paths from Nepal to the World?: Differential Resources of Migrant Households and Differential Accessibility of Destination Countries (A Joint UC Berkeley-CNRS Workshop)

Conference/Symposium | September 26 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Tristan Bruslé, Researcher, Centre d'Études Himalayennes, CNRS - Villejuif; Keiko Yamanaka, Lecturer, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley

 Alexander von Rospatt, Professor, Buddhist and South Asian Studies; Acting Chair, South and Southeast Asian Studies; and Director, Himalayan Studies Initiative

 Stéphane Gros, Researcher, Centre d'Études Himalayennes, CNRS - Villejuif

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Himalayan Studies Program, France Berkeley Fund, Centre d'Etudes Himalayennes (CEH) of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

A half-day workshop at UC Berkeley that will bring together experts working on the Himalayan region in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Panel Discussion: The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Panel Discussion | September 26 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.

Book Launch -- James Joyce and the Matter of Paris: Catherine Flynn

Reading - Nonfiction | September 26 | 7-8 p.m. |  City Lights Bookstore

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 Catherine Flynn, Associate Professor, Berkeley English

 Department of English

In James Joyce and the Matter of Paris, Catherine Flynn recovers the paradigmatic city of European urban modernity as the foundational context of Joyce's imaginative consciousness. Beginning with Joyce's underexamined first exile in 1902-03, she shows the significance for his writing of the time he spent in Paris and of a range of French authors whose works inflected his experience of that city....   More >