Thursday, October 10, 2019
SERU Research Symposium and Business Meeting: Understanding Campus Climate: Towards an Inclusive Environment for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Conference/Symposium | October 10 – 11, 2019 every day | Clark Kerr Campus
Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Resonances and spectral gap of random hyperbolic surfaces
Seminar | October 10 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall
Frédéric Naud, Sorbonne Université
In this talk we will define a notion of random (infinite volume) covers of surfaces modeled over a classical model of random regular graphs. We will then investigate the spectral gap of those random surfaces as the degree goes to infinity and prove an explicit a.a.s. result that generalizes the famous 3/16 of Selberg. Joint work with Michael Magee.
Applied Math Seminar: Fast boundary integral tools for the rheology of periodic suspensions and other Stokes flow problems
Seminar | October 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Alex Barnett, Flatiron Institute
Integral equation methods are ideal for high-order accurate, linear-scaling solvers for viscous flows involving rigid or non-rigid particles, possibly in confined geometries. We focus on computing the effective shear viscosity of a suspension of 2D rigid particles with periodic boundary conditions, whose applications include industrial flows and complex fluids. We overview recent new tools needed... More >
Seminar | October 10 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Ethan Dlugie, UC Berkeley
Much of what we know about mapping class groups of compact surfaces stems from their well known classification. In recent years, much effort has been directed towards understanding "big" mapping class groups, i.e. the mapping class groups of surfaces of infinite type. In this talk, we'll walk through Ian Richards' proof that such surfaces are completely classified by their space of ends. We'll... More >
Seminar | October 10 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business
Yao Zeng, Foster School of Business; University of Washington
Joint with Haas Finance Seminar
Oliver E. Williamson Seminar Joint with IO Seminar:"Auto Dealer Loan Intermediation: Consumer Behavior and Competitive Effects"
Seminar | October 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Tobias Salz, Professor, MIT
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 >
Presentation | October 10 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This weeks A + D Thursdays speaker is Aza Raskin, a cofounder of the Center for Humane Technology, which is leading the charge in reversing the digital attention crisis and realigning technology with humanitys best interests. Among his previous accomplishments, Raskin helped build the web at Mozilla as head of user experience; founded Massive Health (an early consumer health behavior change... More >
Seminar | October 10 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Vanessa Handley, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: "Property Tax Gap: How Property Assessments Increase Taxation Within Minority Communities"
Seminar | October 10 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Seminar | October 10 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Ken Alex, Director of the Project Climate initiative in the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment at Berkeley Law, will present: "Increasing the pace and scale of carbon removal from California's natural and working lands." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.
Seminar | October 10 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Baljit Khakh, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Physiology
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Presentation | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge
Robert P.J. Cooney, National Women's History Project
Author Robert P.J. Cooney speaks on his book "Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement" - Three generations of suffragists fought, sacrificed and suffered to win the vote for half the American population. Cooney captures their heroic struggle through images and stories of their intensity, indignation, strategies and humor. Come to learn and celebrate their battle that..
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Colloquium | October 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
Dr. Savannah Shange, University of California, Santa Cruz
In conversation with Dr. Savannah Shange (Assistant Professor in Anthropology at University of California, Santa Cruz), the Black/Girlhood Imaginary working group will have an open discussion related to Black feminisms, methodologies, and Black girlhood. We theorize Black/Girlhood Imaginary through temporality, embodiment, performance (Taylor, 2003), and confinement. We believe that,... More >
Panel Discussion | October 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall | Canceled
Savannah Shange, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz
Black/Girlhood Imaginary, Executive Director, CRG Research Working Group
UC Santa Cruz anthropologist and author of Progressive Dystopia: Abolition, Antiblackness, + Schooling in San Francisco, Savannah Shange in conversation with members of the Black/Girlhood Imaginary Working Group.
Event co-sponsored by the Thelton E. Henderson for Social Justice at Berkeley Law.
CRG Thursday Forums are open to the public and the location is wheelchair accessible. Light... More >
Mathematics Department Colloquium: Quantum ergodicity and delocalization of Schrödinger eigenfunctions
Colloquium | October 10 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Nalini Anantharaman, CNRS and Université de Strasbourg
The question of ``quantum ergodicity'' is to understand how the ergodic properties of a classical dynamical system are translated into spectral properties of the associated quantum dynamics. This question appears already in a paper by Einstein written in 1917. It takes its full meaning after the introduction of the Schrödinger equation in 1926, and even more after the numerical simulations of... More >
Panel Discussion | October 10 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center
A panel of current engineering students will share their experiences overseas, including programs they participated in and how they fit study abroad into their schedules. Engineering Student Services and Study Abroad Advisers will give an overview of how to start the process, applications and more.
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Presentation | October 10 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Cafe Leila
1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702
David Presti, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
For millennia, humans have cultivated relationships with psychoactive plants and fungi relationships embedded within and guided by ritual frameworks honoring the powers of these plants and fungi as allies. As cultures have evolved, so also have these plant-fungal-human interactions. Our current era is one of reduction of organisms to molecules, and the commodification of just about everything... More >