<< Week of September 17 >>

## Sunday, September 17, 2017

### Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

### Townes/Tagore Symposium: The Worldwide Water Crisis-and Some Solutions

Seminar | September 17 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

Nir Krakauer, CCNY-Hydrogeology; Inez Fung, UCB Earth and Planetary Sciences; Rash B. Ghosh, IIBHB

Saykally Group, UCB Chemistry

Richard Saykally Group

Professor Richard Saykally and his research group are world leaders in water chemistry; he serves as an advisor to the International Institute of Bengal and Himalayan Basins (IIBHB), and is the convener of the Seventh Annual Townes (father of laser) and Tagore (Indian poet) Seminar, to be held in 775 Tan Hall onSeptember 17th (10am-3pm). Dr. Saykally's group will be addressing the novel research...   More >

### Bringing the Outside In: An Introduction to Principles of Chabana

Workshop | September 17 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

Leave with the ability to arrange simple flowers and enhance your environment without the years of training usually required by these intricate Japanese art forms. Bring your own small vase as well- and carry exquisite beauty home!

### Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): A wave packet parametrix for wave equations

Seminar | September 19 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Cristian Gavrus, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

The aim of this talk is to present the construction of a parametrix for the wave equation with variable coefficients due to Hart Smith. The idea is to write approximate solutions as linear combinations of wave packets by decomposing the initial data using a frame of functions (concentrated in space and frequency) which are then transported across the bicharacteristic flow. Even though this...   More >

### Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: First Steps towards Tropical Hirzebruch-Riemann-Roch

Seminar | September 19 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Canceled

Christopher Eur, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

Many recent works in algebraic combinatorics carry the theme of rendering results of classical algebraic geometry in tropical geometry. We first give an overview of three particular lines of work carrying such theme: (1) Hodge theory on matroids by Adiprasito, Huh, and Katz, (2) CSM classes of matroids by de Medrano, Rincón, and Shaw, and (3) Riemann-Roch on graphs by Baker, Norine, and others....   More >

### Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: A Survey of Riemann-Roch in Tropical Geometry

Seminar | September 19 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Chris Eur, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

Many recent works in algebraic combinatorics carry the theme of rendering results of classical algebraic geometry in tropical geometry. We first give an overview of three particular lines of work carrying such theme: (1) Hodge theory on matroids by Adiprasito, Huh, and Katz, (2) CSM classes of matroids by de Medrano, Rincón, and Shaw, and (3) Riemann-Roch on graphs by Baker, Norine, and others....   More >

### ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: CANCELLED TODAY

Seminar | September 19 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

Department of Economics

### Annual IDV MPH Symposium

Conference/Symposium | September 19 | 4-6 p.m. | Li Ka Shing Center, 2/F, Lobby area

IDV Division hosts the annual IDV MPH Symposium for second year IDV MPH students to present their Field Study Projects in the poster session.

### Pitzer Seminar in Physical Chemistry: Scaling Down the Laws of Thermodynamics

Seminar | September 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

College of Chemistry

Thermodynamics provides a robust conceptual framework and set of laws that govern the exchange of energy and matter. Although these laws were originally articulated for macroscopic objects, it is hard to deny that nanoscale systems, as well, often exhibit “thermodynamic-like” behavior – biomolecular motors convert chemical fuel into mechanical work (like car engines), and individual polymer...   More >

### On-campus Job Search Panel

Workshop | September 19 | 4-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Rooms

On-campus part-time job, volunteering in the community or involvement with student clubs will help enrich your overall college life, build up competitive skills craved by future employers, and provide valuable U.S. work experience for your pursuit of next “dream” job. Looking for a job on campus but not sure where to start? A panel of current international students will share their tips and...   More >

### Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Measuring Consumer Sensitivity to Audio Advertising: A Field Experiment on Pandora Internet Radio"

Seminar | September 19 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

David Reiley, Pandora

Department of Economics

### Commutative Algebra Student Seminar: Matroids, Graphs, and Symbolic Powers of Monomial Ideals

Seminar | September 19 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Charles Wang, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

It is open in general what conditions imply that the symbolic powers and the usual powers of an ideal in a regular ring coincide. For squarefree monomial (i.e. radical) ideals in a polynomial ring in n variables over a field, there is a combinatorial characterization for when these two powers coincide. In this talk, I will discuss the combinatorial objects that arise in this context, and describe...   More >

### EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

### Research and Funding Opportunities Workshop: Hosted by Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC)

Workshop | September 19 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Rm 360; to get to rm. 360, enter Stephens Hall archway, go through door with sign for Haas Institute for Fair and Inclusive Society; go up one floor to suite 360.

Alexa Aburto, Humanities undergraduate, UC Berkeley; Ifechukwu Okeke, STEM undergrad and UROC co-director, Under-represented Researchers of Color (UROC); Istifaa Ahmed, Humanities undergrad and UROC co-director, Under-represented Researchers of Color (UROC)

This workshop will introduce and expose students to various research programs and funding opportunities on campus. It will cover various program applications and writing a research proposal. Presenters will discuss their experiences with their research programs, as well as the application processes.

### The Alt Right on Campus: What Students Need to Know

Presentation | September 19 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Rm 220 - Multicultural Community Center

Ryan Lenz, Senior Investigative Writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project and editor of its Hatewatch blog

A Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) expert on hate and extremism will share information on an orchestrated campaign by white nationalists to make college campuses their battleground. The battle is not over free speech or political conservatism. Come learn about what they're pushing, why they’re obsessed with UC Berkeley and how we can effectively resist.

## Wednesday, September 20, 2017

### Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

### BAIR-Nvidia AI Day

Conference/Symposium | September 20 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, University Club

Jensen Huang, CEO, Nvidia; Pieter Abbeel, Professor, EECS; Trevor Darrell, Professor, EECS; Bryan Catanzaro, VP of Applied Deep Learning Research, Nvidia; Sergey Levine, Professor, EECS; Larry Jackel, Autonomous Driving Consultant, Nvidia; Koushil Sreenath, Professor, CMU

Explore the future of AI Computing and learn how researchers in academia and industry are using artificial intelligence algorithms for applications such as robotics, self-driving cars, and computer vision.

### NSF GRFP Applicant Workshop

Workshop | September 20 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 318 Sproul Hall

Graduate Division

The workshop will provide valuable tips that will assist in strengthening applications. Speakers include one of UCB’s NSF Fellowship Coordinators, a UCB professor that served on a previous year's NSF panel, and current UCB NSF fellows.

### Wellness Wednesdays in the Garden: Flower Power Yoga| Grow and Go with Chai!

Workshop | September 6 – October 25, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

Grow - stretch to feel longer, stronger & more balanced.
Go - get back to your day w/renewed vitality

Yoga is an effective strategy to release tension, relax the nervous system, improve focus, & increase balance.Each class offers a healthy dosage of crisp fresh air, all natural organic floral aromas, vitamin D sunlight, blooming visions, stable grounding platform, direct &loving...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

### “Engineering self-assembled nanobiomaterials for therapeutic immunomodulation”

Seminar | September 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Evan Scott, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

Bioengineering (BioE)

Self-assembled nanobiomaterials that are engineered to achieve specific biodistributions and mechanisms of degradation hold great promise for controlled stimulation of the immune system. Through the use of such rationally designed nanomaterials, we aim to investigate the basic inflammatory and immunological processes contributing to diverse pathologies and develop targeted immunotherapies. We...   More >

### City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower

Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

Global Urban Humanities

Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >

### How Games Move Us: Emotional Technology by Design with Katherine Isbister: CITRIS Fall 2017 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | September 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

Katherine Isbister, Professor, UC Santa Cruz

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Katherine Isbister is a Human Computer Interaction and Games researcher who creates and studies digital games and other playful computer-supported experiences. Her focus is emotion and social connection–understanding the impact of design choices on these qualities, and getting better at building and evaluating technology that supports and enhances social and emotional experience.

### Human Thought and the Human Future

Seminar | September 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

Carl Pabo

### Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Role of viruses in the microbiome"

Seminar | September 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

David Pride, University of California, San Diego

Our laboratory focuses on the role that microbial communities play in human homeostasis, health and disease. We firmly believe that the various microbial components of human ecosystems including bacteria, viruses, archaea, and fungi are important factors that help determine the natural history of their hosts. Furthermore, their interactions with humans or their interactions with other microbial...   More >

### No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | September 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

### Costs of Work: Effects of Parental Work Scheduling on Childcare Arrangements: Peter Hepburn, UC Berkeley

Colloquium | September 20 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

Peter Hepburn, Ph.D. Candidate, UC Berkeley, Sociology Department

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

### Inspiration in the writer-reader encounter: Creativity, transmission, contagion, and personality similarity

Colloquium | September 20 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

Todd Thrash, Professor, College of William & Mary

Inspiration is a motivational state in which an individual feels compelled to transmit, actualize, or express ideas. In this colloquium I present a series of studies of the role of inspiration in the writer-reader encounter. Key findings include the following: (a) Writer inspiration predicts the creativity of the resulting text, whereas writer effort tends to be a poor predictor. (b) Inspiration...   More >

### EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | September 20 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

### Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Background for research talk

Seminar | September 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Misha Kapovich, UC Davis

Department of Mathematics

Background material on higher rank symmetric spaces and their discrete isometry groups.

### Parking

Seminar | September 20 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Matthew Junge, Duke University

Department of Statistics

Parking functions were introduced by combinatorialists in the 1960s, and have recently been studied by probabilists. When the parking lot is an infinite graph and cars drive around at random, we will look at how many parking spots are needed for every car to eventually find a spot. Joint work with Michael Damron, Janko Gravner, Hanbeck Lyu, and David Sivakoff.

### Moving from water quantity to quality: ﻿Exploring climate impacts on eutrophication

Colloquium | September 20 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

Anna Michalak, Carnegie Institute for Science, Stanford University

Department of Geography

Questions surrounding water sustainability, climate change, and extreme events are often framed around water quantity – whether too much or too little. The massive impacts of water quality impairments are equally compelling, however, and recent years have provided a host of examples of unprecedented harmful algal blooms and hypoxic dead zones. Linkages between climate change and water quality...   More >

### Cell Division: Mechanical Integrity with Dynamic Parts

Seminar | September 20 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

Sophie Dumont, University of California, San Francisco

### Understanding how we get fat: Dietary regulation of adipocyte stem cells

Seminar | September 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

Matt Rodeheffer, Yale

### Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Discrete isometry groups of higher rank symmetric spaces

Seminar | September 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

Misha Kapovich, UC Davis

Department of Mathematics

I will review basic geometry of higher rank symmetric spaces, and then discuss discrete isometry groups of such spaces, which are higher rank generalizations of Kleinian groups. We will see how some of the classical notions and results translate in the higher rank setting and how do they connect to the broader geometric group theory. For instance: What is the higher rank analogue of the...   More >

### Premodern Arabic Concepts of Philosophy: A Text-Based Seminar

Seminar | September 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

Ulrich Rudolph, Zurich University

A seminar in Arabic on text readings by Farabi, Shahrazuri and Shahrastani, led by Professor Ulrich Rudolph. This text-based seminar requires knowledge of Arabic. To RSVP and receive the texts, please contact cmes@berkeley.edu.

RSVP by calling 510-642-8208, or by emailing cmes@berkeley.edu

### Applied Math Seminar: Topology Optimization of Nonlinear Problems in Solid and Fluid Mechanics

Seminar | September 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Kurt Maute, University of Colorado, Boulder

Department of Mathematics

Accurately modeling nonlinear problems in solid and fluid mechanics and, at the same time, allowing for topological changes in the optimization process poses interesting challenges on the formulation of the optimization problem, the physics model, and the discretization method. This talk will provide an overview of topology optimization approaches for nonlinear mechanical problems, focusing on...   More >

### Adaptation via convex optimization in two nonparametric estimation problems

Seminar | September 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Adityanand Guntuboyina, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Statistics

We study two convex optimization based procedures for nonparametric function estimation: trend filtering (or higher order total variation denoising) and the Kiefer-Wolfowitz MLE for Gaussian location mixtures. Trend filtering can be seen as a technique for fitting spline-like functions for nonparametric regression with adaptive knot selection. It can also be seen as a special case of LASSO for a...   More >

### Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Supports and tensor ideals in stable module categories.

Seminar | September 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Julia Pevtsova, University of Washington

Department of Mathematics

Classifying modules up to direct sums in modular representation theory is usually a hopeless task – there are too many indecomposable modules (over a field of characteristic $p$) even for such a seemingly small group as $Z/3 \times Z/3$ or a three dimensional Heisenberg Lie algebra. Inspired by ideas from stable homotopy theory and algebraic geometry we suggest a different way of...   More >

### EECS Colloquium: Robots for Everyone Everywhere

Colloquium | September 20 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

Ankur Mehta, UCLA

Creating and using new robotic systems has typically been limited to experts, requiring engineering background, expensive tools, and considerable time. Instead, I am working to create systems to automatically design, fabricate, and control functional robots from a simple description of the problem at hand. By enabling the on-demand creation of integrated electromechanical systems by casual...   More >

### Egyptological Afternoon

Conference/Symposium | September 20 | 5-7 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

Alexander Schütze, University of Munich; Melanie Flossmann-Schȕtze, University of Munich; Andrzej Niwinski, University of Warsaw

Near Eastern Studies

5:00 Alexander Schütze (Munich University) Statues, Stelae and Private Legal Documents: The Agency of Things in the Petition of Peteese (P. Rylands 9)

P. Rylands 9 contains the lengthy petition of a scribe of the temple of Amun at el-Hibe dating to the early reign of Dareios I. The papyrus is considered as an important source for the history, administration and society of Late Period Egypt. In...   More >

### Materializing Temporalities: Coloquio Internacional

Conference/Symposium | September 20 | 5-7 p.m. |  2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

Lisa M. Johnson, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology; Rosemary A. Joyce, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

Roundtable event featuring two talks:
"From One Moment to the Next: Multiple Temporalities at Chak Sutz' House (Group IV, Palenque)"

"Structured Deposition and Ritual Practice: A Case Study from the Ulua Valley, Honduras"

Respondent: Francisca Zalaquett Rock (Centro de Estudios Mayas, UNAM)

### Egyptological Afternoon: Papers in Egyptian Studies

Conference/Symposium | September 20 | 5-7 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

Alexander Schütze, Munich University; Mélanie Flossmann-Schȕtze, Munich University; Andrzej Niwinski, Warsaw University

Near Eastern Studies

1) Statues, Stelae and Private Legal Documents: The Agency of Things in the Petition of Peteese (P. Rylands 9)
2) The Ptolemaic settlement of the Ibiotapheion at Tuna el-Gebel. Current research of the Joint Mission of Cairo and Munich Universities
3) The development of the iconographic repertoire of the 21st Dynasty coffins as new criterion for dating

### TE-29 California Traffic Engineering License Exam Review

Course | September 6 – October 11, 2017 every Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. |  Online

Rafat Raie, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec; Crystal Killiam, PE, City of Los Angeles; Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin

This twelve-session live-online training course is intended to help transportation engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineer exam to become a professional Traffic Engineer in California. The course includes a set of sample problems for each session with fully developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills. The twelve sessions are designed to...   More >

## Thursday, September 21, 2017

### Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

### Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | September 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

Mark Rosenzweig, Professor, Yale University

Haas School of Business

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 >

### Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series

Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.

Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political...   More >

### Identity Theft: How to Protect Yourself (BEUHS363)

Workshop | September 21 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

Laura Kares, GBA

Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Speaker: Laura Kares, GBA

The number of people becoming victims of Identity Theft continues to increase. Join us to learn more about how to minimize the risk that you will become a victim of identity theft. And learn more about the ID Theft services available from ARAG, the University’s legal insurance plan provider. We’ll explain how to use the proactive credit record and internet monitoring...   More >

### RISE Seminar: Strategies for integrating people and machine learning in online systems

Seminar | September 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

Jason Laska, Clara Labs

RISELab

Clara Labs is an email-based scheduling service for busy people. Simply CC Clara on an email to a person you want to meet with, and we'll handle the back and forth game of email-tag for you in accordance with your preferences. To build a robust and accurate system that gracefully handles nuanced requests, we've combined machine learning (ML) with a distributed human labor force. This system...   More >

### Julius Thomas Hansen Lecture: Responses to environmental stressors in fish: physiological plasticity and adaptation in an era of climate change

Seminar | September 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

Trish Schulte, University of British Columbia

Julius Thomas Hansen Lecture

### GeoLunch: Using Collector to Create an Asset Database

Seminar | September 21 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

Charlotte Smith, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Geospatial Innovation Facility

The GIF and the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ) host a weekly Geolunch seminar series offering interesting talks, group discussion, and show-and-tells all involving geospatial theory, research, and application. Geolunch is open to everyone.

Subscribe to our email list to receive announcements about our workshops, geolunch presentations, and other events and topics of interest to the...   More >

### Seminar 251, 231 Labor Seminar and Public Finance: "Do School Facilities Matter? Measuring the Effects of Capital Expenditures on Student and Neighborhood Outcomes Abstract"

Seminar | September 21 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Julien Lafortune, UCB

Center for Labor Economics

joint with Public Finance

### The neural mechanism of aggression

Seminar | September 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

Dayu Lin, New York University, School of Medicine

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

### We've been here before: ‘America First’ and a Century of Defending Japanese language learning

Colloquium | September 21 | 4 p.m. | East Asian Library, Art History Seminar Room

Noriko Asato, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Noriko Asato will explore the efforts to control Japanese language schools in California a century ago as part of anti-immigrant nativism. This presentation develops from her book, “Teaching Mikadoism,” which looked at how nativists and Japanese Americans battled over their identity and education in Hawaii and the West Coast. Her presentation briefly explores how Japanese Americans resisted, and...   More >

### How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | September 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Leah Carroll

Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

### Louisiana Slave Conspiracies

Colloquium | September 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

Center for Race and Gender

The CRG Thursday Forum Series presents...

Louisiana Slave Conspiracies

Bryan Wagner, English
Patty Frontiers, D-Lab
Amani Morrison, African Diaspora Studies
Shadrick Small, Sociology

We are a multidisciplinary research project dedicated to preserving, digitizing, transcribing, translating, and analyzing manuscripts from three Louisiana slave conspiracies.   More >

### Mathematics Department Colloquium: Geometry, dynamics, and the moduli space of Riemann surfaces

Colloquium | September 21 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

Alex Wright, Stanford University

Department of Mathematics

One of the themes of Maryam Mirzakhani's work is that the dynamics and geometry of individual surfaces are closely tied to moduli spaces of surfaces. Starting from this general perspective, we will focus in on our recent joint work with Mirzakhani and others on the $\mathbf {GL}(2, {\bf R} )$ action on the Hodge bundle over the moduli space of Riemann surfaces. This action will be presented in a...   More >

### The Edge of Agriculture: Farming in California

Panel Discussion | September 21 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Gill Tract Community Farm

1050 Marin Avenue, Albany, CA 94706

Campus Gardens

A panel and public discussion with
California Secretary of Agriculture, Karen Ross
Doria Robinson, Executive Director of Urban Tilth
Jennifer Sowerwine, Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Berkeley

Facilitated by Alexa Levy, Educator and Community Organizer

California has long been the top producer of food and fiber in the US, though it is home to only 4% of the nation's farms....   More >

## Friday, September 22, 2017

### Apply to the SERC blog!

Deadline | September 22 |  Sproul Hall

Deadline to apply to be a writer, photographer, videographer, or artist for the SERC blog! Email aehills@berkeley.edu or visit https://serc.berkeley.edu/blog/ for more info

### Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

### German 204- Fall 2017: Compact Seminar

Course | September 1 – 29, 2017 every Friday | 282 Dwinelle Hall

Department of German

Prof. Dr. Ortrud Gutjahr (Universität Hamburg)

Aufklärungstheater: Lessings Dramen und Hamburgische Dramaturgie

Gotthold Ephraim Lessings Schauspiel Nathan der Weise (1779) gilt als das deutschsprachige Drama der Aufklärung schlechthin. Und dies nicht nur, weil es bis heute das am häufigsten auf der Bühne inszenierte Stück der Epoche ist, sondern auch, weil es mit seinen szenischen...   More >

### Genders in Translation

Conference/Symposium | September 22 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

Department of Gender and Women's Studies, International Campus at the University of Malaga, Spain

Genders in Translation, a day-long symposium organized by the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, brings together international interdisciplinary scholars to consider how genders are understood, lived, represented, and translated across diverse cultures, geopolitical regions, and historical moments.

### Labor Lunch Seminar: "Occupational language requirements and the effects of immigration"

Seminar | September 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Maria Brunborg Hoen, Frisch Centre

Center for Labor Economics

### Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

Colloquium | September 22 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

Department of Music

3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

AEarning widespread notice for his richly colored and superbly crafted scores, Pierre Jalbert (b. 1967) has developed a musical language that is engaging, expressive, and deeply personal. Among his many honors are the Rome Prize, the BBC Masterprize, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's 2007 Stoeger Award,...   More >

### Core Essentials for Better Posture (BEUHS402)

Workshop | September 22 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

Improve your posture through awareness and exercise. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance. Wear comfortable clothing. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center.

### Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Oriented Matroids

Seminar | September 22 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

Melissa Sherman-Bennett, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

Oriented matroids are matroids whose defining subsets are "signed" in some way; a prototypical example is the ordered bases in a set of vectors, together with their orientations. Many familiar objects are oriented matroids, including directed graphs, vector configurations, and hyperplane arrangements. As with matroids, there are many ways of defining an oriented matroid, each stemming from the...   More >

### Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: 2D material-based layer transfer based on remote epitaxy and uniform epitaxial RAM towards large-scale neuromorphic arrays

Seminar | September 22 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Cory (Hogan Room)

Professor Jeehwan Kim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

In this talk, I will discuss our recent development in a “2D material-based layer-transfer (2DLT)” process based on remote epitaxy. We recently discovered that the epitaxial registry of adatoms during epitaxy can be assigned by the underlying substrate remotely through 2D materials. Our study shows that remote epitaxy can be performed through a single-atom-thick gap defined by monolayer graphene...   More >

### Zotero Workshop: Zotero for Citation Management

Workshop | September 22 | 2-3 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 305 Library Training Room

David Eifler, Environmental Design Library

Library

Learn how to use this easy citation manager for Firefox, Safari and Chrome. The workshop will cover importing citations, exporting bibliographies, sharing resources for working groups, and using a wide variety of citation styles.

### Aerogels for Energy and Environmental Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

Dr. Marcus A. Worsley, Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Lab, Advanced Materials Synthesis Group

Aerogels are porous solids used in a wide range of energy and environmental applications including sorbents, filtration, insulation, hydrogen storage, catalysis, batteries, and supercapacitors due to their high internal surface, composition, and small pore/particle size.  Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials, such as boron nitride and graphene, also exhibit a range of distinct optical, electronic,...   More >

### Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Stochastic Homogenization for Hamilton-Jacobi Equation with Non-convex Hamiltonian Function

Seminar | September 22 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

### MENA Salon: Iraqi Kurdistan Independence Referendum

Workshop | September 22 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

On September 25, Iraqi Kurdistan is scheduled to vote on whether or not to become an independent state. In this week’s MENA Salon we will survey views on the Kurdish referendum. We will also reflect on the tension between the right to self-determination and the principle of territorial integrity.

### Inexpensive Catalysts for H2 Production and Organic Upgrading: From Water Splitting to Biomass Valorization

Seminar | September 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

College of Chemistry

One of the challenges to realize large-scale H2 production from water electrolysis is the lack of competent and inexpensive electrocatalysts. Our group recently discovered that surface modification of metallic nickel foam with nitrogen resulted in a superior electrocatalyst for H2 evolution under neutral condition, rivaling the performance of the state-of-the-art platinum-based catalysts. In...   More >

### ITS Seminar: Environment, Economy, and Equity: New Mobility Services and Sustainability

Seminar | September 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Don MacKenzie, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington

New mobility services are growing quickly, but are they providing mobility for all travelers? Some studies have used system data from the car2go and Uber APIs to examine the types and quality of trips, while others used intercept surveys to characterize travelers using UberHOP and their reasons for choosing HOP. I will share results from these recent studies.

### Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Approximation schemes for mean curvature motion 2

Seminar | September 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Tim Laux, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

### Logic Colloquium: Mekler construction in generalized stability

Colloquium | September 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

Nadja Hempel, UCLA

Department of Mathematics

Given a so called nice graph (no triangles, no squares, for any choice of two distinct vertices there is a third vertex which is connected to one and not the other), Mekler considered the 2-nilpotent subgroup generated by the vertices of the graph in which two elements given by vertices commute if and only if there is an edge between them. These groups form an interesting collection of examples...   More >

### Music Studies Colloquium: Gavin Williams (King’s College, London): “Reproduction without origins? Property and personality in early Italian recorded music”

Colloquium | September 22 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

Fall welcome misc.

Department of Music

free and open to the public