<< Week of March 14 >>

Sunday, March 11, 2018

SLAM: How to lead effectively: Skills for managing scientists

Seminar | March 11 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. Anna Goldstein, Harvard University; Dr. Ben Thuronyi, Harvard University

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

This full-day workshop will focus on the critical interpersonal aspects of leading a group of scientists, integrating techniques for communication, feedback, conflict resolution, and negotiation. It’s designed to complement the SLAM seminar series by providing highly interactive, participatory experiences. You’ll get hands-on practice with the relationship skills that are key to being a great...   More >

Monday, March 12, 2018

Lessons from the Black Panther Party's Oakland Community School

Workshop | March 12 | 2407 Dwinelle Hall

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

Join UCBHSSP for a day of content learning and planning! Angela LeBlanc-Ernest, a scholar of the Black Panther Party, will share her research, which is part of a documentary she is developing on the Party's Oakland Community School. She will also introduce teachers to the Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project, which highlights the experience of women in the Black Panther Party.

Beyond New Neurons: The Secretory Role of Adult Hippocampal Stem and Progenitor Cells

Seminar | March 12 | 9-10:30 a.m. | 445 Li Ka Shing Center

 Dr. Liz Kirby, Assistant Professor at OSU

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In the adult mammalian hippocampus, resident neural stem and progenitor cells give rise to new, highly plastic neurons. A great deal of research has focused on the role of these new neurons in supporting hippocampal memory function and injury response. However, our recent work shows that undifferentiated neural stem and progenitor cells also have functional relevance by secreting soluble...   More >

The Political Economy and Legal Aspects of Trade Policy in the Trump Era

Conference/Symposium | March 12 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room 295

 UC Berkeley School of Law, The Berkeley APEC Study Center, The Institute of East Asian Studies, Miller Center for Global Challenges and the Law, The Clausen Center for International Business and Policy

With the Brexit referendum, election of Donald Trump, and the continued stasis at the World Trade Organization (WTO), the liberal, rules-based trading order is facing considerable pressure for business and policymakers. These pressures come from structural economic forces, systemic changes in geopolitics, domestic political conflicts in the US and elsewhere, and a rethinking of the ideological...   More >

​Graduate Students Talk

Seminar | March 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Nevin El Nimri; Patrick Carney

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Combinatorics Seminar: A crystal-like structure on shifted tableaux

Seminar | March 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Maria Monks Gillespie, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

We establish a crystal-like structure on shifted tableaux, whose characters are the Schur $Q$-functions. In particular, we will define two sets of coplactic raising and lowering operators $E$, $F$, $E'$, and $F'$ on shifted tableaux that each independently give a type A Kashiwara crystal. Taken together, these operators detect highest weight skew shifted tableaux, giving a new shifted...   More >

Comparative Neurobiology of Social Bonds - from Rodents to Primates to Humans

Colloquium | March 12 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Karen Bales, Department of Psychology, UC Davis

 Department of Psychology

Social bonds are critical to human health and well-being. However, most of what we know regarding the neurobiology of strong, selective social bonds ("pair-bonds") comes from a socially monogamous rodent, the prairie vole. In my laboratory, we also study a socially monogamous primate, the titi monkey, as a model for the neurobiology of pair bond formation and maintenance. We have characterized...   More >

PMB Student/Postdoc Seminar: Leveraging Social Media for Science Communication and Professional Development

Seminar | March 12 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall

 Sara ElShafie, Grad student, IB; Aaron Pomerantz, Grad student, IB

 Plant and Microbial Biology Student Group

What is the most effective way to use social media to share your scientific work with the public? How can you use social media to network and find professional opportunities? This workshop will explore how you can use social media to advance your career and heighten the impact of your work.

The Plant and Microbial Biology Student Group (PMBG) hosts a special Student Postdoc Seminar on social...   More >

The fabric of the neocortex: a less-artificial intelligence

Seminar | March 12 | 1-2 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 **Andreas Tolias**, Baylor College of Medicine

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Standard invariants for discrete subfactors

Seminar | March 12 | 2-3:50 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Dave Penneys, Ohio State University

 Department of Mathematics

The standard invariant of a finite index $II_1$ subfactor is a λ-lattice and forms a planar algebra. In turn, the planar algebra formalism has been helpful in constructing and classifying subfactors, as well as studying analytic properties. In joint work with Corey Jones, we give a well-behaved notion of the standard invariant of an extremal irreducible discrete subfactor $N\subset M$, where $N$...   More >

Seminar 231, Public Finance: Special Seminar: How Did Tax Reform Happen?

Seminar | March 12 | 2-4 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

David Kamin / Ed Kleinbard / Alan Auerbach

Differential Geometry Seminar: New examples of complete Calabi-Yau metrics on \(ℂ^n\) for \(n \geq 3\)

Seminar | March 12 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ronan Conlon, Florida International University

 Department of Mathematics

I will present new examples of non-flat complete Calabi-Yau metrics on \(ℂ^n\) for \(n \geq 3\) having Euclidean volume growth and a tangent cone at infinity with a singular cross section. This is joint work with Frédéric Rochon (UQAM).

BLISS Seminar: Robust Storage of Information in DNA Molecules

Seminar | March 12 | 3-4 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Reinhard Heckel, Rice University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Due to its longevity and enormous information density, DNA is an attractive medium for archival storage of digital information. In this talk, we discuss algorithmic and design aspects of DNA data storage systems. A key distinctive aspect of DNA data storage systems is that due to technological constraints, (1) data is written onto many short DNA molecules that are stored in an unordered way and...   More >

Core Cognitive Mechanisms in Learning and Development

Colloquium | March 12 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Celeste Kidd, Assistant Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Center for Visual Science, University of Rochester

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

The talk will discuss approaches aimed at understanding the computational mechanisms that drive learning and development in young children. Although infants are born knowing little about the world, they possess remarkable learning mechanisms that eventually create sophisticated systems of knowledge. We discuss recent empirical findings about learners’ cognitive mechanisms—including attention,...   More >

STROBE Seminar Series: Strategies for Effective Mentoring

Seminar | March 12 | 3-4 p.m. | 433 Latimer Hall

 College of Chemistry

The purpose of this workshop is to assist graduate students and other STROBE participants in working effectively within the context of mentoring relationships with faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates. Participants will learn about the importance of mentoring both to mentors and mentees, how to initiate mentoring relationships and keep them on track, and how to address
problems that...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: $2^k$-Selmer groups, $2^k$-class groups, and Goldfeld's conjecture

Seminar | March 12 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Alexander Smith, Harvard University

 Department of Mathematics

Take $E/\mathbb Q$ to be an elliptic curve with full rational 2-torsion (satisfying some extra technical assumptions). In this talk, we will show that $100\%$ of the quadratic twists of $E$ have rank less than two, thus proving that the BSD conjecture implies Goldfeld's conjecture in these families. To do this, we will extend Kane's distributional results on the 2-Selmer groups in these families...   More >

Political Economy Seminar

Seminar | March 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, Evans Hall 648

 Ben Olken, MIT

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

The impact of biology on genome editing

Seminar | March 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dana Carroll, The University of Utah

 College of Chemistry

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Honeycomb Structures, Edge States, and the Strong Binding Regime

Seminar | March 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Michael Weinstein, Columbia University and Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

We review recent progress on the propagation of waves for the 2D Schrödinger and Maxwell equations for media with the symmetry of a hexagonal tiling of the plane.

Basic Needs Security Mental Health Workshop

Workshop | March 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stiles Hall Conference Room (basement)

 Tova Feldmanstern, Counseling & Psychological Services

 UC Berkeley Basic Needs Security Committee

The student mental health workshop will be hosted by Tova Feldmanstern, a Staff Social Worker from Counseling & Psychological Services, who will be giving a brief presentation about mental health information and basic needs resources. Then a student panel will be sharing their personal experiences, with time at the end for questions. This will be followed by a community building space for...   More >

UROC DeCal – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)

Course | January 29 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 6-8 p.m. | 174 Barrows Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Ethnic Studies 98/198
Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18
Course Control Number (CCN): 24251

Units: 1-3 units

Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed

Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color...   More >

The Honorable J. Clifford Wallace Lecture Series: the Ups and Downs of Religious Freedom

Panel Discussion | March 12 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 295, Warren Room

 Michael W. McConnell, Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law Director, Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School

 Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law at University of California, Berkeley

 Jesse Choper, Earl Warren Professor of Public Law (Emeritus) at University of California, Berkeley

 Frederick Gedicks, Guy Anderson Chair and Professor of Law at Brigham Young University

 Stephen Sugarman, Roger J. Traynor Professor at University of California, Berkeley

 Law, Boalt School of, BYU Law

Monday, March 12, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Warren Room 295, Berkeley Law

THE HONORABLE J. CLIFFORD WALLACE LECTURE SERIES: THE UPS AND DOWNS OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Mentorship in Science: Interview with Jing Chen, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Seminar | March 13 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Jing Chen, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology; Andrew Saintsing, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in for another exciting episode of The Graduates as we speak with Jing Chen. Jing is a PhD candidate in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology studying the regulation of proteins involved in cell division. She is specifically interested in how these proteins ensure that parents are able to pass on their genetic material to offspring during sexual reproduction. In the interview, Jing...   More >

Jing Chen

Robert G. Bergman Lecture: What is a transition state, and why should I care?

Seminar | March 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Barry Carpenter, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol

 College of Chemistry

Since the early days of the development of Transition State Theory, there have been two descriptions of what a transition state (TS) is. The one that most chemists use identifies the TS with a saddle point on the potential energy surface (PES). The other is that it is a dividing surface (DS) in phase space, which reactive trajectories cross only once on their transit from reactant to product....   More >

Food Systems Policy and Communications Workshop Series 2017–18: Session 4: Using Social Media for Influencer Engagment

Workshop | March 13 | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall

 Haven Bourque, Founder, HavenBMedia

 Berkeley Food Institute

Session 4: Using Social Media for Influencer Engagement

Overview of the role of social media in the social and environmental justice movements and a training on how experts can amplify their work and engage with news cycle topics, reporters, and outlets via social media.

Featuring: Haven Bourque, HavenBMedia

 Free. RSVP online

Development Lunch: "Behavioral and market determinants of household energy efficiency in a development context"

Seminar | March 13 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Susanna Berkouwer

 Department of Economics

A Theory of Land and Electoral Violence: Evidence from Kenya

Colloquium | March 13 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Kathleen Klaus, Visiting Assistant Professor, Welsleyan University, Department of Government

 Center for African Studies

This talk presents the main theoretical chapter from my book manuscript, Claiming Land: Institutions, Narratives, and Political Violence in Kenya. The book examines an enduring puzzle in the study of electoral violence: How do elites organize violence and more so, why do ordinary citizens participate? Existing theories emphasize weak state institutions, ethnic cleavages, and the calculations of...   More >

Kathleen Klaus

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Rayna Bell: Bridges, rafts, and phenotypic diversification in the Gulf of Guinea archipelago

Seminar | March 13 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Rayna Bell (MVZ/IB Faculty Candidate)

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ/IB Faculty Search. 12:30 - 1:30 pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist know you are there for the seminar. The library is located in the rear of the Museum on the north side - follow the orange directional signs.

Impacts of Public Preschool on Income, Health and Inequality: A Life Course Model

Colloquium | March 13 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 104 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Richard Cookson, PhD, Professor, University of York

 Public Health, School of

We develop a novel general population microsimulation model of the causal pathways linking early life circumstances and skills formation to diverse later life outcomes, based on quasi-experimental evidence and recent longitudinal UK survey data (Millennium Cohort Study 2000-14, Understanding Society 2011 and 2016). We illustrate how it can evaluate the long-run costs, benefits and inequality...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Tait colorings and instanton homology (continued)

Seminar | March 13 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We'll continue to discuss the construction of the J# invariants of 3-dimensional webs and 4-dimensional foam cobordisms by Kronheimer-Mrowka.

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 13 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

 Jeffrey Vance Martin, SURF Social Science and Humanities Advisor, OURS

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to learn how to prepare human subjects protocols for a research project, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by the Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships (OURS). Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

We will go through, step by step, the things...   More >

Tripodi Workshop with Dr. Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro: Research Design to Empirically Operationalize Intersectionality

Workshop | March 13 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Social Welfare, School of

Empirical approaches to intersectionality traditionally attempt to shoehorn intersectionality as a “testable explanation” into standard positivistic methodologies. But is this the most appropriate way to incorporate intersectionality? Using fs(QCA), Dr. Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro illustrates an alternative approach to empirically operationalizing intersectionality as a research paradigm instead of...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "Knowing When to Ask: The Cost of Leaning In"

Seminar | March 13 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Christine Exley, Harvard Business School

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237/281, Macro/International Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | March 13 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Arnaud Costinot, MIT

 Department of Economics

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Control and stabilization on hyperbolic surfaces

Seminar | March 13 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Long Jin, Purdue University

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we discuss some recent results concerning the control and stabilization on a compact hyperbolic surface. In particular, we show that

the Laplace eigenfunctions have uniform lower bounds on any nonempty open set;

the linear Schrödinger equation is exactly controllable by any nonempty open set; and

the energy of solutions to the linear damped wave equation with regular...   More >

Social Impact Career Fair

Career Fair | March 13 | 3-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Career Center

Sponsored by the Career Center, come join us for the 3rd Annual Social Impact Career Fair!

Recruiters will bring information about their entry-level career, fellowship and internship positions that provide you an opportunity to have a meaningful, positive impact on the world. Recruiting all majors and degree levels!

► We expect 50+ employers representing:
• Non-profit
• Public...   More >

 This fair is open only to current enrolled UC Berkeley students and alumni who are registered for the Career Center's Alumni Advantage program (https://career.berkeley.edu/Alumni/AlumniAdv). Be sure to bring your UC Berkeley Student ID.

i4Y Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Group Speaker Series:Adolescent Development in the US and Implications for Child Marriage

Seminar | March 13 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Julianna Deardorff, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 Innovations for Youth (i4Y)

Title: Adolescent Development in the US and Implications for Child Marriage


Abstract: Advocacy efforts around child marriage are commonly centered outside of the United States. However, findings from U.S.-based research may have important implications for more effectively tackling child marriage, both domestically and globally. This talk focuses on three areas of research that are largely...   More >

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 13 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1229 Dwinelle Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, OURS

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to learn how to prepare human subjects protocols for a research project, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by the Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships (OURS). Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

We will go through, step by step, the things...   More >

Semiconducting Polymer Dots and Single-Molecule Studies of Synaptic Vesicles

Seminar | March 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Daniel Chiu, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington

 College of Chemistry

Synaptic vesicle plays a central role in neurotransmission. It is also perhaps the smallest organelle present in the cell, with a diameter of ~40nm, which makes it amendable to high-resolution single-particle and single-molecule studies. This talk will describe some of the surprising findings we made over the years about synaptic vesicles. Because single-molecule experiments depend critically on...   More >

Design Field Notes: Kal Spelletich

Seminar | March 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Kal Spelleitch, an artist who uses technology to put people back in touch with real-life experiences, will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Deformation of constant curvature conical metrics

Seminar | March 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Xuwen Zhu, Stanford

 Department of Mathematics

In this joint work with Rafe Mazzeo, we aim to understand the deformation theory of constant curvature metrics with prescribed conical singularities on a compact Riemann surface. We construct a resolution of the configuration space, and prove a new regularity result that the family of such conical metrics has a nice compactification as the cone points coalesce. This is a key ingredient of...   More >

International Alumni Career Chats (Architecture, City Planning and Urban Design)

Career Fair | March 13 | 6-7 p.m. | 305 Wurster Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Career Center

International students with majors in humanity and social science areas may face more challenging job market and hurdles with work authorization and visa requirements. Come and talk to the international alumni who graduated with the same majors as you and are working in the Bay Area.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

SOLD OUT - Local Color: A Watercolor Workshop with Mimi Robinson

Workshop | March 14 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Have you ever noticed that each place has its own distinct set of colors? This watercolor workshop explores the colors that make up The UC Botanical Garden. Through classroom and garden we will develop color palettes that reflect this remarkable place. Learn and refine your color mixing skills, and how “limited palettes” can create a wide range of subtle color.

$100, $90 members

 Sold out.

WEBINAR: Travel and Visa Renewal in 2018

Workshop | March 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Learn about what to expect when traveling abroad and re-entering the U.S. Topics include: Is it ok to travel internationally right now? What are the risks involved with travelling? When a visa stamp is needed (and when it is not), documents you need to apply for a visa, the visa application process and timelines, Security Clearances, and travel to Canada and Mexico.

Copyright and Fair Use for Digital Projects

Workshop | March 14 | 11:10 a.m.-12:40 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab, 350 Barrows Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Library

This training will help you navigate the copyright, fair use, and usage rights of including third-party content in your digital project. We will also provide an overview of your intellectual property rights as a creator and ways to license your own work.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Anne Yoder: From speciation, to sensory biology, to translational biomedicine: My journey with the mouse lemur as an emerging genetic model organism

Seminar | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Anne Yoder (MVZ Student Invited Speaker)

 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 >

Bridging the Gap Between the Petri Dish and the Patient: Integrative Approaches to Put Disease in Context

Seminar | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Stephanie Fraley, University of California, San Diego

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Technological advances continue to accentuate the fact that biological knowledge is highly context and time dependent. It is now clear that in vitro model systems, which are necessary for studying the molecular mechanisms of disease, fail to represent many critical pathophysiological features of human disease. Thus, findings from in vitro studies rarely translate directly into impact for...   More >

The contribution of drug-related deaths to the US disadvantage in mortality: Magali Barbieri, UC Berkeley/INED

Colloquium | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Magali Barbieri, Professor, UC Berkeley/INED

 Population Science, Department of Demography

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.

Non-Invasive Bladder Volume Sensing for Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction Management: CITRIS Spring 2018 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Eric A. Kurzrock, Professor of Urology, UC Davis

 Soheil Ghiasi, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

We will develop machine learning algorithms to identify patterns in light absorption maps generated by the sensor array, and to personalize the alert to better match individual patient’s body characteristics and preferences. Extensive empirical studies with bladder replicas, swine bladder and healthy human volunteers will be carried out.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Chemical Intelligence of Fungi"

Seminar | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Nancy Keller, University of Wisconsin - Madison

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

My research focus lies in genetically dissecting those aspects of Aspergillus spp. that render them potent pathogens and superb natural product machines. We are interested in elucidating the mechanism of fungal sporulation and host/pathogen interactions; processes intimately linked to secondary metabolite (e.g. mycotoxin) production.

The Persistence of Gender Inequality from Interpersonal and Intergroup Perspectives

Colloquium | March 14 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Laura Kray, Professor, Haas School of Business

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Laura Kray will weigh evidence in support of a popular explanation for women’s lesser outcomes in pay and career advancement—the belief that women are poor advocates for themselves.

Sound meditation for Sleep (BEUHS057)

Workshop | March 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Melissa Felsenstein, Inner Sounds Yoga

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Experience the powerful effects of live sound during this special, free sound meditation. Learn how sound can be used as therapy to help reduce stress, release tension, balance the nervous system, and encourage healthier sleep. Feel a deeper sense of relaxation and renewal as you are immersed in tone and vibration of quartz crystal bowls and other instruments.

Participants have reported...   More >

  Register online

Employment Issues in Agriculture

Workshop | March 14 | 1-5 p.m. |  2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

The aim of this workshop is to explore employment issues in Californian agriculture. This workshop aims at approaching the broad theme of employment issues in Californian agriculture from different perspectives, by focusing on the following: i) low wage jobs in agriculture; ii) discrimination at work; ii) immigration reform; and iii) attempts to make agriculture more sustainable. These approaches...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Rigidity and flexibility for discrete subgroups of semisimple Lie groups

Seminar | March 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Beatrice Pozzetti, University of Heidelberg

 Department of Mathematics

After introducing semisimple Lie groups as groups of isometries of symmetric spaces, I will give a panorama on some classical results about their discrete subgroups. On the one hand, I will discuss Mostow rigidity and Margulis superrigidity, on the other I will discuss how the Teichmuller space gives examples of flexible subgroups of Lie groups, as well as bending constructions.

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: The relative Drinfeld commutant of a fusion category and alpha-induction

Seminar | March 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Yasuyuki Kawahigashi, University of Tokyo

 Department of Mathematics

We establish a correspondence among simple objects of the relative commutant of a full fusion subcategory in a larger fusion category in the sense of Drinfeld, irreducible half-braidings of objects in the larger fusion category with respect to the fusion subcategory, and minimal central projections in the relative tube algebra. Based on this, we explicitly compute certain relative Drinfeld...   More >

Feminism and Politics in 1980s Britain

Workshop | March 14 | 2-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Stephen Brooke, York University; Judith Walkowitz, Johns Hopkins University; Sarah Stoller, UC Berkeley; Christopher Lawson, UC Berkeley

 James Vernon, UC Berkeley; Tehila Sasson, Emory University

 Department of History, Center for British Studies

This afternoon workshop will be structured around discussions of work-in-progress that are helping us to rethink the nature of feminism and the political culture of 1980s Britain. Papers will be pre-circulated electronically and each presenter will have 10-15 minutes to talk about them before opening up to discussion.

  RSVP by emailing ctrbs@berkeley.edu

Genre Awareness and Analysis: A Strategic Tool for Language Learning

Workshop | March 14 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Greta Vollmer, Professor Emerita, English & Applied Linguistics, Sonoma State University

 Berkeley Language Center

Students studying foreign languages often struggle to produce texts whose forms, purposes and linguistic features are unfamiliar or unclear to them. How can we - as instructors - help them understand the key genres of a foreign language, as well as the linguistic choices and cultural expectations that shape them? This session will offer an activity-based introduction to "genre-based pedagogy,”...   More >

Random walk on the Heisenberg group

Seminar | March 14 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Persi Diaconis, Stanford University

 Department of Statistics

The Heisenberg group ( 3 by 3 upper-triangular matrices with entries in a ring) is a venerable mathematical object. Simple random walk picks one of the bottom two rows at random and adds or substracts it from the row above.
I will use Fourier analysis to get sharp results about the long term behavior. For entries in integers mod n, the walk converges to uniform after order n squared steps

Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean

Colloquium | March 14 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Peter James Hudson, University of California Los Angeles

 Department of Geography

From the end of the nineteenth century until the onset of the Great Depression, Wall Street embarked on a stunning, unprecedented, and often bloody period of international expansion in the Caribbean. The precursors to institutions like Citibank and JPMorgan Chase, as well as a host of long-gone and lesser-known financial entities, sought to control banking, trade, and finance in the region. In...   More >

Protecting the genome of mitotic and meiotic cells by homologous recombination

Seminar | March 14 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Maria Jasin, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Ethnographic films by Director-cinematographer Xiangchen Liu

Colloquium | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. |  1995 University Avenue, fifth floor

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 Xiangchen Liu, independent filmmaker

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Mongolian Initiative

Zul (documentary, 57 minutes)
The Mongolians in Bayanbulug Area, believers of Tibetan Buddhism, make a lengthy journey through ridges and passes to reach their winter pasture deep inside Mount Tianshan. There, while being isolated for 5 months by storm and snow, people celebrate Zul, the Lamp Lighting Festival on the 25th of October on the lunar calendar each year. On this Day of Death of...   More >

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Manager and Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to learn how to prepare human subjects protocols for a research project, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by the Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships (OURS). Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

We will go through, step by step, the things...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Andy Jones: Rational Numbers: Improving the Usability of Science for a Climate Resilient Society

Colloquium | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Andy Jones, Research Scientist, Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Energy and Resources Group

Many of the scientific data products available to decision-makers were not produced with their needs in mind and lack credibility information that could be used to guide the use of certain data products for specific applications. Dr. Jones will describe two lines of research aimed at addressing this gap

Mediation analysis for count and zero-inflated count data

Seminar | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Jing Cheng, UCSF

 Department of Statistics

In health studies, the outcome is often a count or zero-inflated (ZI) count such as the number of decayed, missing and filled teeth (dmft) or surfaces (dmfs); many subjects have zeros because they have not had any cavities. To aid in understanding the underlying mechanisms of diseases and treatments, we developed a series of statistical methods for mediation analyses specifically for count or ZI...   More >

Individualizing Healthcare with Machine Learning

Seminar | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 Soda Hall - HP Auditorium

 Suchi Saria, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will begin by introducing the types of health data currently being collected and the challenges associated with learning models from these data.

Microhydrodynamics of Ellipsoidal Particles

Colloquium | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Sangtae Kim, Purdue University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

The ellipsoid (along with its degenerate forms) is the workhorse in classical models that capture the role of nonspherical particle shapes in multiphase suspensions and composite materials. The utility of these models in many branches of science have forced generations of students to master the mathematics of elliptic integrals and related functions. And yet for over a half-century we have known...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Maximal Representations

Seminar | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Beatrice Pozzetti, University of Heidelberg

 Department of Mathematics

An important application of bounded cohomology is the theory of maximal representations: a class of exceptionally well behaved homomorphisms of fundamental groups of Kaehler manifolds (most notably fundamental groups of surfaces and finite volume ball quotients) in Hermitian Lie groups (as Sp(2n,R) or SU(p,q)). I will discuss recent rigidity results for maximal representations of fundamental...   More >

Seminar 211, Economic History: Pricing Uncertainty Induced by Climate Change

Seminar | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Lars Peter Hansen, University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

Note change in time. Joint with Departmental Seminar.

City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965

Colloquium | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Hearst Memorial Mining Building, Room 290

 Kelly Lytle Hernandez, Associate Professor, History and African American Studies and Interim Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, UCLA

 Eric Henderson, Policy Associate, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

 Center for Research on Social Change, Department of History, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor

Los Angeles incarcerates more people than any other city in the United States, which imprisons more people than any other nation on Earth. In this talk based on her new book, historian Kelly Lytle Hernández explains how the City of Angels became the capital city of the world’s leading incarcerator.

Los Angeles incarcerates more people than any other city in the United States, which imprisons more people than any other nation on Earth. This book explains how the City of Angels became the capital city of the world’s leading incarcerator. Marshali

Applied Math Seminar: Modeling and simulation of plasmons in 2D materials

Seminar | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Mitchell Luskin, University of Minnesota

 Department of Mathematics

The manipulation of the electronic structure of low-dimensional materials has recently been the subject of active research with applications in spintronics, quantum information processing, energy storage, and novel composites. In particular, the electric conductivity of atomically thick materials such as graphene and black phosphorous yields an effective complex permittivity with a negative real...   More >

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: "Pricing Uncertainty Induced by Climate Change"

Seminar | March 14 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Lars Peter Hansen, University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

Climate science documents uncertainty induced by different emission scenarios, alternative models, and ambiguous physical interactions. Moreover, for some purposes, it constructs tractable approximations to initially complex models. To engage in credible policy analysis requires that we acknowledge and confront the limits to our understanding of dynamic mechanisms by which human inputs impact the...   More >

Basic Needs Security Fitness Workshop: Nutrition Week

Workshop | March 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stiles Hall Conference Room (basement)

 Alvin Yu, UC Berkeley Basic Needs Security Committee

 UC Berkeley Basic Needs Security Committee

The Fitness Workshop will be hosted by BNS member, Alvin Yu. The purpose of our workshop is to provide motivation and inspiration to those tentative about working out or who could use some direction in beginning exercise. We plan to have a fun, interactive environment in which participants listen to Berkeley students with different interests in fitness (running, pilates, taekwondo, IM sports),...   More >

Women in Intellectual Life Conversation: Woman and Power

Panel Discussion | March 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

This conversation and the next one (on April 13) will focus on "Women and Knowledge"--the creating of knowledge (aesthetic and scholarly), the learning of knowledge (how do we women learn and why do we do so), the conveying of knowledge (pedagogical practices).

Poulomi Saha, Kathleen Donegan, Katie Bondy, and Jane Hu will provide a few opening remarks, and the conversation will develop from...   More >

It’s not personal: Why being happy should be one of your explicit professional goals

Seminar | March 14 | 6-7 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Troy Lionberger, Senior Manager of Technology Development at Berkeley Lights

 Thriving in Science

As scientists, we are trained to think of our science as a deterministic process. We organize our research following the scientific method, execute experiments to the best of our abilities, and the honest truth is that most of our professional lives will be spent encountering failure. How we deal with failure (an unavoidable part of the scientific process) is what will ultimately determine...   More >

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Identifying Energy Transfers in Motors and Generators (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 15 | 8-9:30 a.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Dissect a motor, identify its components, and make claims about the phenomenon of energy transfer in the new FOSS Next Generation Electromagnetic Force Course for middle school. Compare the motor components to those of a generator and consider sustainability of energy sources. Identify connections to the three dimensions of NGSS.

  Register online

Wave Properties and Information Technologies (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 15 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Engage in activities using lasers and optical fibers in the new FOSS Next Generation Waves Course for middle school. Explore the phenomena of refraction and reflection that allow information transfer by fiber optic technology, and identify connections to the three dimensions of NGSS.

  Register online

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | March 15 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Eduardo Davila, NYU

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Cu homeostasis in Chlamydomonas, handling economy to excess

Seminar | March 15 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Sabeeha Merchant, University of California, Los Angeles

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Sense-Making through Modeling, Argumentation, and Explanations in Grades K-5 (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Investigate phenomena and experience how students create models, construct explanations, and engage in argumentation from evidence in FOSS lessons. Explore how these NGSS science and engineering practices are integrated and reinforce each other to enhance student learning. Leave with instructional strategies to support student sense making.

  Register online

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | March 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Dominic Rohner, Lausanne

 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 >

2018 ESPM Seminar Series - Jens Stevens

Seminar | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

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

Jens Stevens of the Stephens Lab will be sharing his lecture "Stand-replacing fire in California's conifer forests: spatial scale and why it matters"

Coffee will be served at 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall.
**in an effort to reduce waste, please bring your reusable mug!**

This event is open to the public.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: A Credit Risk Framework With Jumps and Stochastic Volatility

Seminar | March 15 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Alec Kercheval, Florida State University

 Center for Risk Management Research

The jump threshold perspective is a view of credit risk in which the event of default corresponds to the first time a stock's log price experiences a downward jump exceeding a certain threshold size. We will describe and motivate this perspective and show that we may obtain explicit formulas for default probabilities and credit default swaps, even when the stock has stochastic volatility, the...   More >

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 15 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Jeffrey Vance Martin, SURF Social Science and Humanities Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to learn how to prepare human subjects protocols for a research project, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by the Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships (OURS). Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

We will go through, step by step, the things...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Information Frictions and Consumer Financial Regulation

Seminar | March 15 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Sheisha Kulkarni, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Ten Minutes to Improving Science Achievement (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The word “assessment” can strike fear into the hearts of teachers and students. Join FOSS developers to learn how assessment can be transformed into an integrated teaching tool that both teachers and students grades 3–8 embrace to create a classroom culture that motivates effort and growth mindset to improve learning.

  Register online

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

FOSS for All Students—Access and Equity (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Providing equitable learning opportunities forall students requires knowing the curriculum, understanding the diverse needsof your students, and responding effectively to those needs. Join us for a closer look at how the FOSS program provides both universal access andtargeted instruction for your most vulnerable students.

  Register online

Alloy Design-for-Reuse: Continuous Damage Resistance via Structural Resetting

Seminar | March 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Professor C. Cem Tasan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Metals are poor at self-repair due to the ambient temperature sluggishness of transformations compared to, e.g., polymers. On the other hand, they respond well to non-autonomous repair
treatments aimed at macroscopic discontinuities (see, for example, repair of bridge steel cracks, worn turbine blades, forging of casting defects, etc.). This forgiving nature of metals, however, has not been...   More >

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Identification of and Correction for Publication Bias"

Seminar | March 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Isaiah Andrews, MIT

 Department of Economics

The Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Strategy in Australia: what works, what doesn’t, and why?

Colloquium | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 510A IEAS Fifth Floor Conference Room

 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 John Fitzgerald, Professor Emeritus in the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne and Immediate Past President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities based in Canberra

 Xiao Qiang, School of Information, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The resignation of Senator Sam Dastyari from the Australian Senate in December 2017 captured international attention. Senator Dastyari embarrassed his Labor Party colleagues once too often by his eagerness to please Beijing through his fund-raising activities, his public speeches, his policy preferences, his financial indiscretions and his apparent disregard for national security. Domestically,...   More >

Protesting Precarity in South Korea: Space, Infrastructure, and the Politics of the Body

Colloquium | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Jennifer Jihye Chun, University of Toronto

 John Lie, UC Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

This talk draws upon field research conducted over the past decade to examine how and how under what conditions public cultures of protest flourish among South Korean workers in their struggles against ongoing employment precaritization and the intensification of capitalist inequality.

Imaging the Invisible

Seminar | March 15 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall

 Katherine Bouman, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Institute for Astrophysics

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Imaging plays a critical role in advancing science. However, traditional imaging approaches are reaching observational limits. In this talk I discuss how combining ideas from physics, signal processing, and machine learning has allowed us to transcend these limits in order to see people moving behind walls and take the first picture of a black hole.

FOSS for All Students—Access and Equity (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Providing equitable learning opportunities for all students requires knowing the curriculum, understanding the diverse needs of your students, and responding effectively to those needs. Join us for a closer look at how the FOSS program provides both universal access and targeted instruction for your most vulnerable students.

  Register online

Closing the Loop on Social Communication: From Circuits to Behavior and Back Again

Seminar | March 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 **Mala Murthy**, Princeton University | Princeton Neuroscience Institute

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Is the Alt-Right Collapsing?​

Colloquium | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 George Hawley, Assistant Professor of Political Science, The University of Alabama

 Center for Right-Wing Studies

In 2015 and 2016, the so-called Alt-Right – the latest iteration of the American white nationalist movement – experienced exponential growth. In 2017, it made headlines across the globe. Some feared it represented a serious threat to racial progress and even American democracy. However, the Alt-Right has also faced extraordinary setbacks, and it is not clear that it will even continue existing as...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Groups, probability and representations

Colloquium | March 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Aner Shalev, Hebrew University

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss recent results demonstrating interplay between group theory, probability and representation theory. These include:

1. a proof of conjectures of Gowers and Viola on mixing and communication complexity;

2. non-commutative Waring problems (joint work with Guralnick, Liebeck, O'Brien and Tiep extending classical theorems of Burnside and of Feit-Thompson);

3. a probabilistic Tits...   More >

FOSS for All Students—Access and Equity (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Providing equitable learning opportunities forall students requires knowing the curriculum, understanding the diverse needsof your students, and responding effectively to those needs. Join us for a closer look at how the FOSS program provides both universal access andtargeted instruction for your most vulnerable students.

  Register online

Radicalizing Feminisms / Practice as Theory: A Workshop with Marta Dillon, Zeynep Gambetti, Cecilia Palmeiro, and Özlem Yasak; Moderated by Natalia Brizuela

Workshop | March 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stephens Lounge

 Marta Dillon, Independent journalist, writer, and activist; Zeynep Gambetti, Professor of Political Theory, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul; Cecilia Palmeiro, Professor of Contemporary Latin American Studies, NYU Buenos Aires; Özlem Yasak, Activist and scholar

 Natalia Brizuela, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Literature & Culture, UC Berkeley

 The Program in Critical Theory, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs

This event brings together key players in the current and renewed wave of feminism in the Global South. Each of the participants will give a ten-minute presentation touching upon what they see as the most urgent matters at hand, followed by a discussion of political strategies in their respective geographies. By connecting recent Argentine and Turkish/Kurdish practices of grassroots organizing...   More >

Intro to California Taxes

Workshop | March 15 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

A representative from the California Tax Franchise Board will present on how to determine your California state tax residency and complete your nonresident alien tax forms. Collect your tax report forms (W-2 and/or 1042-S forms and/or 1099) and follow along as they take you through a step-by- step example for filing your state tax return.

*Complete your federal tax return via GTP before...   More >

Development and Diet: A Global Look at Malnutrition

Panel Discussion | March 15 | 7-9 p.m. | 182 Dwinelle Hall

 Amy Block Joy, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus/Nutritional Sciences Specialist, UC Davis Nutritional Sciences Department; Marian Roan, MPH, Pediatric Dietitian, Oakland Children's Hospital; Nadia Diamond-Smith, Assistant Professor, UCSF Global Health Studies

 GlobeMed at Berkeley

Join GlobeMed at Berkeley for an informative and panel discussion about malnutrition and development work in a global context! This is a great event to learn directly from experts in the field of nutrition and network amongst others interested in this issue. Light refreshments will be provided.