<< Week of November 12 >>

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Trees and Tones - Wooden Instrument Traditions: Sitars and Tamburas

Presentation | November 11 | 4-6:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Learn all about sitars and tamburas with instrument maker J. Scott Hackleman. For over 40 years Scott has been studying sitar, travelling to India, and making and repairing hundreds of Indian instruments for artists all over the world. This talk will be accompanied by sitar, tambura, and tabla performances.

$40 / $35 UCBG Members / $20 student

  Register online or or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Monday, November 12, 2018

Tana Quartet

Colloquium | November 12 |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

TIME TBA

Tana invented the quartet of the twenty first century. The are audacious, pioneers and precursors. Tana foresee the new sounds of the modern string quartet.



Recognized by The Guardian as "impeccable players", the quartet is a recipient of an array of international awards, from the Pro Quartet - CEMC Foundation in Paris, the Verbier Festival Academy and the Union of Belgian...   More >

Seminar 231, Public Finance: Holiday

Seminar | November 12 |  Evans Hall | Canceled

 Department of Economics

Nordic Food Policy Lunch

Panel Discussion | November 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Haas School of Business, N340 Chou Hall

 Afton Halloran, The Solutions Menu

 Center for Responsible Business

For the first time, the most innovative food policy solutions in the Nordic Region have been brought together in a single document. The Solutions Menu includes 24 policies that aim to change food consumption and intends to inspire new and robust policy responses to the societal and environmental challenges caused by our current food systems.The Solutions Menu is produced by the Nordic Food Policy...   More >

The Science and Practice of Mindfulness: An Introductory Workshop

Workshop | November 12 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This workshop has been designed to give you a practical introduction to the science and practice of mindfulness, with a focus specifically on how you can integrate these practices into the busyness of everyday life. These three hours are packed with a variety of foundational practices, exercises, and concepts that Joshua has carefully selected to help you deal with stress and enhance well-being.

$30 / $25 UCBG Member / $15 student

  Register online

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: Holiday (No Meeting)

Seminar | November 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

Seminar 271, Development: No Seminar.

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

 Department of Economics

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Earth Writing: ISAS Faculty Workshop led by Prof. Sharad Chari

Workshop | November 13 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Lenore Manderson, Public Health and Medical Anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Sumathi Ramaswamy, James B. Duke Professor of History and International Comparative Studies, Duke University; Amita Baviskar, Sociology, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi; Kath Weston, Anthropology, University of Virginia; Geeta Patel, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Virginia

 Sharad Chari, Geography, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Geography, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Alan Dundes Distinguished Chair in Folklore

In our time of unprecedented instrumentalization and transformation of earthly and worldly processes, from the scale of the body to the planet, the Earth-Writing Symposium returns to the question of ‘geography’ as the praxis of ‘Earth-writing.’ Attention to the ‘graphia’ in ‘geography’ points us to a variety of forms of writing or inscription with, through or alongside material, earthly or...   More >

November Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | November 13 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

Industry-UCB-UEC Workshop 2018 (IUUWS 2018)

Conference/Symposium | November 13 | 10 a.m.-5:40 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Workshop Day 1: November 13 (Tues)

10:00 -10:30 Registration

10:30 -10:35 Opening Address:
Prof. Kazuo UCHIDA, Executive Committee Chairman of IUUWS
Department of Computer and Network Engineering, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, UEC

10:35 -10:45 Welcome Speech:
Prof. Masayoshi TOMIZUKA
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Dean of...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Putting the 'I' in IPO

Seminar | November 13 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Chi Zhang, Kamyar Kaviani, Nikita Vemuri, and Simon Walter, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

As an alternative to traditional loans, young people could issue securities that pay dividends that depend on their future financial success in life. This type of a personal IPO is especially desirable for young people, who for example may need money for a college education, because it allows them to shift the risk of repayment to investors who bet on their future success, unlike in a traditional...   More >

Student Hosted Colloquium: Peering into the Lipid World

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

 Neal Devaraj, Department of Chemistry, UC San Diego

 College of Chemistry

Lipids remain one of the most enigmatic classes of biological molecules. Lipids were likely one of the first components necessary for life, yet our understanding of how lipid membranes could have arisen spontaneously is a mystery. Human cells produce thousands of unique lipid species, but the purpose for such diversity remains unknown. Dysregulation of lipid metabolism is a key factor in some of...   More >

Could It Happen Here? Canada in the Age of Trump and Brexit

Colloquium | November 13 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Moses Hall

 Michael Adams, https://www.environicsinstitute.org/michael-adams

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

From award-winning author Michael Adams, Could It Happen Here? draws on groundbreaking new social research to show whether Canadian society is at risk of the populist forces afflicting other parts of the world.

Americans elected Donald Trump. Britons opted to leave the European Union. Far-right, populist politicians channeling anger at out-of-touch “elites” are gaining ground across Europe. In...   More >

GUH Lecture: Neutralizing Poverty: Governing Homelessness in San Francisco

Colloquium | November 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Since the 1980s anti-homeless laws criminalizing sleeping, sitting, and panhandling in public spaces have increased across the US and abroad, with the most rapid rise occurring in the past decade.  While legal studies have tracked the spread of these...    More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "A New Keynesian Model with Wealth in the Utility Function"

Presentation | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Emmanuel Saez, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by November 8.

Neutralizing Poverty: Governing Homelessness in San Francisco

Colloquium | November 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Global Urban Humanities

Since the 1980s anti-homeless laws criminalizing sleeping, sitting, and panhandling in public spaces have increased across the US and abroad, with the most rapid rise occurring in the past decade.  While legal studies have tracked the spread of these laws, we know very little about their on-the-ground implementation, impact on the unhoused, or role in the broader reproduction of poverty and...   More >

Using Machine Learning to Understand Physician Decisions

Colloquium | November 13 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 1205 Berkeley Way West

 Ziad Obermeyer

 Public Health, School of

As the complexity of patients and the health care system grows, the human mind struggles to keep pace. Even with perfect incentives, medical decision making is maddeningly difficult, and it’s not surprising that doctors get many of these decisions wrong—with the end result of low-value care. Machine learning can help improve decision making in health care. I’ll present results suggesting that...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Tait colorings and foams

Seminar | November 13 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

We'll continue to discuss Kronheimer and Mrowka's invariant $J^\sharp (G,\Gamma )$ for planar webs $G$, and show that it is spanned by foams with appropriate coefficients.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): On the problem of interacting bodies (Part I)

Seminar | November 13 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Nima Moini, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The state of a system in the low density limit should be described (at the statistical level) by the kinetic density, i.e. by the probability of finding a particle with position x and velocity v at time t. This density is expected to evolve under both the effects of transport and binary elastic collisions, which are expressed in the Boltzmann equation. The Cauchy problem for this equation is...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: The Chordal Loewner Equation and Monotone Probability Theory

Seminar | November 13 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Ian Charlesworth, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will present recent work of Schleißinger and its connections with monotone probability theory. In 2004, O. Bauer interpreted the chordal Loewner equations as the non-autonomous versions of evolution equations for semigroups in monotone and anti-monotone probability theory. We also look at the corresponding equation for free probability theory.

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

Workshop | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 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 >

Why Autonomy is Hard

Seminar | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306

 Dr. Brandon Basso, Director of Autonomy at Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), UBER

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Dr Brandon Basso is a former UC Berkeley graduate from the ME department and the Director of Autonomy at Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG). In this talk he will give an overview of the autonomous car program at UBER and focus on the challenges associated to delivering safe autonomous cars.

BIOGRAPHY
Brandon Basso is a Director of Autonomy at Uber Advanced Technologies Group...   More >

Recent Advances in Biomedical Surface Analysis: Proteins and Nanoparticles

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

 David G. Castner, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

 College of Chemistry

Surface analysts have benefited from the significant and numerous advances that have occurred in the past 40 years in terms of improved instrumentation, introduction of new techniques and development of sophisticated data analysis methods, which has allowed us to perform detailed analysis of increasing complex samples. For example, comprehensive analysis of surfaces and surface immobilized...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​CANCELLED

Seminar | November 13 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 CANCELLED

 Department of Economics

Summary Execution: The Seattle Assassinations of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes: Book Talk with Michael Withey

Reading - Nonfiction | November 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 Human rights lawyer Michael Withey

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes were Filipino American labor activists and officers of ILWU Local 37 who were murdered in their Seattle union office in 1981. Mike Withey, lead attorney on the case, demonstrates in his book the legal twists and turns of citing the Philippine government as the culprit.

“Some lawyers shamelessly seek attention. And some lawyers deserve attention because they...   More >

International Student Career Success Series: No Offer Yet. Now What?

Workshop | November 13 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room

 Career Center

Tried applying for positions in Handshake, the career fairs and other activities you should through this recruiting season but still not getting anything? Or are you just getting started with your job/internship search at this time? Come and learn the tips, strategies, and resources for job/internship search at this time of year. And yes, networking during Thanksgiving week is one of...   More >

Women Who Lead: A Storytelling Salon

Panel Discussion | November 13 | 6-9 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association's The Berkeley Network, and the Berkeley Haas Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership proudly present this year's Alumnae Career Advancement event - WOMEN WHO LEAD: A STORYTELLING SALON.
Join us for a panel of notable business women as they tell personal stories, offer life hacks, share their wisdom on the topics of leadership, career, and inclusion.
Moderated by...   More >

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Career Series: Environmental Lawyers of Color

Seminar | November 13 | 6-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Suite # 220

 Professor Roger Lin, UC Berkeley Boalt School of Law; Luna Martinez, Law Student at Boalt School of Law; Candice Youngblood, Law Student at Boalt School of Law; Eddie Ahn, Executive Director, Brightline Defense

 Student Environmental Resource Center, Multicultural Community Center

Join us in discussing the challenges and opportunities for people of color in enrolling and getting into Law school. Additionally, we will have a dialogue on the role lawyers have in supporting grassroots environmental justice movements.

Respect + Rebellion: A Purple America

Panel Discussion | November 13 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Berny and Geston, Respect + Rebellion

 Bridge USA

In a time when blue and red seem so divided, two people with very similar backgrounds but divergent political beliefs prove that friendship is possible and raise hopes for a Purple America. Join BridgeUSA in welcoming Berny and Geston, a Democratic pastor and Republican politician respectively, as they discuss issues such as:

1. Immigration laws
2. Stand Your Ground Laws vs Consitutional...   More >

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Basic Needs Security Expert Panel

Panel Discussion | November 14 |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

The Basic Needs Security Panel is co-hosted by the UC Berkeley Basic Needs Security Committee and Cal Alumni Student Association. The primary goal for this event is to help BNS facilitate a discussion between a panel of experts from Senator Barbara Lee's office, the Nutrition Policy Institute, and the BNS Committee on the following topic: "What are some of the institutional factors that...   More >

Industry-UCB-UEC Workshop 2018 (IUUWS 2018)

Conference/Symposium | November 14 | 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Workshop Day 1: November 13 (Tues)

10:00 -10:30 Registration

10:30 -10:35 Opening Address:
Prof. Kazuo UCHIDA, Executive Committee Chairman of IUUWS
Department of Computer and Network Engineering, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, UEC

10:35 -10:45 Welcome Speech:
Prof. Masayoshi TOMIZUKA
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Dean of...   More >

Using Social Networks to Estimate Adult Mortality: Dennis Feehan, UC Berkeley

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

 Dennis Feehan, Professor, Department of Demography, UC Berkeley

 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.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Phred Benham: Colonization of and adaptation to tidal marshes in the Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)

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

 Phred Benham

 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 >

Wesley Valdes on "Times, they are a Changin ... Healthcare and the Connected Consumer": CITRIS Research Exchange

Conference/Symposium | November 14 | 12-1 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the speaker:
Dr. Valdes is coming on board at UC Davis Health to fill a role as the Principal Architect for Digital Health and as the Medical Director for Outpatient Telehealth Services. Dr. Valdes is an internal medicine physician trained in treating chronic wounds and tissue repair and will staff the new outpatient chronic wound clinic. Dr. Valdes enjoys watching trends in the tech...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Hotwired Life: Biophysical Studies of Microbial Extracellular Electron Conduits"

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

 Moh El-Naggar, University of Southern California

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

El-Naggar leads the NanoBio Lab, which focuses on the fundamentals, implications, and technological applications of biological charge transfer, using environmental microbes as model systems. This is a highly interdisciplinary area, drawing from the toolboxes of nanoscience, condensed matter physics, electrochemistry, and environmental microbiology.

The Epistemology of Overconfidence: On the difficulty of being both wrong and knowing it

Colloquium | November 14 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Don Moore, Professor, BerkeleyHaas

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

In this talk, I begin by distinguishing three forms of overconfidence: overestimation, overplacement, and overprecision. Of these, overprecision (inflated confidence in the accuracy of our knowledge or predictions) is the most robust and least understood. I document its role in self-assessment, test performance, and macroeconomic forecasts. This leads to an epistemological exploration regarding...   More >

Presumptions and Precarity: probing electricity infrastructure in Unguja, Tanzania

Colloquium | November 14 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Veronica Jacome, PhD Candidate, Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

"Modern energy for all", a broad initiative to connect poor populations to the electric grid, is generally thought to lead to reductions in poverty-induced vulnerabilities and is considered a primary strategy for meeting development goals. Indeed the main push for electrification projects in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) rests on the connection between the lack of electricity connections in SSA, and...   More >

Vero Jacome in Tanzania

Haas Innovation Seminar

Seminar | November 14 | 12:30-2 p.m. | C320 Cheit Hall

 Danielle Li, MIT

 Haas School of Business

A Conversation with David Vladeck

Colloquium | November 14 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 110

 David Vladeck, Georgetown Law

 Consumer Advocacy and Protection Society, American Constitution Society, Civil Justice Research Initiative, Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

Please join us as we host David Vladeck,
former Director of the FTC’s Bureau of
Consumer Protection under the Obama
Administration. Mr Vladeck will discuss:
the future of consumer protection and
antitrust law, unfair and deceptive acts
and practices, privacy and data security,
and more.

David Vladeck, Former Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | November 14 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

A Conversation Across the Divide: David French and Erwin Chemerinsky Discuss the National Climate

Panel Discussion | November 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 David French, Senior Fellow, National Review Institute; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Berkeley Law

 Office of Chancellor

We are thrilled to welcome students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends of the campus to the second event in the Conversations Across the Divide speaker series we are continuing to host this year. You can view the first in this series between Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor and Carmel P. Friesen Chair in Public Policy and former Secretary of Labor and Stephen Moore, Distinguished Visiting...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Background for research talk

Seminar | November 14 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Lev Tovstopyat-Nelip, Boston College

 Department of Mathematics

I will review the background material for the research talk, and explain its place in low-dimensional topology.

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Internal waves for (linearized) fluids and 0th order pseudodifferental operators

Seminar | November 14 | 2:40-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Maciej Zworski, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Colin de Verdière and Saint-Raymond have recently found a fascinating connection between modeling of internal waves in stratified fluids and spectral theory of 0th order pseudodifferential operators on compact manifolds. The purpose of this talk is to show how a version of their results follows from the now standard radial estimates for pseudodifferential operators and some results about...   More >

Unimodular uniformization and random walks

Seminar | November 14 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 James R. Lee, University of Washington

 Department of Statistics

Consider deforming the path metric of a unimodular random graph by a (unimodular) reweighting of its vertices. In many instances, a well-chosen change of metric can be used to study the spectral measure, estimate the heat kernel, and bound the speed of the random walk. Even for extensively studied models like random planar maps (e.g., the uniform infinite planar triangulation) and critical...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: $p$-adic Hodge theory

Seminar | November 14 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Koji Shimizu and Joe Stahl, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss comparisons with $p$-adic Hodge theory

Berkeley ACM A.M. Turing Laureate Lecture: Game Theory in Auction and Blockchain with Andrew Yao

Colloquium | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Tsinghua Univeristy, Beijing

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Game theory has provided a mathematical framework for addressing issues in many domains, including economics and distributed computing systems. In recent years the rise of novel commercial infrastructure, such as electronic auction (for on-line ads) and blockchain, has led to many new interdisciplinary studies involving algorithmic games. In this talk we discuss some recent work from this...   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Gelfand-Tsetlin theory for Galois algebras

Seminar | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Vyacheslav Futorny, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

 Department of Mathematics

Galois algebras is an important class of algebras with invariant skew group structure that allow an effective study of their Gelfand-Tsetlin representations. We will give an overview of recent advances based on joint results with D. Grantcharov, E. Ramirez, P. Zadunaisky and J. Zhang.

ERG Colloquium: Bri-Mathias Hodge: Designing a Sustainable and Reliable Future: Simulating Next Generation Energy Systems

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

 Bri-Mathias Hodge, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

 Energy and Resources Group

This talk focuses on the challenges of renewable energy integration and the simulation methods and data being developed to help design future low-cost highly reliable interconnected energy systems.

"Molecular Simulations of the Coordination Environment of Metal-Organic Frameworks"/"Cutting Materials in Half: A Graph Theory Approach for Generating Crystal Surfaces and Its Prediction of 2D Zeolites"

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

 Sudabeh Jawahery, Ph.D. student in the Smit Group; Matthew Witman, Ph.D. student in the Smit Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Condition Number Analysis of Logistic Regression, and its Implications for Standard First-Order Solution Methods

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

 Paul Grigas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Logistic regression is one of the most popular methods in binary classification, wherein estimation of model parameters is carried out by solving the maximum likelihood (ML) optimization problem, and the ML estimator is defined to be the optimal solution of this problem. It is well known that the ML estimator exists when the data is non-separable, but fails to exist when the data is separable....   More >

Designing a Sustainable and Reliable Future: Simulating Next Generation Energy Systems

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

 Bri-Mathias Hodge, University of Colorado, Boulder

 Energy and Resources Group

Power systems worldwide are changing rapidly in the face of the global challenge of decarbonization and the subsequent addition of more distributed and variable renewable energy sources. Since the power system is enormous in scale, has very long investment horizons, and stringent reliability requirements, changes to the system need to be thoroughly validated through computational simulations...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): The transverse invariant and braid dynamics

Seminar | November 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Lev Tovstopyat-Nelip, Boston College

 Department of Mathematics

Let \(K\) be a link braided about an open book \((B,p)\) supporting a contact manifold \((Y,\xi )\). \(K\) and \(B\) are naturally transverse links. We prove that the hat version of the transverse link invariant defined by Baldwin, Vela-Vick and Vertesi is non-zero for the union of \(K\) with \(B\). As an application, we prove that the transverse invariant of any braid having fractional Dehn...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Determination of space-time structures from gravitational perturbations

Seminar | November 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Yiran Wang, Stanford

 Department of Mathematics

We consider inverse problems for the Einstein equations with source fields. The problem we are interested in is to determine space-time structures e.g. topological, differentiable structures of the manifold and the Lorentzian metric, by generating small gravitational perturbations and measuring the responses near a freely falling observer. We discuss some unique determination results for Einstein...   More >

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 3: Publics

Conference/Symposium | November 14 – 15, 2018 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Asif Agha, University of Pennsylvania; Virginia Jackson, UC Irvine; Constantine Nakassis, University of Chicago; Rosetta Young, UC Berkeley; Karin Barber, University of Birmingham; Francis Cody, University of Toronto; Nicholas Harkness, Harvard University

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the third of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar that will take place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

Self Defense for Self Determination: Intro to Self Defense and De-Escalation Strategies

Workshop | November 14 | 5-7 p.m. | Unit 1 Residence Hall, Putnam Main Lounge

 Mamie Chow

 Gender Equity Resource Center

This workshop will be led by Mamie Chow, who holds a 3rd degree black belt from Wild Crane Rising Martial Arts, a community-based school that trains in a contemporary style of Tae Kwon Do. Mamie's approach to self defense values social justice, preventing verbal and physical violence, and creating an encouraging space to practice self and community defense skills. In the last couple of years, we...   More >

My Fight for Justice: With Dewayne "Lee" Johnson, Tyrone Hayes, and More

Panel Discussion | November 14 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, Senate Chambers, Floor 5

 Dewayne "Lee" Johnson; Tyrone Hayes; Kendra Klein; Diane Williams

 Berkeley Food Institute

Herbicide Free Cal is hosting a panel discussion with Dewayne "Lee" Johnson, the plaintiff in the Johnson v. Monsanto case, UC Berkeley professor and rockstar atrazine researcher, Tyrone Hayes, Oakland activist and gardener, Diane Williams, and Friends of the Earth scientist, Kendra Klein. This event was catalyzed by the recent Johnson v. Monsanto lawsuit, and aims to have an open dialogue with...   More >

Adam Hochschild and Elizabeth Farnsworth: “Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays”

Panel Discussion | November 14 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism, Human Rights Center

In this rich collection, bestselling author Adam Hochschild has selected and updated over two dozen essays and pieces of reporting from his long career. Threaded through them all is his concern for social justice and the people who have fought for it. The articles here range from a California gun show to a Finnish prison, from a Congolese center for rape victims to the ruins of gulag camps in the...   More >

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Diversity and Inclusion in Television

Course | November 14 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 145

 Erika Green Swafford, Writer, Performer, and Producer, Universal Television; Evangeline Ordaz-Molina, Attorney and Writing Fellow, ABC Disney

 Henry Robles, Writer

 Russell Robinson, Professor, Berkeley Law

 Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture

Wednesday, 11/14/18
Diversity and Inclusion in Television
Room 145, Berkeley Law
Roundtable Discussion: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Reception: 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Speakers: Erika Green Swafford, Evangeline Ordaz-Molina, and Henry Robles
Registration is now closed

This roundtable discussion with several TV writers will consider the extent to which Hollywood workplace norms are evolving after #OscarsSo...   More >

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Situated Knowledges Thirty Years Later

Conference/Symposium | November 15 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Alastair Iles, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, U.C. Berkeley; Mitali Thakor, Assistant Professor, Science in Society Program, Wesleyan University; Sarah E. Vaughn, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, U.C. Berkeley; Jennifer L. Derr, Assistant Professor, Department of History, U.C. Santa Cruz; Lisa A. Brooks, Doctoral Candidate, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, U.C. Berkeley; Paul Michael L. Atienza, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Michael Mascarenhas, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, U.C. Berkeley; Victoria Massie, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology, U.C. Berkeley

 Sibyl Diver, Research Scientist, Department of Earth Systems Science, Stanford University; Laura Lee Dev, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

 Ashton Wesner, Doctoral Candidate, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, U.C. Berkeley

 Julie Pyatt, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, U.C. Berkeley

 Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez, Doctoral Candidate, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, U.C. Berkeley

 Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM), Filipino & Philippine Studies Working Group, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Science and Technology Studies Working Group, Graduate Assembly

This day-long conference will celebrate and challenge the intellectual legacy of Donna Haraway's "Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective." Presenters from various disciplines will reflect on the impact of "situated knowledges" while offering new perspectives on and revisions to the concept since its introduction.

Situated Knowledges Thirty Years Later

Conference/Symposium | November 15 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall | Canceled

 Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM), Filipino & Philippine Studies Working Group

This day-long conference will celebrate and challenge the intellectual legacy of Donna Haraway's "Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective." Presenters from various disciplines will reflect on the impact of "situated knowledges" while offering new perspectives on and revisions to the concept since its introduction.

CGPH Global Health Leaders Discussion Series: Slum Health: A Biology Perspective (Professor Riley and Professor Corburn)

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jason Corburn, Associate Professor, Department of City & Regional Planning and the School of Public Health; Lee Riley, Professor of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health

 Center for Global Public Health

Elaborating together from their book Slum Health: A Biology Perspective, Professor Jason Corburn and Professor Lee Riley will present on their projects in Brazil, and use them as a topic for further discussion about the roles of biology versus sociology in addressing slum health problems.

  RSVP online

Applied Math Seminar: Recent Progress in the Theory of Deep Learning

Seminar | November 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Tengyu Ma, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

A deeper understanding of the principles of deep learning can consolidate and boost its already-spectacular empirical success. I will introduce some of the recent progress in the theory of deep learning, including some of my own work. We will discuss the core ML issues, such as optimization, generalization, and expressivity, and their rich interactions, in the contexts of supervised learning with...   More >

CEDSOC DHS Letter Writing Session

Workshop | November 15 | 12-2 p.m. | 214B Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design Students of Color

Join us for a letter-writing session regarding a recent public charge ruling from the Department of Homeland Security. We'll bring talking points and food, you bring your laptop!

The public charge ruling would restrict pathways to citizenship or green card status for residents who access public benefits, including SNAP, TANF, Section 8, Medicaid, and SSI. It also adds specific standards for...   More >

Digital Switzerlands: Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity Lunch Seminar

Seminar | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Kristen Eichensehr, Assistant Professor, UCLA School of Law

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

Abstract

U.S. technology companies are increasingly standing as competing power centers, challenging the primacy of governments. This power brings with it the capacity to bolster or undermine governmental authority, and also increasing public demands for the companies to protect users from governments. The companies’ power raises serious questions about how to understand their role,...   More >

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Kristen Eichensehr

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Communication Frictions and Knowledge Transfers: Evidence from Myanmar's FDI"

Seminar | November 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Amit Khandelwal, Columbia GSB

 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 >

FALL 2018 THESIS SEMINAR FINAL REVIEWS: ARCH 204A

Presentation | November 15 | 12-4 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

THU, NOV 15, 12-4pm. Thesis Seminar students will be exhibiting their work and presenting their research on capstone projects to faculty and guest critics.

IB Seminar: A mechanistic explanation for the global distribution of lianas

Seminar | November 15 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Stefan Schnitzer, Marquette University

 Department of Integrative Biology

First Take / Second Look: Exploring Unconscious Bias: Beeqi001-181115

Workshop | November 15 | 1-3:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Sidalia Reel

 Human Resources

This workshop engages staff in a discussions regarding how we may be not always aware of how we may be engaging in behaviors that might be problematic for others, as well as what to do about situations where we may be on the receiving end of biased behavior. The workshop features interactive learning, variation in group size and discussions. The outcomes of the workshop are: • To understand what...   More >

Math Department Town Hall Meeting: Discussion with candidates for new chair of Math Department

Seminar | November 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 1015 Evans Hall

 M. Hutchings, N. Reshetikhin, J. Wilkening, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Winners and Losers in the 2018 Midterm Elections: Why it Happened and What it Means

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Robert Van Houweling, Associate Professor, Berkeley Political Science; Thomas Mann, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution; Bill Whalen, Virginia Hobbs Carpenter Fellow in Journalism, Hoover Institution

 Jack Citrin, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley Department of Political Science

 Social Science Matrix, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues (ISSI), The Jack Citrin Center for Public Opinion Research, Berkeley Public Policy and Law Program

Please join us for a panel reviewing the outcomes of the 2018 midterm elections, with an account of the factors producing this result. The discussion will provide competing perspectives on the implications of the elections for governance in the upcoming years—and for the shape of the 2020 presidential and congressional elections. The participants are leading scholars on Congress, public opinion,...   More >

How do Astrocytes Sculpt Synaptic Circuits?

Seminar | November 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition | Note change in location

 Cagla Eroglu, Duke University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

How are synaptic networks formed during development and remodeled during learning and disease? This is the main question that drives our research. In particular, we investigate the roles of glial cells called astrocytes in the development, remodeling and function of synaptic circuits. In my talk, I will share findings from my lab on two distinct molecular mechanisms through which astrocytes...   More >

Funding Opportunities for UC Berkeley in the European Union Horizon 2020 program

Workshop | November 15 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Jeroen Dewulf, Institute of Eureopean Studies; José Capilla, Technical University of Valencia; Carlos Ripoll, Technical University of Valencia

 Institute of European Studies, European Union Center

The governance model on most universities is based on a shared responsibility between academics and governing boards at an institutional level. In the case of research and innovation strategies, it could be said that the aim is on setting up facilitation processes and not so much in defining a led based policy on some specific research challenges to be addressed. This approach can be compared...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Carlos Ripoll at cripoll@upv.es by November 14.

How do Astrocytes Sculpt Synaptic Circuits?

Seminar | November 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Li Ka Shing Center

 Cagla Eroglu, Duke University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

How are synaptic networks formed during development and remodeled during learning and disease? This is the main question that drives our research. In particular, we investigate the roles of glial cells called astrocytes in the development, remodeling and function of synaptic circuits. In my talk, I will share findings from my lab on two distinct molecular mechanisms through which astrocytes...   More >

TDPS Speaker Series: Incarceration, Social Justice, Art, and Policy

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall

 Glenn Bailey, Activist; William Drummond, Professor of Journalism, UC Berkeley; Ayodele Nzinga, Playwright and Director

 Eli Wirtschafter, Freelance Reporter and Producer

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

What happens when a person is wrongfully convicted? What if we can tell the story of this injustice through performance and theater and bring about change? This panel discussion will address the power of political performance made within prison systems and the people impacted by unjust incarceration practices. The panel will address how performance and art-making can lead to social justice...   More >

Is this Right for Me? How to “Test Drive” Majors and Occupations: L&S Workshop Series Ursa Major

Workshop | November 15 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Graduate Mentors, College of L&S

 College of Letters & Science, L&S Graduate Mentors

A workshop on using internships, externships, and volunteering to test out majors and careers.

On Indian Ground: California. A Return to Indigenous Knowledge: Generating Hope, Leadership, and Sovereignty through Education

Colloquium | November 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 117, Academic Innovation Studio | Note change in location

 Nicole Myers-Lim, J.D., Executive Director, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center; Joely Proudfit, Ph.D., Director California Indian Culture & Sovereignty Center Professor, American Indian Studies Department Chair and Professor, American Indian Studies, California State University San Marcos

 Center for Native American Issues Research on, American Indian Graduate Program, Native American Student Development, American Indian Graduate Student Association, Native American Studies, Indigenous Language Revitalization DE, Graduate School of Education

Dr. Joely Proudfit, Ph.D. is the Department Chair of American Indian Studies at California State University San Marcos and the Director of the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center. Nicole Myers-Lim, J.D. is the Executive Director of the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center. Dr. Proudfit and Ms. Lim have worked together for over twenty years and have collaborated on a number of...   More >

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Inference on Winners"

Seminar | November 15 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Isaiah Andrews, MIT

 Department of Economics

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Skein = Hall

Colloquium | November 15 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Fabian Haiden, IHES

 Department of Mathematics

Starting from a topological surface one can construct 1) its skein algebra, based on the skein relation in knot theory, 2) the Hall algebra of its Fukaya category. These can be viewed as two ways of "quantizing" the surface. I will report on work in progress to show that the two coincide, once suitably defined. Along the way we will meet q-numbers, Hecke algebras, and representations over $F_1$.

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 3: Publics

Conference/Symposium | November 14 – 15, 2018 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Asif Agha, University of Pennsylvania; Virginia Jackson, UC Irvine; Constantine Nakassis, University of Chicago; Rosetta Young, UC Berkeley; Karin Barber, University of Birmingham; Francis Cody, University of Toronto; Nicholas Harkness, Harvard University

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the third of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar that will take place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color) Workspace/Study space

Workshop | November 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about the different research opportunities on campus and how to best prepare for applying to them.

The Future of Sustainable Food

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 6-8 p.m. | Cheit Hall, Wells Fargo Room

 Institute for Business and Social Impact

The way we feed ourselves and the planet may be the most important question our generation solves. By doing so we may also arrive at potent solutions for our environmental, healthcare, social justice crises.

Join Food@Haas and Haas' Center for Responsible Business Sustainable Food Initiative for a conversation on how companies are re-framing the way we think about food by questioning the...   More >

Changing International Student Policy Roundtable

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 8-9:30 p.m. | ASUC Senate Chambers, Eshleman Hall 5th Floor

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Don’t miss out the chance to discuss the future of international students at Cal with the administration on November 15th from 8-9:30 pm. Join the roundtable: "Shaping our Future: Changing International Student Policy" and learn more about financial aid opportunities and career resources for international students.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Essig Brunch: Kevin Roberts, PhD candidate (Williams Lab)

Seminar | November 16 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Entomology, Essig Museum of

Essig Brunch is a weekly seminar series focused on arthropod science (insects, spiders, scorpions, etc.) hosted by the Entomology Students Organization.

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Lagrangian Spectral Invariants

Seminar | November 16 | 10:10-11:30 a.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Sobhan Seyfaddini, Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu

 Department of Mathematics

We will present the construction of Viterbo's theory of Lagrangian spectral invariants. These invariants have had numerous applications in symplectic geometry. One such application which is of interest is a generalization of Mather's alpha function to non-convex settings.

Think globally, breathe locally: Sensing air pollution for a planet of cities: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | November 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Joshua Apte, Assistant Professor, Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, UT Austin

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Labor Lunch: "Punishing Potential Mothers? Evidence for Statistical Employer Discrimination From a Natural Experiment"

Seminar | November 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jochen Kluve, RWI

 Center for Labor Economics

You are welcome to bring your lunch ~ food will not be provided

ESPM Seminar: The Arctic in a two-degree warmer world

Seminar | November 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Eric Post, Professor, UC Davis

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

Eric Post, a Professor at UC Davis, will share his knowledge on The Arctic in a two-degree warmer world

Resistance Band Exercises for Small Spaces (BEUHS657)

Workshop | November 16 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Cori Evans, MA, NSCA, Wellness, Be at Well Work

 Wellness

Limited on time, space and equipment? Fitting physical activity into your workday can make a difference in your cardiovascular health, muscular strength and endurance and joint mobility. Learn how to maximize your office space and get the most out of a 10 minute exercise break with body weight and resistance band exercises. Resistance bands will be provided. Comfortable clothing and athletic...   More >

Diversity-promoting and large-scale machine learning for healthcare

Seminar | November 16 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 (Woz)

 Pengtao Xie, Petuum

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In healthcare, a tsunami of medical data has emerged, including electronic health records, images, literature, etc. These data can be heterogeneous and noisy, which renders clinical decision-making time-consuming, error-prone and suboptimal. In this thesis, we develop machine learning (ML) models and systems for distilling high-value patterns from unstructured clinical data and making informed...   More >

#MeToo: One Year Later

Conference/Symposium | November 16 | 1-4 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 100

 Roxane Gay, Author of Bad Feminist and Hunger

 Kathryn R. Abrams, Herma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law; Leah Benavides, Writer and Director; Aya Gruber, Professor of Law, University of Colorado Boulder; Lara Stemple, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies and International Student Programs, UCLA School of Law

 Russell Robinson, Walter Perry Johnson Professor of Law, Berkeley Law

 Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture, Center for Race and Gender, The Division of Equity & Inclusion’s Campus Climate Speaker, Affirmation and Empowerment Series

#MeToo: One Year Later

This conference will spotlight how harassment and discrimination impact people with a range of different identities, including people of color and LGBTQ people, and examine the extent to which the #MeToo movement has brought lasting change.

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Silicon Carbide Micro-/Nanosystems for Harsh Environment Applications

Seminar | November 16 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Roya Maboudian, UC Berkeley Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Silicon has been the dominant semiconducting material in micro-/nanosystems technologies. However, the material and surface properties of silicon impose limitations on its use in applications involving harsh environment (such as high temperature, high radiation and corrosive conditions). Silicon carbide (SiC), a wide bandgap semiconductor, is emerging as a material to address the limitations of...   More >

Berkeley AMP Fall Meeting

Workshop | November 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Administrative Management Professionals (AMP)

Special Analysis/Applied Math Seminar: The Computational Spectral Problem and a New Classification Theory: Novel Algorithms, Impossibility Results and Computer Assisted Proofs

Seminar | November 16 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 M.J. Colbrook, University of Cambridge

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss and extend the Solvability Complexity Index (SCI) hierarchy, which is a classification hierarchy for all types of problems in computational mathematics that allows for classifications determining the boundaries of what computers can achieve in scientific computing. The SCI hierarchy captures many key computational issues in the history of mathematics including Smale's problem on...   More >

Cancelled: Community-Owned Data Publishing: California Digital Library’s new partnership with Dryad

Seminar | November 16 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Günter Waibel and John Chodacki

 Information, School of

Due to ongoing air quality concerns, this seminar has been cancelled. We will reschedule it for spring 2019.

The California Digital Library (CDL) has invested considerable effort researching and building exemplars in research data management and data publishing. Like most institutions, we have had varying levels of success, especially when it comes to adoption and...   More >

Solar Quantum Cutting and Spectral Downconversion using Doped Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Seminar | November 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Daniel Gamelin, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington

 College of Chemistry

The physical properties of inorganic crystals can be dramatically transformed by controlled introduction of impurities or other defects. Many commercial phosphors rely on such transformations when lanthanide or transition-metal activator ions, or other defined defects, are introduced into sensitizer crystals. This talk will describe some of our group's recent research into controlling,...   More >

Colloquium: Naomi Waltham-Smith University of Pennsylvania: Sound Activism from Sharon Hayes to Ultra-red

Colloquium | November 16 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall | Canceled

 Department of Music

Naomi Waltham-Smith is a theorist of sound and listening. In her research and creative projects, she is interested in how music and sound are implicated in some of the most significant and urgent political issues in our world today. Her work sits at the intersection of continental philosophy, sound studies, and music theory, and her interests extend from late 18th- and early 19th-century music to...   More >

Saturday, November 17, 2018

R.A.D. Self Defense for Women: Cal Self Defense for All

Workshop | November 3 – 17, 2018 every Saturday | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Unit 1 Residence Hall, Putnam Main Lounge

Gender Equity Resource Center, Gender Equity Resource Center

 Gender Equity Resource Center

This is a 9-hour comprehensive, women* and femmes course that begins with risk awareness and progresses to basic hands-on defense training. This course is divided into three consecutive Saturdays (Sat 11/3, 11/10, 11/17) from 9am-12pm.

*We welcome all UC Berkeley community members who experience life through the lens of woman in body, spirit, identity - past, present, future, and fluid

Free UCB students, faculty, staff & post-docs, $20 (bring to first day) Non-UCB affiliated

  Register online

FAMILY PROGRAM: Music from Trees

Workshop | November 17 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Botanical Garden

To celebrate both our Year of Trees and our Trees & Tones concert series in November, we're offering this special program for kids and their grown ups to create easy and fun musical instruments from natural and recycled materials. Come and make some noise with us!

$15 Adult, $15 Child, $10 Member Adult, $10 Member Child

How to Read a Film: Zero for Conduct

Workshop | November 17 | 2:45-6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 ORIAS

Learn methods for critical film-viewing that you can use in your classes. In this second collaboration with the PFA, film curator Kate MacKay will lead teachers in a pre- and post-viewing discussion of Zero for Conduct, a short, accessible French film that takes place in a school.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

free

  Registration opens August 31. Register online by November 16.