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Friday, February 10, 2017

Circulating Health: Mediatization and the (Im)Mobilization of Medical Subjects and Objects

Conference/Symposium | February 9 – 10, 2017 every day | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

 Charles L. Briggs, Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Daniel C. Hallin, Communication, UC San Diego; Nick Couldry, Media, Communications and Social Theory, London School of Economics and Political Science; Adele Clarke, Sociology and History of Health Sciences, UC San Francisco; Sheldon Ungar, Sociology, University of Toronto; Mohan Dutta, Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore; Rose Marie Beck, African Studies, Leipzig; Leo Chávez, Anthropology, UC Irvine; Michael Schudson, Journalism, Columbia University; Julia Sonnevend, Communication Studies, University of Michigan; Geert Jacobs, Linguistics, University of Ghent; Richard Besser, ABC News; Lori Dorfman, UCB School of Public Health and the Berkeley Media Studies Group; Edward Wasserman, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Institute of International Studies, Department of Anthropology, Graduate School of Journalism, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Public Health, School of, Folklore Program

This interdisciplinary, international conference features scholars from Belgium, Canada, Germany, Singapore, the UK, and the USA. The conference explores intersections between health and media.

Thursday, February 9 | 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Friday, February 10 | 9:00am - 4:30m


  Registration opens December 20. Register online or by calling 510-642-0813, or by emailing bcsm@berkeley.edu by February 8.

Essig Brunch: Prof. Fang Ouyang, ESPM Dept.: Population dynamics of an insect (Cotton Bollworm: Helicoverpa armigera), their driving factors and management strategy in a biologically-diversified landscape ecosystem

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

 Prof. Fang Ouyang, Visiting Professor, ESPM Dept., UC Berkeley

 Entomology, Essig Museum of, Entomology Students' Organization

The Entomology Students' Organization is pleased to present the Essig Brunch, UC Berkeley's only entomology-themed seminar series. Join us once a week to hear about exciting new research on a broad range of insect-related topics, from evolution to conservation to ecology to pest management, and much more. Refreshments are provided and all are welcome!

Husserlian Phenomenology and Darwinian Evolutionary Biology: Complementarities, Exemplifications, and Implications

Seminar | February 10 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, University of Oregon

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Descriptive foundations and a concern with origins are integral to both Husserlian phenomenology and Darwinian evolutionary biology. The complementary aspects are rooted in the lifeworld as it is experienced. Detailed specifications of the complementary aspects testify to a mutual relevance of phenomenology to evolutionary biology and of evolutionary biology to phenomenology. Exemplifications of...   More >

Poland’s Transition after Socialism: A Roundtable Discussion

Panel Discussion | February 10 | 12-1:45 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Leszek Balcerowicz, Professor of Economics; Former Chairman of the National Bank of Poland and Former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland, College of Europe; Anna Grzymala-Busse, Michelle and Kevin Douglas Professor of International Studies, Senior Fellow at Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University; Anthony Levitas, Visiting Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

Three leading scholars will discuss Poland's transition from communism to its present-day position as a member of the European Union.

Getting Started With Mendeley: A Citation Management Workshop

Workshop | February 10 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Becky Miller, Bioscience and Natural Resources Library


Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers.

This hands-on workshop will begin with a brief overview of Mendeley and its features followed by time to practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. Experienced users are welcome to come with their Mendeley questions!

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

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

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 2/10, and 5/5, Samba will be on 3/3 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 4/7 and 6/2. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) - Research Application Workshop

Workshop | February 10 | 1-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Get started on your research applications!

Join the Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) program for an application workshop. UROC ambassadors and experienced student researchers will help you get started with your applications.

Determining Atomic Coordinates in 3D by Atomic Electron Tomography: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Dr. Peter Ercius, LBNL Molecular Foundry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

This talk will cover recent developments and future directions of Atomic Electron Tomography (AET) at the Molecular Foundry, which will be critical to our understanding of the atomic structure of complex materials systems.

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Flows for Hamiltonian ODE with Randomness II

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

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In these talks I show how a random translation of a Hamiltonian vector field improves the regularity of its flow.

MENA Salon

Workshop | February 3 – May 5, 2017 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.

Composition Colloquium: Ed Campion

Conference/Symposium | February 10 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.) | Note change in location

 Department of Music

Composition Colloquium: Ed Campion

Edmund J. Campion was born in Dallas, Texas in 1957. He received his Doctorate degree in composition at Columbia University and attended the Paris Conservatory where he worked with composer Gérard Grisey. In 1993, he created the piece Losing Touch (Billaudot Editions, Paris) at IRCAM ( L’Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique) he was...   More >

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | February 10 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Dr. Lucas Bastien, Berkeley CEE

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

The Center for Technology, Society & Policy

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

 Elaine Sedenberg & Jennifer King

 Information, School of

Co-directors Elaine Sedenberg and Jen King will give updates about the second year of the Center for Technology, Society & Policy, including successes and lessons learned from the inaugural year. The talk will include ideas for the upcoming year on engaging young scholars and expanding the role of the "citizen technologist" in the public roles. The talk...   More >

Function follows Form?: Synthesis and Application of Metal Nanostructures

Seminar | February 10 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Sara Skrabalak, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University

 College of Chemistry

The importance of molecular structure to molecular function is a central tenet in modern chemistry, with the lock-and-key model of enzyme activation representing a classic example. Likewise, the function of inorganic nanomaterials depends on a number of structural parameters that include crystallite size and shape as well as architecture (e.g., hollow versus solid). To realize the function of...   More >