Friday, February 24, 2017
Conference/Symposium | February 24 | 9 a.m. | International House, Ida & Robert Sproul Room
Academic communities play an important role in shaping international perspectives. Scholars work within broad networks, developing thoughtful insights on emerging changes long before others become aware of their implications. Students, whether within Japan and abroad, will in time become tomorrows leaders. How we shape their understanding of Japan establishes powerful influence on the way they... More >
Syncing... Subject, Media, Society Conference Day 1: 25th Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference
Conference/Symposium | February 24 | 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Helge Jordheim, University of Oslo, University of Trondheim; Christoph Cox, Hampshire College
full program schedule available at http://www.berkeleygermanconf.wixsite.com/syncing More >
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Nonlinear Bayesian filtering for damage assessment and monitoring of structures
Seminar | February 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 542 Davis Hall
Recent years have seen a concurrent development of new sensor technologies and high‐fidelity modeling capabilities. At the junction of these two topics lies an opportunity for real‐time system monitoring and damage assessment of structures.
Conference/Symposium | February 24 | 12-2 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall
Adrian Thatchers recently-published Redeeming Gender draws on Thomas Laqueurs Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud in an attempt to offer a distinctive Christian Theology of Gender. In this lunchtime conversation, Thatcher will provide a brief overview of his recent work before discussing its principle arguments with Laqueur.
Workshop | February 24 | 1-4 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Lisa Johnson, UC Berkeley, Archaeological Research Facility
This is a two-part workshop: The focus of the first workshop is to illustrate ceramic vessels (complete and incomplete) and flaked stone tools/debitage. Illustration is a time consuming procedure, but if we have time, each person should be able to pencil draw both kinds of artifacts. The second workshop will be spent tracing these technical drawing with pen and ink on velum.
Colloquium | February 24 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 3515 Tolman Hall
Paul Thagard, University of Waterloo
It is often assumed that inference and reasoning are the same process, but they are actually very different. Inference is a neural process that is private, parallel, multimodal, emotional, unconscious, fast, and automatic. Reasoning, in contrast, is usually public, serial, verbal, dispassionate, conscious, slow, and deliberate. So the contributions of reasoning to inference are unclear, and... More >
Conference/Symposium | February 24 | 1:30-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Room 220 - Geballe Room
This symposium will bring into conversation the guest editors of three recent issues of the UC Berkeley-based e-journal Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review and three additional East Asia scholars to explore the special issues thematic convergence on China and its neighbors, on space, and on cartography. Rather than regarding the emergence of the state as a top-down imposition,... More >
Sergei Loznitza Master Class: Structures of Remembrance, Archives of History, and Post-WWII Representation
Colloquium | February 24 | 2-3 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Theater 2
Miryam Sas, Professor, UC Berkeley
Sergei Loznitza will speak in English and Russian on the issues raised by his films and questions of representation of historical and contemporary events as well as dilemmas of post-Holocaust memory in a short intimate master class/round table with Comparative Literature professor Miryam Sas. Filmmaker and critic Neil Young in attendance. Ivan Sokolov and Irina Paperno interpreting.
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Seminar | February 24 | 2-4 p.m. | 100F Hildebrand Hall
Dr. Zdenek Preisler, LBNL
Seminar | February 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Prof. Oleg Gang, Columbia Univ., Applied Physics / Chemical Engineering
In the last decades nanoscale inorganic objects emerged as a novel type of matter with unique functional properties and a plethora of prospective applications. Although a broad range of nano-synthesis methods has been developed, our abilities to organize these nano-components into designed static and reconfigurable architectures are quite limited.
Molecular encoding of nano-object allows... More >
Seminar | February 24 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Kyeongsik Nam, UC Berkeley
There has been many works to construct a solution to SDE with additive noise when drift term is just Hölder continuous or integrable in some sense. In this talk, I will introduce a new method to construct a weak solution to SDE when drift is only a distribution. We will make use of paradifferential calculus and an idea from the rough path theory.
Colloquium | February 24 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall
Composer David Smooke (b. 1969) currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland, where he teaches music theory, rock music history, and composition, and is the Chair of the Music Theory Department at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. The Washington Post claims that "Smooke has some of the most uninhibited brain cells around" and describes his music as "superb [...] a kaleidoscopic... More >
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.
Seminar | February 24 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Rob Sanderson, Getty Institute
Rob Sanderson is a semantic architect at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, and a passionate advocate for open culture, linked open data, and the digitization of cultural heritage.
Seminar | February 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
The most important problem the world faces is how to establish a sustainable energy infrastructure. A critical component to this challenge is how to safely store large amounts of energy in an economically viable way. While a large body of work has been dedicated to identifying new intercalation hosts for Li-ion batteries, a fundamental understanding of the mechanism for ionic diffusion through... More >
Workshop | February 24 | 6-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Join art collective Desi for a night of collage accompanied by the energetic sounds of a special guest DJ. Work together on one large-scale, collaborative collage, which will be cut into pieces and remixed into a set of prints using the Art Labs risograph machine. Each participant will receive a print in the mail following the event.
Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission