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Friday, February 24, 2017

International Symposium on Child Welfare

Conference/Symposium | February 24 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Social Welfare, School of

New Topics, Technologies and New Times: Japan Ahead

Conference/Symposium | February 24 | 9 a.m. | International House, Ida & Robert Sproul Room

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

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 tomorrow’s 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

 Department of German

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Subjectivity and Learning

Seminar | February 24 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Peter Godfrey-Smith, City University of New York and University of Sydney

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

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

 Audrey Olivier

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

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.

Labor Lunch Seminar: NO LABOR LUNCH -

Seminar | February 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Department of Economics

God, Sex and Gender: a Conversation on Adrian Thatcher's Redeeming Gender

Conference/Symposium | February 24 | 12-2 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Adrian Thatcher, Honorary Professor of Theology, University of Exeter; Thomas W. Laqueur, Helen Fawcett Distinguished Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Adrian Thatcher’s recently-published Redeeming Gender draws on Thomas Laqueur’s 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.

Archaeological Illustration: Part 2

Workshop | February 24 | 1-4 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Lisa Johnson, UC Berkeley, Archaeological Research Facility

 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.

Why Reason?  Inference, Reasoning, and Education

Colloquium | February 24 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 3515 Tolman Hall

 Paul Thagard, University of Waterloo

 Graduate School of Education

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 >

East Asian Topologies of Power: An Interdisciplinary Cross-Currents Symposium

Conference/Symposium | February 24 | 1:30-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Room 220 - Geballe Room

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

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

 Sergei Loznitza

 Miryam Sas, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Comparative Literature

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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Estimating Probability Weights of Deterministic many-body Systems in their Steady States

Seminar | February 24 | 2-4 p.m. | 100F Hildebrand Hall

 Dr. Zdenek Preisler, LBNL

 College of Chemistry


Towards Designed Nanoscale Systems via Self-Assembly: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Oleg Gang, Columbia Univ., Applied Physics / Chemical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

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 >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Weak Solutions to SDE with Distributional Drift

Seminar | February 24 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kyeongsik Nam, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

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.

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | February 24 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Dr. Haruko Wainwright, Research Scientist, Earth &Environ. Sciences Division, LBNL

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Composition Colloquium: David Smooke

Colloquium | February 24 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

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 >

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.

Every Identity, its Ontology

Seminar | February 24 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Rob Sanderson, Getty Institute

 Information, School of

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.

Understanding the crystal chemistry of ionic diffusion through polyanionic intercalation hosts

Seminar | February 24 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Brent Melot, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California

 College of Chemistry

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 >

Collage Night with Desi

Workshop | February 24 | 6-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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 Lab’s 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

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