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Friday, March 17, 2017

Epistemology after Sextus Empiricus

Conference/Symposium | March 17 – 18, 2017 every day | Moses Hall, Howison Library

 Richard Bett, Johns Hopkins University; Jessica Berry, Georgia State University; Marko Malink, New York University; Justin Vlasits, UC Berkeley; Katja Vogt, Columbia University

 Sergio Tenenbaum, University of Toronto

 Department of Philosophy, Columbia University Department of Philosophy, Department of Rhetoric, Graduate Assembly, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Lodge Fund, Heyman Center for the Humanities

Epistemology After Sextus Empiricus covers themes from Sextus Empiricus that have greatly shaped the history of epistemology. Relevant topics include the nature of investigation, perception and illusion, perceptual relativism, ignorance, belief-formation, induction, infinite regress, assertion, disagreement and conflicting appearances.

10th Annual Berkeley Haas Healthcare Conference: Building Bridges to Shape the Future of Healthcare

Conference/Symposium | March 17 | 8 a.m.-5:45 p.m. | Mission Bay Conference Center, Suite 251

 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

 Blue Shield of California

Participate in conversations around partnerships and bridge relationships across the healthcare landscape to shape our industry for the future at the 10th Annual Berkeley Haas Healthcare Conference. Join us for an exciting day of dynamic panels, keynotes, startups pitches and a networking reception. Keynote speakers include Dr. Sara Kennedy, Medical Director of Planned Parenthood Northern...   More >

39th California Celtic Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 17 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. | D-37 Hearst Field Annex

 Celtic Studies Program, Institute of European Studies, Department of Linguistics, Department of Scandinavian, Department of English, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Division of Social Sciences

The UC Celtic Studies conference is held in the spring of each year. The conference's site alternates between the Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses. Sessions focus on all aspects of Celtic culture, including language, literature, history, art and archaeology, from late antiquity until the present day. The conference draws scholars from throughout the United States and abroad.

Philip...   More >

Black | Art | Futures: African Diasporic Art Histories

Conference/Symposium | March 17 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Department of African American Studies, Department of History of Art

A Symposium on New Directions in African Diasporic Art Histories co-organized by the Department of African American Studies and History of Art.

Essig Brunch: Elizabeth Cash, Tsutsui Lab

Seminar | March 17 | 10 a.m.-11 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 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!

Cognition Colloquium: Uncovering visual priors in spatial memory using serial reproduction

Colloquium | March 17 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Thomas Langlois

 Department of Psychology

Our own Thomas Langlois will present his work on, "Uncovering visual priors in spatial memory using serial reproduction."

ARE Seminar: On a World Climate Assembly and the Social Cost of Carbon

Seminar | March 17 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 201 Giannini Hall

 Martin L. Weitzman, Harvard University

 College of Natural Resources

Guest, Professor Marty Weitzman discusses environmental economics.

New RefWorks Citation Management Workshop

Workshop | March 17 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Lee Adams, Library


RefWorks is a citation manager that allows you to organize citations, import them from databases, add pdfs, and insert references and bibliographies into documents (MS Word and Google Docs).

New RefWorks has a new look and feel from its previous iteration. This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of navigating the new interface, creating new citations, importing citations from various...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Inside Out: Visualizing chemical transformations and light-matter interactions with nanometer-scale resolution

Seminar | March 17 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - The Hogan Room

 Professor Jennifer Dionne, Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In Pixar’s Inside Out, Joy proclaims, “Do you ever look at someone and wonder, what’s going on inside?” My group asks the same question about nanomaterials whose function plays a critical role in energy and biologically-relevant processes. This presentation will describe new techniques that enable in situ visualization of chemical transformations and light-matter interactions with nanometer-scale...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: A Luna étale slice theorem for algebraic stacks

Seminar | March 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Minseon Shin, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss a result of Alper, Hall, Rydh (2015) which shows that, at any point with linearly reductive stabilizer group, an algebraic stack is étale-locally a quotient stack of an affine scheme by the stabilizer.

Canceled-illness: Metal-Ligand Chemistry in Multimetallic Nanoparticle Synthesis and Performance: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building | Canceled

 Prof. Jill E. Millstone, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Chemistry / ChemE / ME

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Metal-ligand chemistry is shown to be a pivotal tool in the control of multimetallic nanoparticle formation, structure, and emergent properties. Specifically, small molecule ligand chemistry is used to mediate the incorporation and distribution of metals in and on discrete, colloidal nanoparticle substrates, as well as modulate their emergent optoelectronic features once formed.

Here, we...   More >

Nonequilibrium relaxation in atomistic environments

Seminar | March 17 | 2-4 p.m. | 100F Hildebrand Hall

 William Pfalzgraff, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

Mechanic Behavior of Architected Nanomaterials: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Xun Wendy Gu, Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Many nanomaterials (e.g. graphene, metallic nanowires, and ceramic nanospheres) exhibit extraordinary strength, ductility and flaw tolerance. These nanoscale size effects can be transmitted to the bulk by arranging nanostructures in 3D hierarchical architectures with optimized structural topologies, but these nano-architected structures are challenging to construct using conventional...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Tunneling Behavior of Random Processes III

Seminar | March 17 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Insuk Seo, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this third presentation, we discuss tunneling behavior of several random processes, such as random walks in a potential field, the Potts model and the zero-range processes.

Composition Colloquium: Thomas Buckner

Colloquium | March 17 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

For decades, baritone Thomas Buckner has dedicated himself to the promotion and performance of new and improvised music, collaborating with a host of new music luminaries including Robert Ashley, Noah Creshevsky, Tom Hamilton, Earl Howard, Matthias Kaul, Leroy Jenkins, Bun Ching Lam, Annea Lockwood, Roscoe Mitchell, Phill Niblock, Wadada Leo Smith, Chinary Ung, Christian Wolff and many...   More >

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | March 17 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Dr. Susan Hubbard, Associate Lab Director, Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, LBNL

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

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.

RTGC Seminar: Current Fluctuations of the Stationary ASEP and Six-Vertex Model

Seminar | March 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Amol Aggarwal, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

We consider the following three models from statistical mechanics: the asymmetric simple exclusion process, the stochastic six-vertex model, and the ferroelectric symmetric six-vertex model. It had been predicted by the physics communities for some time that the limiting behavior for these models, run under certain classes of translation-invariant (stationary) boundary data, are governed by the...   More >