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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Reflecting on Practice Coaching Workshop

Workshop | April 17 – 19, 2017 every day | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  California Academy of Sciences

 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Are you interested in establishing a learning community among staff at your zoo, aquarium, museum, or park that enhances teaching practice and fosters the growth and development of people and their ideas? If so, then please join UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science and the California Academy of Sciences for a Coaching Workshop to learn about Reflecting on Practice (RoP™), a modular professional...   More >

Bus Rapid Transit: Planning, Design, and Operations

Workshop | April 18 – 27, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; James Lightbody, Lightbody Consulting

 Technology Transfer Program

Bus rapid transit (BRT) is an adaptable, cost-effective mode of public transportation suitable for deployment in both larger and smaller cities worldwide. The optimal BRT functions like light rail transit, but on existing streets as a premium express urban bus transit service. BRT can either supplement or replace existing bus networks, as well as either supplement or substitute for light rail...   More >

 The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies, as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will a

UCMP Fossil Coffee: Tracking environmental change and biotic response in deep time

Seminar | April 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP Fishbowl)

 Erik Sperling, Stanford

 Museum of Paleontology

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Systematic Long/Short Factor Portfolios

Seminar | April 18 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: James Lewis, State Street Global Advisors

 Center for Risk Management Research

We consider a panel of 88 "systematic factors": simple, quantitative procedures that assign scores to a universe of assets using publicly available data. For each factor, we construct idealized daily factor portfolios (long/short, market-neutral) and daily return series for the 16-year period between January 2001 and December 2016. Each of the factor return series has positive sample...   More >

Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture: Exploring the power of molecules by rapid synthesis catalysts

Seminar | April 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Kenichiro Itami, Nagoya University

 College of Chemistry

The ultimate goal of our research group is to develop “problem-solving” innovative functional molecules that make a marked change in the form and nature of science and technology. During the last 10 years in Nagoya, we have pioneered an increasingly general synthesis platform for a range of functional molecules including molecular nanocarbons, π-conjugated organic materials, pharmaceuticals,...   More >

BiD Seminar: Connecting through Play: Tech to Augment In-Person Interaction

Seminar | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Hearst Memorial Mining Building, 354/360

 Katherine Isbister, University of California Santa Cruz

 Berkeley Institute of Design

Many complain that we are mesmerized and divided by technologies as they saturate our world--that we are becoming disembodied, fragmented, distracted from the present moment and from one another. In this talk, Isbister presents research games created in her lab that explore enhancing social connection through technological augmentation. Her work presents fresh ideas for thinking about how we can...   More >

Forestry Seminar

Seminar | April 18 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Brandon Collins, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station

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

“Forest change across mixed conifer-dominated landscapes”

Development Lunch:"Epidemics and Conflict : Evidence from the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa"

Seminar | April 18 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ada Gonzalez-Torres

 Department of Economics, CEGA

Rhetorical Analysis in the Scholia on Euripides’ Orestes

Workshop | April 18 | 12:30-2:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in date and time

 Donald J. Mastronarde, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Classics

“Another Typical African Family”: Navigating Relational Obligations in Accra, Ghana

Colloquium | April 18 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Lindsay Bayham, PhD Student, Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

One of the Center for African Studies weekly sessions in our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series.

Cyber Espionage and Civil Society: A Silent Epidemic: Ron Deibert, Director, Citizen Lab

Seminar | April 18 | 1-2 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Ron Deibert, Director, Citizen Lab

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

As part of its Spring 2017 Lunch Seminar Series, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity presents Ron Deibert, Director of Citizen Lab.

  RSVP online by April 3.

Ron Deibert

Digital Resources for Blackfoot Language Documentation and Revitalization: Canadian Studies Colloquium

Colloquium | April 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 109 Moses Hall

 Prof. Inge Genee, Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Lethbridge

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Blackfoot is an endangered Algonquian language spoken by several thousand people in Southern Alberta and Northern Montana. Most fluent speakers are now elderly and, with very few exceptions, young people no longer learn the language as a mother tongue in the home. Many community members learn some Blackfoot as a second language in school, but this does not usually produce fluent speakers. As in...   More >

One Belt, One Road: Remaking Eurasia?

Panel Discussion | April 18 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Deputy Consul General Ren Faqiang, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of the PRC- SF; Vinod Aggarwal, Political Science, UC Berkeley; David Roland-Holst, Agriculture and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley; Lowell Dittmer, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Yves Tiberghien, Director of the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia

 Consul Wang Dong, Consulate General of the PRC- SF; Peter Lorentzen, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Consul Li Yi, Consulate General of the PRC- SF; Consul Sun Jia, Consulate General of the PRC- SF

 Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

China's "One Belt, One Road" is one of the most ambitious infrastructure plans of the past century. A panel of political science and economics scholars will discuss the plan, its goals, and its potential effects with delegates from the Consulate General of the PRC-SF.

Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquia

Colloquium | April 18 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Russ Poldrack, Stanford University

 Department of Psychology

3-Manifold Seminar: Quasi-Fuchsian Surface Subgroups II

Seminar | April 18 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alvin Kerber, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Last week we reduced the problem of finding quasi-Fuchsian surface subgroups to a purely topological question about surfaces in pared 3-manifolds. After restating this topological question, we will present the proof in a special case, books of I-bundles. This material is independent of the previous talk.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): The Use of Bellman Functions in Holder-Brascamp-Lieb Inequalities

Seminar | April 18 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Kevin O'Neill, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Holder-Brascamp-Lieb inequalities represent a wide range of inequalities in analysis, including Young's convolution inequality, the Loomis-Whitney inequality, and more. In a 2015 paper, Ivanisvili and Volberg analyze the "rank one" case of such inequalities in which $L^p$ norms are subbed out for Bellman functions. This talk will contain introduction to all the above, as well as some of the...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry through Macaulay2: Crash Course on Matroids

Seminar | April 18 | 4-4:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Chris Eur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Design Field Notes: Dara Douraghi

Seminar | April 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Dara Douraghi, studio director at Project Frog and a former Imagineer, will speak at Jacobs Hall.

From water clusters to homogeneous catalysis: A savage journey to the heart of contemporary chemistry with a cryogenic photofragmentation mass spectrometer

Seminar | April 18 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Mark Johnson, Department of Chemistry, Yale University and Miller Visiting Professor, UC Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

The coupling between ambient ionization sources, developed for mass spectrometric analysis of biomolecules, and cryogenic ion processing, originally designed to study interstellar chemistry, creates a new and general way to capture transient chemical species and elucidate their structures with vibrational spectroscopy. Advances in non-linear optics over the past decade allow single-investigator,...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry through Macaulay2: Computations on Matroids using Macaulay2

Seminar | April 18 | 4:40-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Justin Chen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Be An Ally To Immigrant Students, Colleagues and Families

Workshop | April 18 | 5-7 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Public Health, School of

UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Borders and Bodies Collective and Diversity Inclusion Community Equity (DICE) presents a workshop for allies.

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Sustain U: Green Up Your Life

Course | January 31 – April 25, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | 6:30-8 p.m. | 228 Dwinelle Hall

 Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer

 Student Environmental Resource Center

This course, presented by the Student Environmental Resource Center, is meant to introduce sustainability as a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary concept embodying business, economics, public health, engineering, and ethnic studies, as well as its real practical applications in students’ lives.