Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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
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 >
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
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
Seminar | April 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP Fishbowl)
Erik Sperling, Stanford
Seminar | April 18 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Speaker: James Lewis, State Street Global Advisors
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 >
Seminar | April 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
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 >
Seminar | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Hearst Memorial Mining Building, 354/360
Katherine Isbister, University of California Santa Cruz
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 >
Seminar | April 18 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall
Dr. Brandon Collins, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station
Forest change across mixed conifer-dominated landscapes
Seminar | April 18 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Department of Economics, CEGA
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
Colloquium | April 18 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Lindsay Bayham, PhD Student, Sociology, UC Berkeley
One of the Center for African Studies weekly sessions in our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series.
Seminar | April 18 | 1-2 p.m. | 205 South Hall
Ron Deibert, Director, Citizen Lab
RSVP online by April 3.
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
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 >
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
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.
Seminar | April 18 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Alvin Kerber, UC Berkeley
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
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 >
Seminar | April 18 | 4-4:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Chris Eur, UC Berkeley
Seminar | April 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
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
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
Workshop | April 18 | 5-7 p.m. | 150 University Hall
UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Borders and Bodies Collective and Diversity Inclusion Community Equity (DICE) presents a workshop for allies.
Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall
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 >
Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer
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.