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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Second Annual IES and Social Science Matrix Conference: “Immigration to Europe: Inclusion, Exclusion, and Differential Incorporation”

Conference/Symposium | April 20 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Shorb House

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA

 Institute of European Studies

The UC Berkeley Institute of European Studies (IES) and the Social Science Matrix are pleased to announce its second annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference. The conference provides doctoral students from a wide range of disciplines a forum to put their research into conversation around a unifying theme.
The topic of this year’s conference is “Immigration to Europe: Inclusion,...   More >

RAPDP - Intermediate - FM7 Outgoing Sub-awards

Course | April 20 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: A specialty workshop that details how to determine a sub-award vs. a contractor, as well as the pre and post-award processes for setting-up and managing sub-awards on a sponsored project.

  Register online

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

ESPM Distinguished Student Lecture - Katherine Seto

Seminar | April 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Katherine Seto, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley, ESPM

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

"Local fishery, global commodity: Fisheries conflict and competition in West Africa"

Refreshments at 11:30 in 132 Mulford Hall

Laptop and Mobile Ergonomics (BEUHS409)

Workshop | April 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to use your laptop safely in an office and mobile setting. Recommended mobile products and best practices for using smart phones and tablets will also be provided. Enroll online

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Dementia: Effective Communication Strategies (BEUHS169)

Workshop | April 20 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Stephanie Bonigut, Alzheimer’s Association

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care

This program was designed to provide practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from people with dementia.

Topics covered include:
• Identify the communication changes that happen due to Alzheimer's disease.
• Learn how to decode verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia.
• Identify strategies to...   More >

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BLISS Seminar: Letting Go of Network Neutrality

Seminar | April 20 | 1-2 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Carlee Joe-Wong, CMU

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Recent growth in mobile data usage has been driven by increasing demand for an ever broader variety of mobile application content. Faced with these developments, Internet service providers (ISPs) are beginning to involve content providers (CPs) in their pricing and management of mobile data. However, this involvement risks...   More >

Managing Conflict Across Cultures

Workshop | April 20 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | International House, Home Room

 Intercultural Trainers, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership

 International House

Conflict can get in the way of productivity and work satisfaction, and can even damage our relationships with colleagues. By taking an assessment called the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory (complimentary) and participating in this workshop, participants will increase awareness of and develop skills for resolving differences.

Seminar 251, Labor: "City density and matching"

Seminar | April 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Enrico Moretti, UCB

 Department of Economics

History, Utopia, and Nothingness: Rethinking Chaadaev

Workshop | April 20 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Kirill Chepurin, Senior Lecturer, National Research University Higher School of Economics; Alex Dubilet, Lecturer, Vanderbilt University

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

This workshop rethinks the theoretical resources and presuppositions of Pyotr Chaadaev's Philosophical Letters. Chaadaev condemned Russia as a nation outside time, a singular nothing without history or topos, but what exactly is the immanent logic of this nothingness, this revolutionary life without habit or rule? Can, perhaps, this logic be construed as a method - and if so, what is at stake?

Seminar 242, Econometrics: TBA

Seminar | April 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Debopam Bhattacharya, University of Cambridge

 Department of Economics

The Body and Medieval Piety

Panel Discussion | April 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall | Canceled

 Gábor Kalniczay, Central European University; Niklaus Largier, Department of German, UC Berkeley

 Department of History, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

A conversation between Prof. Gábor Kalniczay and Prof. Niklaus Largier

Lensing and delensing the cosmic microwave background: (Thursday; Berkeley-Davis joint colloquium)

Seminar | April 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Ethan Anderes, Department of Statistics, UC Davis

 Department of Statistics

One of the major targets for next-generation cosmic microwave background (CMB) experiments is the precision mapping of CMB distortions due to the gravitational lensing effect of dark matter. Estimating this lensing is important for two reasons. First, lensing probes the nature of dark matter fluctuations in the sky. Second, lensing estimates can be used, in principle, to delense the observed CMB...   More >

Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: “Drivers of Fragmented Production: Evidence from the 19th Century"

Seminar | April 20 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall

 Reka Juhasz, Columbia, Haas School of Business

 Haas School of Business

Part of the Haas School's Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Stability of black holes

Colloquium | April 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Peter Hintz, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

More than a hundred years ago, Schwarzschild first wrote down the mathematical description of a black hole; on a technical level, black holes are certain types of solutions of Einstein's equations of general relativity. While they have since become part of popular culture, many fundamental questions about them remain unanswered: for example, it is not yet known mathematically if they are stable!...   More >

Applied Algebra Seminar: Algebraic Methods for the Inference of Gene Regulatory Networks

Seminar | April 20 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Abdul Salam Jarrah, American University of Sharjah, and MSRI (2016-2017)

 Department of Mathematics

Inferring the topology and dynamic of gene regulatory networks from expression time-course data is one of the challenging problems in systems biology. Given time course experimental data, the objective is to identify the structure of the network as well as the rules of interaction among the genes of the network. However, even within the Boolean network framework, there usually are many Boolean...   More >