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Friday, November 17, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

​New Nationalism and Universities: Global Perspectives on Politics and Policy and the Future of Higher Education: An International Conference to Celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education’s 60th Anniversary

Conference/Symposium | November 16 – 17, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Center for Studies in Higher Education , Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Institute of Governmental Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), University World News, Carnegie Corporation of New York

To celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education's (CSHE) 60th Anniversary, the Center is hosting a two-day international conference on 16 and 17 November 2017 at the iconic UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California.

Interested in attending? Register here: www.cshe.berkeley.edu/events/new-nationalism-and-universities

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | November 17 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UCBG Director Eric Siegel for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

Get Fit in 7 Minutes (BEUHS652)

Workshop | November 17 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Cori Evans, MA, NSCA-CPT Wellness Program Specialist, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Come and learn how a High Intensity Circuit Training (H.I.C.T.) workout in just 7 minutes using your body weight, a chair and wall, can help you maximize your time and workout space. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the combination of aerobic and resistance training in a high-intensity, limited-rest design can deliver numerous health benefits in much less time than...   More >

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A Colloquium on Flat Protagonists: A Theory of Novel Character: with author Marta Figlerowicz, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Yale University

Colloquium | November 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Room 300

 Marta Figlerowicz, Assistant Professor Of English and Comparative Literature, Yale University, Berkeley Consortium for the Study of the Novel

 Joshua Steven Gang, Assistant Professor of English, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Consortium for the Study of the Novel and Berkeley Department of English

Professor Figlerowicz will discuss the new theory of novelistic character proposed in her recently published book. The colloquium is open to all. Selections from Flat Protagonists may be found on the event website.

Flat Protagonists: a Theory of Novel Character

Colloquium | November 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Martha Figlerowicz, Assistant Professor of English & Comparative Literature, Yale University; Joshua Gang, Assistant Professor of English, UC Berkeley

 Department of English, Berkeley Consortium on the Novel, The Eggers Chair of English

Marta Figlerowicz in conversation with Joshua Steven Gang

Selections from Flat Protagonists are available at https://bcourses.berkeley.edu/courses/1466905.

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Matroid Representability via Stable Polynomials

Seminar | November 17 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Jonathan Leake, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We call a polynomial in $n$ complex variables stable if it is nonvanishing whenever all the variables lie in the open right half-plane. Such polynomials play a key role in a diverse collection of fields, including differential equations, optimization, and combinatorics. In 2004 [1], it was shown that a stable homogeneous multilinear polynomial has support which forms the set of bases of a...   More >

Archaeological Databases with FileMaker Pro

Workshop | November 17 | 1-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Michael Ashley, Center for Digital Archaeology

 Archaeological Research Facility

Part I: Filemaker essentials. Using databases for fieldwork and research. Planning, practicalities,
Part II: Building custom applications with FileMaker - mobile, desktop, cloud, multiuser. Your projects.


 Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff. Make reservations online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: From Negative Index Nanophotonic Structures to Topological Light Sources

Seminar | November 17 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Cory (Hogan Room)

 Boubacar Kanté, Professor, University of California San Diego

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

During the last two decades, our ability to nanostructure materials has led to a better understanding of the role of electromagnetic multipoles in the control of light-matter interaction. In this talk, I will discuss how symmetry considerations have enabled the construction of negative index nanophotonic structures from closed metallic nanorings, the analogue of the Bohr model of atoms...   More >

Electronic and Optical Properties of Atomically Thin Semiconductors: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | November 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location

 Prof. Tony F. Heinz, Stanford University, Applied Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Graphene, a single atomic layer of carbon atoms, has attracted great attention because of its novel physical properties and potential for technology. Recently, this interest has expanded to the wider class of two-dimensional materials that occur naturally as 2D layers of van-der-Waals crystals. While preserving graphene’s flexibility and tunability by external perturbations, atomically thin...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Large Deviation Principle for random graphs

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

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "The role of the propensity score in fixed effects models"

Seminar | November 17 | 2:45-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Guido Imbens, Stanford GSB/Economics

 Department of Economics

Composition Colloquium: Charlie Sdraulig and Davor Vincze

Colloquium | November 17 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

AEarning widespread notice for his richly colored and superbly crafted scores, Pierre Jalbert (b. 1967) has developed a musical language that is engaging, expressive, and deeply personal. Among his many honors are the Rome Prize, the BBC Masterprize, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's 2007 Stoeger Award,...   More >

MENA Salon

Workshop | November 17 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday in 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. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

If Data Sharing is the Answer, What is the Question?

Seminar | November 17 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Christine Borgman

 Information, School of

Christine Borgman is Distinguished Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Asymptotics For High Dimensional Regression M-Estimates: Fixed Design Results"

Seminar | November 17 | 3:45-4:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Lihua Lei, UCB Statistics

 Department of Economics

Meeting Conservation with Anand Varma: Hosted by Society for Conservation Biology- Berkeley Chapter: Photography and "Sciencetelling" Workshop

Workshop | November 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 2063 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Anand Varma, Freelance Photographer, National Geographic

 Society for Conservation Biology- Berkeley Chapter

Workshop on photography and science storytelling with freelance natural history photographer, Anand Varma, of National Geographic. Hosted by the Society for Conservation Biology- Berkeley Chapter.

Lineage of Japanese Prose Fiction

Panel Discussion | November 17 | 4 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Dennis Washburn, Dartmouth College; Reiko Abe Auestad, University of Oslo; Keith Vincent, Boston University; Alan Tansman, UC Berkeley

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

A roundtable discussion of the lineage of Japanese prose fiction. Many critics and readers have long agreed that the peaks in this tradition are the writings of Murasaki Shikibu in the early eleventh century and of Natsume Sôseki in the early twentieth century. But these are writings rarely thought of together. Do they allow us to think of a long tradition of Japanese prose fiction? Is the modern...   More >

Metals in Cells: The Inorganic Foundation of Life

Seminar | November 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Amit Reddi, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Tech University

 College of Chemistry

Metalloproteins constitute one of the largest classes of proteins in the proteome and are involved in virtually every metabolic and signaling pathway of consequence to human health and disease. Research in the Reddi lab is focused on determining the cellular, molecular, and chemical mechanisms by which metalloproteins are activated by cells, and once activated, how they communicate with other...   More >

Logic Colloquium: Possibilities for Boolean, Heyting, and modal algebras

Colloquium | November 17 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Wesley Holliday, U.C. Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we describe an alternative to the standard representation theory for Boolean, Heyting, and modal algebras descending from Stone (1934, 1937) and Jónsson and Tarski (1951). While the standard theory leads to the well-known “possible world semantics” in logic, the alternative theory forms the basis of the recently investigated “possibility semantics” in logic. We will give an...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Shana Redmond (UCLA): In Windows and Wood: Curating Paul Robeson’s Voice

Colloquium | November 17 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

free and open to the public

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Estimating latent asset pricing factors from large-dimensional data"

Seminar | November 17 | 4:30-5:15 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Markus Pelger, Stanford

 Department of Economics

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Efficient policy learning "

Seminar | November 17 | 5:15-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Stefan Wagner, Stanford

 Department of Economics

Grounds for Science:: Impossible experiments for extreme scales

Presentation | November 17 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 3960 Adeline St, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Pratima Satish, Department of Chemistry; Zarek Brot-Goldberg, Department of Economics


No tickets Required!
Come learn about cutting-edge research from the graduate student community at UC Berkeley in a relaxed, sci-fi-themed cafe setting. This month features short talks by graduate students Pratima Satish and Zarek Brot-Goldberg

The Edison super-computer at NERSC