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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Workplace Civility: Respect in Action

Workshop | February 15 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Julia Horvath, Staff Ombuds Office

 Staff Ombuds Office

Learn practical steps for promoting civility at work, including guidelines for considerate conduct and ideas for creating a more inclusive work environment. Participants will also learn how to help their unit establish group norms and effective ways to respond to rudeness.

Graduate Student Workshop with Middle Eastern Studies Librarian

Workshop | February 15 | 12-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Mohamed Hamed, Middle Eastern & Near Eastern Studies Librarian, UC Berkeley

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

This workshop is an opportunity for graduate students to meet the new Middle Eastern & Near Eastern Studies Librarian and discover the library's collections for the Middle East and North Africa.

  RSVP online by February 13.

2018 ESPM Seminar Series - Angela Hodge

Seminar | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

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

Angela Hodge, Dept.of Biology, University of York (UK)
"Plastic plants, patchy soils, and ancient fungi"

Coffee will be served from 11:30 to 12:00 in 139 Mulford Hall.

This event is open to the public.

Eating Well to Energize (BEUHS641): Nutrition Events at Tang

Workshop | February 15 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Wellness Program Dietitian, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Balanced meals can help keep your energy steady throughout the day and as a bonus, these meals are also good for weight management and long-term health! Learn how to combine food groups in a tasty way that will help you focus on work through the morning, avoid the afternoon slump, and have the energy to do what you want to do when you get home from work. Lecture, brief cooking demonstration, and...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Digitally-driven change in the insurance industry—disruption or transformation?

Seminar | February 15 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Jeffrey Bohn, Swiss Re

 Center for Risk Management Research

As technology continues to insinuate itself into all facets of financial services, the insurance industry faces a slow-motion parade of promise, possibilities, prematurity, and pared-down expectations. Digitization, the birth of InsurTech, machine intelligence, and the collection & curation of (orders of magnitude) more structured & unstructured data are changing (and will continue to change) the...   More >

IB Seminar: Sympatric speciation, diabolical extinction, and gene flow in some of the simplest ecosystems on earth

Seminar | February 15 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Christopher Martin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 Department of Integrative Biology

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Persistent Financial Distress After the Great Recession

Seminar | February 15 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Francis Wong, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: NO Seminar

Seminar | February 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

2018 College of Environmental Design Career Fair

Career Fair | February 15 | 3-7 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 College of Environmental Design

The annual College of Environmental Design Career Fair brings together wide ranging employers and design firms to meet and recruit UC Berkeley students in the disciplines of architecture, planning, urban studies and other environmental design fields.

Enabling Data Science for the Majority

Seminar | February 15 | 4 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 Soda Hall

 Aditya Parameswaran, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The driving goal of our research is to help individuals and teams--regardless of programming or analysis ability--manage, analyze, make sense of, and draw insights from large datasets. Over the past three years, we've been building (with collaborators at MIT, UMD, and UChicago) a number of tools that empower individuals and teams to perform data science more effectively and effortlessly.

Testing for two-stage experiments in the presence of interference

Seminar | February 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Guillaume Basse, Harvard University

 Department of Statistics

Many important causal questions concern interactions between units, also known as interference. Examples include interactions between individuals in households, students in schools, and firms in markets. Standard analyses that ignore interference can often break down in this setting: estimators can be badly biased, while classical randomization tests can be invalid. In this talk, I present recent...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Stark's conjectures and Hilbert's 12th problem

Colloquium | February 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Samit Dasgupta, UC Santa Cruz

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we will discuss two central problems in algebraic number theory and their interconnections: explicit class field theory (also known as Hilbert's 12th Problem), and the special values of L-functions. The goal of explicit class field theory is to describe the abelian extensions of a ground number field via analytic means intrinsic to the ground field. Meanwhile, there is an abundance...   More >

The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam - Ula Taylor

Colloquium | February 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, Fannie Lou Hamer Center

 Ula Taylor

 Fannie Lou Hamer Center

The CRG Thursday Forum presents...

The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam
Ula Taylor, African American Studies   More >