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Friday, March 16, 2018

Engage Students in FOSS Next Generation K–5 (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 16 | 8-9:30 a.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Join the developersto learn about the FOSS Next Generation K–5 Program. We’ll introduce the FOSS instructional design, and illustrate how the system incorporates science-centered languagedevelopment, science notebooks, digital resources, formative assessments, and outdoor excursions into a coherent three-dimensional teaching and learningexperience for students and teachers.

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Future of Social Ventures Conference and GSVC US West Regional Finals

Conference/Symposium | March 16 | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Haas School of Business

 Leila Janah, Founder, Samasource and LXMI; Carlos Orellana, Founder, SalaUno

 Christopher Krohn, OpenIDEO; Lauren Ito, OpenIDEO; Rafa de la Guia, Principal, Investments, Omidyar Network

 Institute for Business and Social Impact, Center for Social Sector Leadership

Join us at the Haas School of Business for the Future of Social Ventures Conference and the US West Regional Finals of the 19th annual Global Social Venture Competition. Additional details will be available in January 2018.

$15 Current UC Berkeley and other University Students, Faculty and Staff, $39 General Public

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Religion and Humanitarianism in the New Age of Nationalism: A Conference and Discussion

Conference/Symposium | March 16 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Social Science Matrix, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Human Rights Program, Center for Democracy, Toleration, and Religion, Institute for South Asia Studies, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Please register to join us for a two-day conference focused on important issues, such as the role of religion in the creation of exclusivist nationalist rejection of moral universalism.

The Late (Wild) Augustine: Day 1

Conference/Symposium | March 16 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Richard Flower, University of Exeter; Carol Harrison, Oxford University; Johannes Brachtendorf, Universität Tübingen; Mark Vessey, University of British Columbia; Eric Rebillard, Cornell University; Susanna Elm, University of California, Berkeley

 Duncan MacRae; Geoffrey Koziol, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of History, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Invited international scholars will examine the work of Augustine, Bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa, during the later Roman empire. Participants will assess Augustine’s positions on original sin, grace, redemption and free will as they developed over the latter part of his life. Organized by Susanna Elm, Sidney H. Ehrman Professor of European History, UC Berkeley.

Saint Augustine in His Study, Sandro Botticelli, 1480

Sunflowers and Umbrellas: Social Movements, Expressive Practices, and Political Culture in Taiwan and Hong Kong

Conference/Symposium | March 16 | 9 a.m.-7:45 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

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

March 16, 9:00am - 7:45 pm, 180 Doe Library
March 17, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), 1995 University Avenue, Suite 510

This two-day symposium (with a screening of the film "Yellowing" on Day 2) focuses on two important student-led protest movements that took place in 2014 in in Taiwan and Hong Kong, nicknamed “Sunflowers and Umbrellas"...   More >

Crosscutting Concepts: What Do They Look Like in a FOSS Elementary Classroom? (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 16 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

FOSS modules provide students with opportunities to utilize crosscutting concepts to deepen their understanding of science content. Engage with phenomena that expose cause and effect, patterns, and structure and function. We’ll share ways for students to progress in their understanding of crosscutting concepts as organizing principles.

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The Impact of Mental State Inferences for Legal Outcomes

Colloquium | March 16 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Carly Giffin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Ph.D. Exit Talk

Microbially-assisted Phytoremediation of a Solid Waste Management Site Contaminated with Petroleum Hydrocarbons: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | March 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Lara Reichmann, Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Assa Doron | Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India

Reading - Nonfiction | March 16 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Assa Doron, Associate Professor, Anthropology & South Asia, School of Culture, History & Language ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor of Anthropology and of South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of Anthropology, Institute of Urban and Regional Development

A talk by anthropologist Dr. Assa Doron on his forthcoming publication on India’s waste, both liquid and solid, and the physical and institutional infrastructures that handle it--or fail to.

Crosscutting Concepts: What Do They Look Like in a FOSS Middle School Classroom? (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

How can we support middle school students in integrating physical, earth, and life science content to deepen understanding? Crosscutting concepts are the answer! Sample FOSS instructional materials in the context of a grade-level sequence, focusing on the crosscutting concept of stability and change.

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Get Fit in 7 Minutes (BEUHS652)

Workshop | March 16 | 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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Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Coxeter matroids

Seminar | March 16 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Chris Eur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics


Workshop | March 16 | 1-5 p.m. | 172 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

This workshop draws on artistic traditions of street photography and walking the city and seeks to unleash videos potential to heighten our experience of our immediate surroundings. Through a series of writing, photographic, and video exercises, particip

Symposium on Art in a State of Siege

Conference/Symposium | March 16 | 1-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

This year’s Avenali Chair in the Humanities, Harvard art historian Joseph Leo Koerner, joins a panel of scholars to discuss the role of art in a society in which freedom is radically curtailed, such as Nazi Germany and apartheid South Africa. Panelists engage with audience members in lively discussion about creative expression under an emergency “state of siege."

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: LiDAR and its Emerging Applications

Seminar | March 16 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Lute Maleki, Srobe - Cruise Automation

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

LiDAR has been in use since soon after development of laser in 1950’s, as a sensor in several applications in remote sensing. The advent of autonomous vehicles, robotic vision, gaming, etc. has extended the range of LiDAR use from niche areas to new and high-volume applications. While all applications require similar sensing functions from LiDAR, each area typically has very specific needs with...   More >

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | March 16 | 1-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Note change in time

 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

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Misery and Pleasure in the Origins of the Study of Happiness

Colloquium | March 16 | 1:10-2:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Daniel Horowitz, Professor Emeritus, Smith College

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

In December 2017, Oxford University Press published 'Happier? The History of a Cultural Movement That Aspired to Transform America' by Daniel Horowitz, an emeritus professor from Smith College. Focusing on the period from 1940 to 1970, this talk will cover some of the origins of the study of happiness and then go on to suggest some of the key aspects that shaped the field in the last half century.

Stacking Atomic Layers: Quest for New Materials and Physics: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location

 Prof. Philip Kim, Harvard University, Physics and Applied Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Modern electronics has relied heavily on the technology to confine electrons in the interface layers of semiconductors.

In recent years, scientists discovered that various atomically thin materials including graphene, a single atomic carbon layer, can be isolated. In these atomically thin materials, quantum physics allows electrons to move only in an effective 2-dimensional (2D) space. By...   More >

Developing Models for Sensory Receptors (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Why don't people with visual impairments use their knuckles to read Braille? Use hands-on activities from the new FOSS Next Generation Human Systems Interactions Course for middle school to explore how touch receptors in the nervous system respond to mechanical inputs. Identify connections to the three dimensions of NGSS.

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Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Equivalence of Ensembles for Gibbs Measures and Large Deviation Principle II

Seminar | March 16 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

MENA Salon: A Nuclear Deal with Saudi Arabia?

Workshop | March 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On March 2, a delegation led by US Energy Secretary Rick Perry met with Saudi officials in London. The parties opened discussions on a potential deal that would allow the Gulf state to purchase nuclear power plants from American contractors. The prospect of a nuclear cooperation agreement between the US and Saudi Arabia raises a number of questions.

Consumer Law for the 21st Century

Seminar | March 16 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Chris Jay Hoofnagle and Aniket Kesari

 Information, School of

The Internet of Things will be tethered, blurring the lines between physical goods, digital goods, and digital services.

Evolutionary Evidence in the Fossil Record (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

What does the fossil record tell us about how life has changed over time? Explore evolutionary history through hands-on activities from the new FOSS Next Generation Heredity and Adaptation Course for middle school, and identify connections to the three dimensions of NGSS.

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Dalton Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry: Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Processes Underpinning the Production of Renewable Fuels

Seminar | March 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Jillian Dempsey, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 College of Chemistry

The conversion of energy-poor feedstocks like water and carbon dioxide into energy-rich fuels involves multi-electron, multi-proton transformations. In order to develop catalysts that can mediate fuel production with optimum energy efficiency, this complex proton-electron reactivity must be carefully considered. Using a combination of electrochemical methods and time-resolved spectroscopy, we...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium Martin Daughtry (NYU): “The Precarious Song of the Anthropocene”

Colloquium | March 16 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Over the past several years I have been exploring the social dynamics of sound and listening in different contexts. The work I do draws from ethnomusicology, sound studies, the anthropology of the senses, and the ethnographic study of violence. My core research projects -- on the sonic dimension of the Iraq war, Soviet and post-Soviet musical practices, music in the post-9/11 world, and the...   More >

Behind the Professor's Lectern:: Undergraduate interactive chat with professors

Panel Discussion | March 16 | 5-7 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Student Learning Center (first floor).

 Mary Kelsey, Continuing Lecturer, Sociology; Victoria Robinson, Continuing Lecturer, Ethnic Studies; Waldo Martin, Professor, History

 DeCadence, A capella group

 Office of Undergraduate Research

This panel discussion takes undergraduates behind the professor’s lectern, creating audience participation opportunities to examine the unseen process behind the work of their instructors while celebrating the love and passion that motivates their professors’ disciplinary accomplishments. Professors will share stories of how they came to be who they are today, including tales of their early...   More >

Flyer for "Behind the Professor's Lectern" event

Behind the Professor's Lectern

Panel Discussion | March 16 | 5-7 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Atrium

 Mary Kelsey, Prof in Sociology, UC Berkeley; Victoria Robinson, Lecturer in Ethnic Studies & Dir American Cultures Center, UC Berkeley; Waldo Martin, Prof in History, UC Berkeley

 Student Learning Center, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships, American Cultures Center

Behind the Professor's Lectern is a Graham-Norton styled chat that will explore the unseen processes and life paths behind the works of our professors. In a participatory format, we will celebrate the love and passion that motivates our professors' disciplinary accomplishments. Specifically, professors will share stories of how they came to be who they are today, including tales of their early...   More >