Friday, March 23, 2018
Seminar | March 23 | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Anna Serner, CEO of the Swedish Film Institute in Stockholm, will conduct a seminar for UC Berkeley students and faculty on Quality and Equality as it relates to gender equity in the Swedish film industry and the goal of meeting a 50-50-percent representation in leadership positions by 2020. Anna has given talks on this topic at the Cannes Film Festival and will speak at the Sonoma Film... More >
Deadline | March 23 | -5 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall
About the Undergraduate Research Symposium
Reaching across disciplines, this symposium serves as a space to showcase the research of UC Berkeley undergraduate students focusing on South Asia. The third annual symposium will take place at the Institute for South Asia Studies on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 4-7 PM. Selected students will present their original thesis work to UC Berkeley faculty, ISAS... More >
Colloquium | March 23 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Ph.D Exit Talk
The interaction of wetland hydraulics and land subsidence reversal in a Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta wetland: Environmental Engineering Seminar
Seminar | March 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall
Dr. Cristina Poindexter, Assistant Professor, Sacramento State University
Workshop | March 23 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium
Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 9/8 and 12/1, Samba will be on 10/6 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 11/3. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.
Seminar | March 23 | 1-2 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Robin Allshire, Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK
Seminar | March 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Prof. Jiaxing Huang, Northwestern, Materials Science & Engineering
Curiosity-driven discoveries can often inspire new hypotheses in scientific research and solutions for problems. I will share a few such discoveries from my research group and my classrooms.
For example, crumpled paper balls in a wastebasket inspired a new form of ultrafine particles that becomes aggregation-resistant and can disperse in arbitrary solvents. This represents a new strategy to... More >
Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Metastability of the Zero Range Process on a Finite Set Without Capacity Estimates
Seminar | March 23 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall | Canceled
Chanwoo Oh, UC Berkeley
In this talk, I'll prove metastability of the zero range process on a finite set without using capacity estimates. The proof is based on the existence of certain auxiliary functions. One such function is inspired by Evans and Tabrizian's article, "Asymptotics for the Kramers-Smouchowski equations". This function is the solution of a certain equation involving the infinitesimal generator of the... More >
Seminar | March 23 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Anna Serner, Swedish Film Institute
Anna Serner, CEO of the Swedish Film Institute in Stockholm, will conduct a seminar for UC Berkeley students and faculty on Quality and Equality as it relates to gender equity in the Swedish film industry and the goal of meeting a 50-50% representation in leadership positions by 2020.
FREE for UC Berkeley students and faculty
Registration opens March 5. Register online by March 22.
Workshop | March 23 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's removal from the Trump administration on March 13 has raised serious doubts about the future of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Tillerson's likely replacement is CIA director Mike Pompeo, a staunch opponent of the agreement. In this week's MENA Salon we will build upon last week's discussion of nuclear non-proliferation in the Middle East with a focus on the fate of the... More >
Conference/Symposium | March 23 | 4-6 p.m. | 402 Barrows Hall
The delegates from Mainland China, Taiwan, and the US
The Berkeley community is cordially invited to the Public Presentation and Closing Ceremony of the 2018 Strait Talk Berkeley Symposium (海峽尋新柏克萊論壇／海峡寻新伯克利论坛). This year's symposium takes place from March 19 to March 23, 2018. Eleven delegates from Mainland China,... More >
Presentation | March 23 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Scarlet City Espresso Bar
3960 Adeline, Emeryville, CA 94608
Dylan Paiton, Vision Science Graduate Group
Optical illusions and visual hallucinations are highly unusual. How is it that we are able to see something that is not really there? Dylan will outline standard methods that neuroscientists use to better understand how our brains process light, and introduce a theory for conscious vision that has guided decades of computational and experimental neuroscience.