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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Ev'ry Body, This Time: A Sexuality Studies Conference: Hosted by the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

Conference/Symposium | April 12 – 14, 2018 every day | Sutardja Dai Hall, 250,310

 Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

Featuring multimedia panels, workshops, digital and analog art, and the following distinguished speakers: ​Qwo-li Driskill, Alison Kafer, Amber Musser, Gemma Romain, Amy Sueyoshi, Nayan Shah,
Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, Qian Wang, Gloria Wekker

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Habits and Leverage

Seminar | April 12 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Pietro Veronesi, University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

Hard Work Is Not Enough: Gender and Racial Inequality in an Urban Workspace

Colloquium | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room, 295

 Katrinell Davis, Associate Professor of Sociology, Florida State University

 Catherine Fisk, Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong Professor of Law, UC Berkeley

 Center for Research on Social Change, Department of Sociology, Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, Division of Center for the Study of Law and Society Equity and Inclusion

In this talk, professor Davis will discuss African American women’s experiences as bus operators in a San Francisco Bay Area transit firm from 1974-1989, during the height of affirmative action hiring. Through a series of interviews with these transit operators alongside correspondence between management and union leaders, grievance and arbitration data, as well as litigation against the firm,...   More >

FREE Register for a FREE lunch.

  Register online by April 5.

ESPM Seminar Series - Xavier Simon

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

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

Xavier Simon, University of Vigo, Spain: "Public Procurement to build a better world everywhere"

Join us for coffee at 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall.

This event is opened to the public.

Landscape of Practical Blockchain Systems and their Applications

Presentation | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 C. Mohan, IBM Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Prof (Tsinghua Univ)


The concept of a distributed ledger was invented as the underlying technology of the public or permissionless Bitcoin cryptocurrency network. But the adoption and further adaptation of it for use in the private or permissioned environments is what I consider to be of practical consequence and hence only such private blockchain systems will be the focus of this talk.
Computer companies like IBM,...   More >

Achieving PhD completion rates of over 80% in under 4 years, but what about graduate outcomes?

Seminar | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room (766/768)

 Professor Rachel Spronken-Smith, Dean of the Graduate Research School, University of Otago, NZ

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

In this presentation, which should appeal to both faculty and graduate students, I discuss recent research on both PhD completion rates and graduate outcomes for cohorts at the University of Otago – a research-intensive university in New Zealand. Regarding PhD completion rates, we calculated these for cohorts from 2000-2012 (n=2770) and survival models determined whether gender, enrollment...   More >

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Professor Rachel Spronken-Smith

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: Institutions and Technocratic Skill in Local Economic Development

Seminar | April 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Kate Casey, Stanford

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: The Long-lasting Effects of Propaganda on Financial Risk-Taking

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

 Speaker: Ulrike Malmendier, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

We argue that emotional coloring of experiences via political propaganda has long-term effects on risk taking. We show that living in an anti-capitalist system reduces individuals' willingness to invest in the stock market even decades later.

IB Seminar: "Physiological and genomic insights into adaptations and mal-adaptations in high-altitude populations"

Seminar | April 12 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building | Note change in date

 Tatum Simonson, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Integrative Biology

The Impact of the Medicaid Primary Care Fee Bump on the Cost and Quality of Care for Dual-Eligibles with Multiple Chronic Conditions

Colloquium | April 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Mark Unruh, PhD, Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College

 Public Health, School of

The Affordable Care Act enacted a temporary “Medicaid primary care fee bump” that required states’ Medicaid programs to reimburse health care providers the same rates as Medicare for primary care services for all Medicaid patients during a two-year period, 2013-2014. For dual-eligibles, states’ Medicaid programs were required to reimburse providers the full 20% Medicare coinsurance for primary...   More >

Torture Litigation and the Future of Advocacy

Panel Discussion | April 12 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 170 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Committee Against Torture, Human Rights Center

This panel features Dror Ladin of the ACLU National Security Project, part of the team from Salim v. Mitchell, who won a settlement for accountability of two psychologists involved in the CIA torture program. This case marks the first of its kind in CIA torture litigation as the judge rejected attempts to dismiss. Ladin will discuss what this landmark settlement means for future litigation and...   More >

Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School (BEUHS602)

Workshop | April 12 | 1-4:15 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Laura Monin, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is broken up into two parts.
The first portion of the class, 1-3pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.

Please...   More >

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Econ 235, Financial Economics: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 12 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Chris Jauregui, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar joint with Seminar 231; Public Finance: "Reallocation and the Minimum Wage – Evidence from Germany"

Seminar | April 12 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Attila Lindner, University College London

 Center for Labor Economics

with Christian Dustmann, Uta Schoenberg, Matthias Umkehrer, Philipp vom Berge)

joint with Public Finance

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.

ESPM Remote Sensing Job Talk Series - Adam Wilson

Seminar | April 12 | 3-5 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

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

Adam Wilson, Assistant Professor, NY State University, Buffalo shares his talk "Pattern to process: Inferring ecological mechanisms from time series of satellite imagery"

This event is open to the public.

Please join us for coffee at 2:00 pm in 139 Mulford Hall.

Surface Phonon Polaritons for Low Loss Infrared to THZ Nanophotonics

Seminar | April 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Dr. Joe Tischler, Naval Research Laboratory

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Progress in plasmonic research has demonstrated its capability for enhancing many technologies including photodetectors, photovoltaics, and molecular spectroscopy. However, in order to maximize functionality, alternative materials to plasmonic metals that exhibit high optical losses must be explored.
In our studies we have demonstrated that plasmonic like effects can be achieved through phonon...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Different approaches to the virtual moduli cycle – an elementary introduction

Colloquium | April 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Dusa McDuff, Barnard College

 Department of Mathematics

Most invariants of a symplectic manifold derive in some way from a count of J-holomorphic curves. However, in a general symplectic manifold one often cannot count curves directly in a robust way, i.e. so that the count is independent of the choice of perturbation. Instead one has to define a virtual count. This talk will try to give an elementary description of the problem and will describe some...   More >

Learning from Language

Seminar | April 12 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 Soda Hall - HP Auditorium

 Jacob Andreas, Ph.D. Candidate, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, we'll explore three ways of integrating compositional linguistic structure and learning: using language as a source of modular reasoning operators for question answering, as a scaffold for fast and generalizable reinforcement learning, and as a tool for understanding representations in neural networks.

Composition Colloquium: Scapegoat

Colloquium | April 12 | 4 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

The Digital Architecture of Time Management

Colloquium | April 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Judy Wajcman, Stanford University

 Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society, Berkeley Institute for Data Science

There is a widespread assumption that digital technologies are radically altering our perception of time: that we live too fast, that time is scarce and that the pace of everyday life is accelerating beyond our control. The iconic image that abounds is that of the frenetic, technologically tethered, iPhone-addicted citizen.

Paradoxically, digital devices are seen as both the cause of time...   More >

Mark Danner in conversation with Robert Hass

Panel Discussion | April 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Mark Danner

 Robert Hass

 Department of English

Mark David Danner is an American writer, journalist, and educator. He is a former staff writer for The New Yorker and frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books. Danner specializes in U.S. foreign affairs, war and politics, and has written articles on Haiti, Central America, the former Yugoslavia, and the Middle East. In 1999, he was named a MacArthur Fellow. Danner is a member of the...   More >