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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

What is the role of the textbook?

Workshop | April 17 | 9 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Professional Development for Educators

Join Bay Area educators to discuss considerations for textbook adoption, the role of the textbook in history classrooms, and what a H-SS Framework-aligned classroom looks like. You can explore some textbook and Framework resources.

Andrew Streitwieser Lecture in Organic Chemistry: Chemical Information Processing

Seminar | April 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Chris Hunter, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

 College of Chemistry

This presentation will describe two different projects dealing with communication of chemical information in molecular systems: synthetic information molecules and transmembrane signal transduction.

Between women and their wombs: Contested sites for postcolonial aspirations

Colloquium | April 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Adeola Oni-Orisan, PhD Candidate, Medical Anthropology, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco

 Center for African Studies

This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.

Development Lunch: "The impact of rain shocks on students’ performance in Benin"

Seminar | April 17 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Yasmine Bekkouche

 Department of Economics

3-Manifold Seminar: Diagrams on surfaces and an invariant of virtual spatial graphs

Seminar | April 17 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Knots and spatial graphs can be represented as diagrams, which are planar graphs with special $4$-valent vertices for the crossings. Kauffman proposed considering diagrams on non-planar surfaces as well, and the corresponding objects are called virtual knots and virtual spatial graphs. In this talk, I will describe the Brauer category (a Tempereley-Lieb-like category for diagrams on surfaces), an...   More >

The New Food Industry on Wheels: Legalizing Street Vending in Oakland

Presentation | April 17 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Emilia Otero, La Placita Commercial Kitchen

 Alliance for Sustainable Economies

Come learn about street vending in Oakland and the organizing that spurred the City of Oakland to pass its first mobile food vending ordinance in 2001, as well as how the fight for equity in food vending continues as the City implements its new Mobile Food Vending regulations today.

Seminar 237/281, Macro/International Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

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

 Ernesto Pasten

 Department of 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.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "Heterogenous Priors, Private Information, and Trade"

Seminar | April 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Erik Eyster, London School of Economics

 Department of Economics

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Partial progress towards construction of global 1 equivariant wave maps into $S^2$

Seminar | April 17 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Mohandas Pillai, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss some partial progress towards the construction of global in time solutions to the energy critical wave maps equation with $S^2$ target, in the 1 equivariance class.

Boundary Infrastructures: Sovereignty and the Politics of Classification

Colloquium | April 17 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Duster Room

 2420 Bowditch street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Eunice Lee, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley; Ryan Rhadigan, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Rhetoric with a concentration in Critical Theory, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

 Leti Volpp , Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor, Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Eunice Lee | 'Entry,' Borders, and the Detention of Asylum Seekers

Ryan Rhadigan | Surveying the Reservoir: Public Records and the Archival Logics of the Oroville Dam   

Leti Volpp as respondent 
Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice, UC Berkeley

Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium: Neural oscillations: What we're doing wrong

Colloquium | April 17 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Brad Voytek, Professor, Department of Cognitive Science, UCSD

 Department of Psychology

Design Field Notes: Robert Kett

Seminar | April 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Curator Robert Kett will speak at Jacobs Hall, discussing work that includes SFMOMA's exhibition, "Designed in California" and the museum's engagement with California's design ecosystem.

The Future of University Continuing Education: The 60 Year Curriculum and What It Means for Higher Education

Seminar | April 17 | 4-5 p.m. | Evans Hall, 766/768 Conference Room

 Gary W. Matkin, Ph.D., Dean, Continuing Education / Vice Provost, Career Pathways, University of California, Irvine

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Martin Trow’s 1973 description of what he called universal higher education remains a startlingly accurate prediction of the continuing evolution of universities and their relationship to society. Among Trow’s predictions were the merging of life and learning, the proliferation of education providers, the increased use of technology, and the steady shift of the control over what is taught and...   More >

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Dean Gary W. Matkin

David Chandler Seminar in Physical Chemistry: Dissecting direct and indirect intermolecular forces in simple and polar liquids

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

 Prof. John Weeks, Institute for Physical Science and Technology and Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Maryland

 College of Chemistry

A characteristic feature of David Chandler's research was his ability to extend simple physical pictures and theoretical constructs in surprising new directions, often challenging conventional wisdom in the field. Here I mention three examples, all dealing with the interplay between strong short ranged intermolecular forces and more slowly varying long ranged van der Waals or Coulomb forces in...   More >

By Design: Graphics and Images Basics

Workshop | April 17 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle Hall 117 (Level D)

 Lynn Cunningham, Library; Eugene De La Rosa


In this hands-on workshop, we will learn how to create web graphics for your digital publishing projects and websites. We will cover topics such as: image editing tools in Photoshop; image resolution for the web; sources for free public domain and Creative Commons images; and image upload to publishing tools such as WordPress. If possible, please bring a laptop with Photoshop installed.

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Complex Disclosure"

Seminar | April 17 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Ginger Zhe Jin, University of Maryland

 Department of Economics

Changing the Way We See Native America: Matika Wilbur, Photographer

Colloquium | April 17 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Matika Wilbur, Photographer

 UC Berkeley Native American Staff Council, American Indian Graduate Program, American Indian Graduate Student Association, Native American Studies, Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues, Division of Equity & Inclusion, Chancellor's Office, Human Resources

Join us for an evening of discussion as Wilbur presents "Changing the Way We See Native America," providing remarkable insights into contemporary Native American life, driving the conversation forward to encourage U.S. citizens to evolve beyond the appropriation and neglect of indigenous images and traditions through a new model of awareness, with honest photographic representation and direct...   More >