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Thursday, April 26, 2018

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | April 26 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Dissertation Talk: Power Management for Li-ion Battery to Processor Core Supply: A direct Power Delivery Scheme Enabled with a Hybrid DC-DC Converter Approach

Seminar | April 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 531 Cory Hall

 Yongjun Li

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Due to limited platform size, most portable and wearable electronics call for a compact power management achitecture with high efficiency and high power density. The conventional buck converter requires bulky magnetics that consume a large amount of board areas. The switched capacitor (SC) converter, though promising for a fully integrated solution, is not efficient for continuous voltage...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Exploratory model analysis for machine learning

Seminar | April 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 405 Soda Hall

 Biye Jiang, UC Berkeley, Department of EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Machine learning is growing in importance in many different fields. However, it is still very hard for users to tune hyper-parameters when optimizing their models, or perform a comprehensive and interpretable diagnosis for complex models like deep neural nets. Existing developer tool like TensorBoard only provides limited functionality which usually visualizes model statistics based on metrics...   More >

Publish Digital Books and Open Textbooks with Pressbooks

Workshop | April 26 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle 117 (Level D)

 Maria Gould


If you're looking to self-publish work of any length and want an easy-to-use tool that offers a high degree of customization, allows flexibility with publishing formats (EPUB, MOBI, PDF), and provides web-hosting options, Pressbooks may be great for you. Pressbooks is often the tool of choice for academics creating digital books, open textbooks, and open educational resources, since you can...   More >

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Econ 235, Financial Economics: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 26 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Jennifer La'O, Columbia University

 Department of Economics

ESPM Seminar Series - Eric Dougherty

Seminar | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. |  Mulford Hall

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

Join us for the 2018 Distinguished Lecture by an ESPM Student - Eric Dougherty of the Getz Lab.

Coffee will be served in 139 Mulford Hall. Please bring your own mug.

This event is open to the public.

Adversarial Machine Learning

Seminar | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Doug Tygar, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

Please join us on April 26, 2018 at 12pm for an interactive seminar focused on adversarial machine learning, featuring Doug Tygar, Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley and Professor of Information Management at UC Berkeley. This event is presented as part of the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity's 2018 Spring Seminar Series.

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Professor Doug Tygar

The Political Economy of Intervention: Education and Biomedicine in the Neoliberal Era

Colloquium | April 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Duster Room

 2420 Bowditch street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 René Espinoza Kissell, Ph.D. Candidate, Education Policy and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, University of California, Berkeley; Anthony Wright, Ph.D. candidate in Medical Anthropology at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, University of California, Berkeley

 Sandra Smith, Professor of Sociology and the Interim Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California, Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Rene Kissell | "The Enduring Financial 'Crisis' of Urban School Districts: A Case Study of the Political Evolution of the Portfolio Strategy" 

Anthony Wright | "Black Families, Cancer, and the Existential Weight of Racism"   

Sandra Smith as respondent |Professor of Sociology and the Interim Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California,...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | April 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Fabrizio Zilibotti, Yale

 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 >

Living With Teens Without Losing Your Mind (BEUHS364)

Workshop | April 26 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Julie Johnson, Parent Educator, Hand in Hand Parenting

 Work/Life Program

Now that they’re a teenager, you need a whole new set of instructions:
· It’s hard to know how to stay close to them when they’re pushing you away.
· You’re triggered by everything they say—especially that rude, snarky talk—but somewhere deep down inside you still love them.
· You have little patience for their irritability and moodiness, but you know you have to be the loving adult.
·...   More >

Core Essentials for Better Posture (BEUHS402)

Workshop | April 26 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

Improve your posture through awareness and exercise. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance. Wear comfortable clothing. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Reframing Tech Speaker Series with Dr. Marcia Linn: Education, Equity, and Underrepresentation in STEM

Seminar | April 26 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Dr. Marcia Linn, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Bias Busters is hosting the Reframing Tech Speaker Series in Spring & Fall 2018 to start a discussion about the issues underlying the lack of representation of people of color, women, people with disabilities, and other minorities in STEM, as well as wider ethical issues in tech. Each talk will be followed by a discussion about actionable steps we can all take – as students, faculty, staff;...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Statistical Arbitrage

Seminar | April 26 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: George Papanicolaou, Stanford

 Center for Risk Management Research

Statistical arbitrage is a collection of trading algorithms that are widely used today but can have very uneven performance, depending on their detailed implementation. I will introduce these methods and explain how  the data used as trading signals are prepared so that they depend weakly on market dynamics but have adequate statistical regularity. The trading algorithm itself will be presented...   More >

IB Seminar: Saviors of the reef?: Context-dependent control of algae by coral reef fish

Seminar | April 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Mike Gil, University of California, Davis

 Department of Integrative Biology

A Learning-Based Approach to Safety in Robotic Systems

Presentation | April 26 | 1-2 p.m. | 337B Cory Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

As robotic systems become more pervasive, the need for algorithms that can ensure their safety becomes paramount. In this talk we propose a novel framework for ensuring safety in such systems. This framework is amenable to data-driven methods that learn about the system's safety through observations.

TBSI Seminar - Electrochemistry and Membrane-Based Water Treatment: Synergies and Challenges

Seminar | April 26 | 2-3 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Room 250

 Dr. David Jassby, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California – Los Angeles

 Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute

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 - Youngryel Ryu

Seminar | April 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

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

Youngryel Ryu, Associate Professor, Seoul National University shares his talk, "Integration of near-surface and satellite remote sensing to monitor land-atmosphere interactions from the leaf to global scales"

Coffee will be served at 2:00 PM in 139 Mulford Hall. Please bring a reusable mug.

This event is open to the public.

Deciphering the Dynamics of the Unconscious Brain Under General Anesthesia

Seminar | April 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Emery Brown , Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

French Animals from Louis XIV to the Revolution

Panel Discussion | April 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 4229 Dwinelle Hall

 Pierre Serna, University of Paris I — Panthéon-Sorbonne; Peter Sahlins, History, UC Berkeley; David Bates, Rhetoric, UC Berkeley

 Department of History

Pierre Serna and Peter Sahlins will discuss their respective books, "Like Beasts: Political History of the Animal in Revolution (1750-1840)" and "1668: The Year of the Animal in France." They will be joined by David Bates, author of "Enlightenment Aberrations: Error and Revolution in France."

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Network Formation: Weighted Digraph with Partitioned Vertices"

Seminar | April 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Seongjoo Min, UCB

 Department of Economics

French Animals from Louis XIV to the Revolution

Panel Discussion | April 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 4229 Dwinelle Hall

Pierre Serna, Peter Sahlins, David Bates, Department of History

 Department of History

A conversation between Pierre Serna, Peter Sahlins (History, Berkeley) & David Bates (Rhetoric, Berkeley). Part II of a series of two talks. Part I (April 23): "Whither the French Revolution?". A talk by Pierre Serna (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) with comments by Carla Hesse (History, Berkeley).
& Susan Maslan (French, Berkeley).

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Metric collapsing of hyperkahler K3 surfaces

Colloquium | April 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Song Sun, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A K3 surface is a simply connected compact complex surface with trivial canonical bundle. Moduli space of K3 surfaces has been extensively studied in algebraic geometry and it can be characterized in terms of the period map by the Torelli theorem. The differential geometric significance is that every K3 surface admits a hyperkahler metric (a metric whose holonomy group is SU(2)), which is in...   More >

Book Talk: Figuring Korean Futures: Children’s Literature in Modern Korea

Colloquium | April 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Dafna Zur, Stanford University

 Steven Lee, UC Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Figuring Korean Futures is the story of the emergence and development of writing for children in modern Korea. This privileged location enabled writers and illustrators, educators and psychologists, intellectual elite and laypersons to envision the child as a powerful antidote to the present and as an uplifting metaphor of colonial Korea's future.

Book Talk: Grateful Nation: Student Veterans and the Rise of the Military-Friendly Campus

Reading - Nonfiction | April 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library (227 Haviland Hall)

 Ellen Moore, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

 Library, Institute for the Study of Society Issues

Grateful Nation: Student Veterans and the Rise of the Military-Friendly Campus (Duke University Press) traces the college experiences of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans on California college campuses. Ellen Moore's book findings challenge the popular narrative that explain student veterans' academic difficulties, while showing how these narratives lead to suppression of campus debates about...   More >

Grateful Nation: Student Veterans and the Rise of the Military-Friendly Campus

Building Equitable and Inclusive Food Systems at UC Berkeley: Foodscape Mapping Project Policy Town Hall

Colloquium | April 26 | 5-7 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley Food Institute

From 2015 to 2018, the Berkeley Food Institute collected data on the entities at UC Berkeley who participate in food-related learning and practice on campus—encompassing teaching, student and faculty research, student organizations, administrative decisions and initiatives, and dining services and procurement—with the goal of revealing barriers to the full participation of historically...   More >

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Max Elbaum in Conversation with Colleen Lye and Joshua Clover

Panel Discussion | April 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Max Elbaum

 Colleen Lye, Professor, Berkeley English; Joshua Clover, Professor, UC Davis, Department of English

 Department of English

Elbaum will discuss his book Revolution in the Air: Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao, and Che with Colleen Lye (UC Berkeley) and Joshua Clover (UC Davis).