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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

ReGen18 Conference

Conference/Symposium | May 1 – 4, 2018 every day |  Impact Hub San Francisco

 1885 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 Center for Responsible Business

Join the Regenerative Movement at ReGen18!

When: May 1-4,2018

Where: Impact HubSan Francisco

Register to attend: Use code R30_BerkeleyHaas for a 30% discount off registration: http://bit.ly/2EUdw0B

We are only days away from the launch of ReGen18! You won’t want to miss this opportunity. Join us May 1-4 in the heart of theMission District at Impact Hub San Francisco. We will be...   More >

Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry RTG Workshop

Seminar | April 30 – May 4, 2018 every day | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Evans Hall, 1015 and 740

 Max Lieblich, Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep

 Department of Mathematics

During RRR week (4/30-5/4), the number theory and arithmetic geometry RTG will be holding a workshop. The workshop will have lecture series in the mornings and discussion/problem solving sessions in the afternoons in small groups. Max Lieblich will be giving a lecture series on recent progress on the Tate conjectures, and Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep will be lecturing about group theory and...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Device Physics and Materials Properties of Two-Dimensional Semiconductors

Presentation | May 1 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Cory Hall, Wang Room / 531

 Sujay Desai, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Two-dimensional (2D) materials like MoS2 and WSe2 are semiconducting analogues to graphene and consist of atomically-thin layers held together by weak van der Waals (vdW) forces. By way of vdW forces, these ultrathin semiconductors can be mechanically exfoliated down to a monolayer of material (~0.7 nm thick). Monolayer 2D materials have large bandgaps, some of which exhibit direct band gap...   More >

Bristol Myers Squibb Lecture in Organic Chemistry: Enantioselective and Remote C–H Activation Reactions

Seminar | May 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Jin-Quan Yu, The Scripps Research Institute

 College of Chemistry

The vast majority of directed C–H activation reactions proceed via cyclometallation, in which a strongly coordinating functional group binds to the metal and facilitates cleavage of a proximate C–H bond. These substrates driven reactions become problematic background reactions for developing enantioselective C–H activation reactions. The use of weak coordination from substrates to direct metal...   More >

Impact Investing Practicum Fireside Chat

Seminar | May 1 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Haas School of Business, N340+344, Chou Hall

 Center for Responsible Business

The new impact investing practicum will present the final recommendations they made to their clients during a fireside chat on Tuesday, May 1st from 11AM - 1PM. Students this year were paired with: SF Foundation, Tin Shed Ventures, CIM, and Cambridge Associates. Please join us to learn more about the great work student teams completed this spring.

Crossing Institutional Boundaries: Health, Agency, and Constraint 

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

 2420 Bowditch street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Vicky Gomez, Dr.P.H. candidate in the School of Public Health, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley; Renee Mack , Ph.D. candidate in the School of Social Welfare, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

 Troy Duster, Chancellor's Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley, and Emeritus Silver Professor, Department of Sociology, New York University, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Vicky Gomez | Digital Storytelling and Colorectal Cancer Screening Intention in a Latino Church Community Setting

Renee Mack | Patient Satisfaction with Mandated Psychiatric Treatment: Commitment, Care, and the Intersection of Criminal Justice and Mental Health

Troy Duster as respondent 

Development Lunch: "The Impact of Accepting Card Payments on Small Business Profits and Growth" and TBA

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

 Sean Higgins; Samuel Muhula

 Department of Economics

K-POP/M-POP/HIP-HOP--A Korea/Mongolia Mixtape: Youth, Expression, and the New Nationalism in East Asia

Panel Discussion | May 1 | 2-4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

A panel of scholars discuss and compare emergent themes in popular culture and politics in Korea and Mongolia, illustrated with clips from music and performance.

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 291, Departmental Seminar: "Narratives, Imperatives, and Moral Reasoning"

Seminar | May 1 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jean Tirole, TSE

 Department of Economics

Note change in time

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The Maximal Rank Theorem

Seminar | May 1 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Joe Harris, Harvard University

 Department of Mathematics

The Brill-Noether theorem establishes a fundamental link between the classical notion of a curve in projective space, given as the zero locus of polynomials, and the (relatively) modern notion of an abstract curve. Specifically, it tell us when and how a general abstract curve can be embedded in $\mathbf{P^r}$.

But that’s just the opening line of the story: having embedded our abstract curve...   More >

Bristol-Myers Squibb Seminar in Organic Chemistry: Novel PET radioligands for non-invasive imaging of the PD-1/PD-L1 immune checkpoint pathway

Seminar | May 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 David Donnelly, Senior Research Investigator, Bristol-Myers Squibb

 College of Chemistry

David J. Donnelly completed his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 2006 from the University of Buffalo with a focus on the synthesis of sulfur, selenium and tellurium containing rhodamine dyes for use in photodynamic therapy. After receiving his Ph.D. he conducted his post-doctoral research with Professor Mike Kilbourn at the University of Michigan, where he worked on the synthesis and design of both...   More >

K-POP/M-POP/HIP-HOP--A Korea/Mongolia Mixtape Youth, Expression, and the New Nationalism in East Asia

Colloquium | May 1 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Eun-young Jung, Independent Scholar; Franck Bille, UC Berkeley

 Brian Baumann, UC Berkeley

 Peter K. Marsh, Cal State East Bay; Donna Kwon, University of Kentucky; Charlotte D'Evelyn, Loyola Marymount University; Kendra Van Nyhuis, UC Berkeley; Marissa Smith, San Jose State; Stephanie Choi, UC Santa Barbara

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

A panel of scholars discuss and compare emergent themes in popular culture and politics in Korea and Mongolia.

Young Scholars Research Symposium: A celebration of student excellence

Conference/Symposium | May 1 | 4-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Rebecca Dharmapalan, Senior: Sociology (major) and Human Rights (minor)

 Adora Svitak, Senior: Development Studies (major) and South Asian Studies (minor)

 Prathyush Parasuraman, Senior: South Asian Studies (major) and Economics (major)

 Raveena Samra, Senior: Anthropology (major) and Creative Writing (minor)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Office of Undergraduate Research

UC Berkeley student scholarship on cultural, political, and religious norms in South Asia.

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"More than a Penny's Worth: Left-Digit Bias and Firm Pricing"

Seminar | May 1 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Avner Shlain, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

The Long Haul: Best Practices for Making Your Digital Project Last

Workshop | May 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Doe Library, Doe Library 303

 Stacy Reardon, Library; Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer


You've invested a lot of work in creating a digital project, but how do you ensure it has staying power? We'll look at choices you can make at the beginning of project development to influence sustainability, best practices for documentation and asset management, and how to sunset your project in a way that ensures long-term access for future researchers.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Linkage, Curves, and Koszul homology

Seminar | May 1 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Justin Chen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We conclude the linkage portion of the student seminar, by completing the proof of the theorem of Lazarsfeld-Rao that general curves of high degree are minimal in their linkage class. Time permitting, we will also discuss how Koszul homology behaves under linkage, including properties like being strongly Cohen-Macaulay or sliding depth.