Thursday, September 27, 2018
Course | September 27 – 28, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | The Law Building
The GC Institute is an executive level program designed for high potential legal executives looking to develop and enhance their leadership skills. We are unique in that we focus specifically on legal leadership challenges, rather than technology, sales or general leadership as do many other programs. Our sessions are taught and facilitated by Fortune 1000 General Counsel and UC Berkeley faculty... More >
Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "Extrapolative Beliefs in the Cross-section: What Can We Learn from the Crowds?"
Seminar | September 27 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business
Xing Huang, Washington University in St. Louis
Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar
Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Supply chain enforcement of labor law: Experimental evidence from Bangladeshs apparel sector"
Seminar | September 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Laura Boudreau, UC Berkeley
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 >
SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Fighting mosquito-borne diseases with genomics, machine learning and likelihood functions
Seminar | September 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West
John Marshall, Assistant Professor in Residence, School of Public Health
Malaria, dengue, Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases continue to pose a major global health burden through much of the world, despite the widespread distribution of insecticide-based tools and antimalarial drugs. Consequently, there is interest in novel strategies to control these diseases, including the release of mosquitoes transfected with Wolbachia and engineered with CRISPR-based gene... More >
Workshop | September 27 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Marsha Podd, RN
Wondering how to initiate peaceful detachments at bedtime, encourage routines and cues for your babys/toddlers sleep? With over 30 years experience working with infants and children, Marsha Podd will offer practical advice, knowledgeable insights and tips on how to create a healthy sleep environment for you and your family. Whether you are pregnant, have a newborn, or are raising a toddler (or... More >
(CANCELED) IB Seminar: Recent Advances in Fertility Preservation using Non-Traditional Animal Models
Seminar | September 27 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building | Canceled
Pierre Comizzoli, Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute
Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "Tax Advantages and Imperfect Competition in Auctions for Municipal Bonds"
Seminar | September 27 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
joint with Public Finance
Seminar 231, Public Finance Seminar: "Tax Advantages and Imperfect Competition in Auctions for Municipal Bonds"
Seminar | September 27 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
joint with Labor
Conference/Symposium | September 27 | 2:30-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 150 Colloquia Room, Berkeley Way West Building
Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology is hosting its fourth Annual IDV MPH Students Field Study Symposium. Please join us to learn the fascinating projects related to infectious diseases of summer field study of IDV MPH students.
Colloquium | September 27 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Moon Duchin, Tufts
A great deal of fundamental mathematics has been directed at the question of "hearing the shape of a drum," or reading geometric features of a plane domain or manifold off from its Laplace spectrum. I'll address a parallel question in symbolic dynamics: if you have a Euclidean polygon and only know the sequences of sides struck in succession by billiard trajectories—that is, the bounce... More >
Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Identifying distributions in a panel model with heteroskedasticity: an application to earnings volatility."
Seminar | September 27 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Irene Botosaru, Simon Fraser University
Panel Discussion | September 27 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Mike Buckley, Convent and Stuart Hall High Schools; Adrianne Francisco, Drew School; Ashley Leyba, BASIS Independent Fremont; Joseph Nejad-Duong, Fremont High School; Rachel Reinhard, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project; Tim Rose, Berkeley City College
Six alumni of Berkeley History will discuss their career trajectories and current work in education. The panelists work in public and private middle and high schools, community colleges, and in academic adjacent roles in higher education.
The panel and Q&A will be followed by a reception with opportunities for networking.
A Conversation on Rent Control + Fall Open House: Presented by the Terner Center and the Berkeley Real Estate Club
Panel Discussion | September 27 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
Matt Levin, CalMatters
Dr. Jennifer Martinez, Executive Director, Faith in Action
Terner Center for Housing Innovation, Berkeley Real Estate Club (BERC)
Rent control remains one of the most divisive urban policy issues, especially in the Bay. Come learn from a diverse group of experts about the research, trade offs, and potential paths forward. Panelists include Ahdi Nagraj (SF Director of SPUR), Dr. Brian Asquith (NBER/Upjohn Institute), and Dr. Jennifer Martinez (Executive Director, Faith in Action). Moderated by Matt Levin from CalMatters. The... More >
Archaeological Perspectives on Fire and People: From Ancient Neanderthals to Contemporary California
Panel Discussion | September 27 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Kent Lightfoot, Professor, Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Ruth Tringham, Professor Emerita, Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Linn Gassaway, Heritage Program Manager, Lassen National Forest; Tim Gill, Visiting Scholar, Archaeological Research Facility
John Holson, Principal, Pacific Legacy, Inc.
This event brings together archaeologists from UC Berkeleys Archaeological Research Facility and the US Forest Service in a panel discussion exploring what we might learn from humanity's long experience with fire.