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Friday, November 2, 2018

Essig Brunch: Nick Booster

Seminar | November 2 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Entomology, Essig Museum of

This weeks theme focuses on “Not feeling well? Maybe don’t eat your kids: a search for the putative etiologic agent of increased egg cannibalism in the beneficial insect Geocoris pallens.”

Essig Brunch is a weekly seminar series focused on arthropod science (insects, spiders, scorpions, etc.) hosted by the Entomology Students Organization.

2018 Midterm Election: Blue Wave or Red Wall? A Pre-Election Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion | November 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 820, Social Science Matrix

 Mark DiCamillo, Director, Berkeley IGS Poll; Samantha Luks, Managing Director, Scientific Research, San Francisco, YouGov; Eric McGhee, Research Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California; Laura Stoker, Associate Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Jack Citrin, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Citrin Center for Public Opinion Research, Social Science Matrix, Public Law and Policy Center

Blue Wave or Red Wall? Join a pre-election panel discussion on the 2018 Midterm Election.

When Capitalism Changes Direction: Political Engagements with our Invested Selves

Seminar | November 2 | 12-2 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Michel Feher, Philosopher; Editor, Near Futures (Zone Books); President, Cette France-là

 The Program in Critical Theory

Throughout capitalism’s golden age, corporations identified success with sustained profitability, national governments obsessed about economic growth, and private citizens were expected to pursue their own interests, whether they perceived such a pursuit as an individual matter or the cement of class solidarity. With the ascendancy of financial institutions, however, a new order of priorities has...   More >

A World Alight: Tools of Illumination

Panel Discussion | November 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 242 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Alison Post, Associate Professor, Political Science and Global Metropolitan Studies; Damon Young, Assistant Professor, French and Film & Media; Grace Lavery, Assistant Professor, English; Hertha Sweet Wong, Professor, English; Kathleen Donegan, Associate Professor, English; Lok Siu, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies and Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies

 Student Learning Center (SLC) Writing Program

In celebration of Berkeley’s 150th birthday and in the spirit of Fiat Lux, this faculty panel discusses the role of writing in bringing new knowledge to light. Panelists will share the writing practices and tools they use to shape academic discourse and create meaningful scholarship.

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Pathways to deep decarbonization in the US: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | November 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Jim Williams, Professor, University of San Francisco

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

ESPM Seminar: Using Behavioral Ecology in Wildlife Management

Seminar | November 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Julie Young, Professor, Utah State University

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

Julie Young, Assoc. professor at Utah State University will speak on using behavioral ecology in wildlife management.

Labor Lunch: Outside Options, Bargaining and Wages: Evidence from Coworker Networks

Seminar | November 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Sydnee Caldwell, MIT

 Center for Labor Economics

You are welcome to bring your lunch ~ food will not be provided

Diesel Emissions, Pollution, and Health Outcomes

Seminar | November 2 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall

 Hannes Schwandt, Northwestern University/Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | November 2 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/7, Salsa will be 10/19, Hula / Polynesian will be11/2, and Zumba / Salsa will be 12/7. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Managing Compute at Google Scale

Seminar | November 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 (Woz)

 Steven Hand, Google

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Google deploys and operates a huge amount of computing capacity around the globe. In this talk I will provide an overview of Borg, the cluster management system used coordinate this work, discuss the challenges introduced due to new hardware and software systems, and look to future needs and capabilities.

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: One Direction for Nonconvex Aubry-Mather Theory

Seminar | November 2 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Hong Suh, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Aubry-Mather theory is focused on a special family of invariant measures of Hamiltonian dynamics, for Hamiltonians which are convex in the momentum variable. The development of the theory requires the Lagrangian viewpoint. Therefore it is difficult to extend the results to the nonconvex case. We review the classical setting and study one possible direction for nonconvex Aubry-Mather theory, put...   More >

MENA Salon: The Jamal Khashoggi Case and Regional Rivalries

Workshop | November 2 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The Jamal Khashoggi case has had an enormous impact on international relations in the Middle East. Turkey has been at the center of the investigation, providing key evidence to the global audience, pinning Saudi Arabia and MBS to the crime. This has given them a moral high ground despite their abysmal track record with protecting journalists and securing free speech. Given the irony of the...   More >

Facilitating Diverse Collection and Curation in Web Crawling and Indexing and Blockchain: What's Not To Like?

Seminar | November 2 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Matt Bayley, Mark Graham, and David S. H. Rosenthal

 Information, School of

Facilitating Diverse Collection and Curation in Web Crawling and Indexing
(Matt Bayley & Mark Graham)
We propose to create an open and publicly available index of the public web. Building on the 22 year history of Internet Archiveâs effort to archive, and make available, web pages (URLs) we will construct a publicly accessible list of web sites (hosts). We will provide a variety...   More >

Special Topology Seminar: The algebra and topology of “quantum cellular automata” (qca)

Seminar | November 2 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Michael Freedman, Microsoft Research Station Q

 Department of Mathematics

qca are locality preserving automorphisms of the endomorphism algebra of degrees of freedom (say qubits) scattered over a manifold. The locality hypothesis allows manifold topology, immersion theory, Kiby’s torus trick, and homotopy theory to interact with the usual discussions of $C^*$ algebras. I’ll explain a few results and open problems.

Hydrogen Isotope Separation using Metal-Organic Frameworks

Seminar | November 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Stephen FitzGerald, Departments of Physics and Astronomy, Oberlin College & Conservatory

 College of Chemistry

Deuterated materials are used extensively within chemistry research and nuclear power generation. The required deuterium is currently isolated through a highly inefficient process that relies on minute differences in chemical behavior. Recently a new approached has emerged based on the quantum zero-point energy of the adsorbed isotopes within porous materials. In my talk I will show how a...   More >