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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Open Seminar: Characterization and Gender, 1800-2008 with Ted Underwood

Seminar | November 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room

 Ted Underwood, Professor in the School of Information Sciences and the English Department, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Department of Comparative Literature, Information, School of, Library, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Professor of English and Information Science Ted Underwood will lead a discussion on the findings of his distant reading study on gender and fiction.

Applied Math Seminar: Convex optimization for multimarginal optimal transport problem with Coulomb cost

Seminar | November 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Yuehaw Khoo, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

We introduce methods from convex optimization to solve the multimarginal transport problem arise in the context of strictly correlated electron density functional theory. Convex relaxations are used to provide outer approximation to the set of $N$-representable 2-marginals and 3-marginals, which in turn provide lower bounds to the energy. We further propose rounding schemes based on tensor...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | November 8 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Dean Karlan, Northwestern University

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | November 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Nancy Qian, Kellogg

 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 >

Excited electronic states: Dielectric screening and hot-electron mediated ion diffusion

Seminar | November 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 André Schleife, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Computational Materials at Berkeley

High-performance computing enables quantum-mechanical studies of material properties with unprecedented accuracy: In particular, many-body perturbation theory is capable of predicting electronic and optical properties in excellent agreement with experiment. Dynamics of excited electrons that interact with fast-moving ions can be investigated accurately and efficiently using real-time...   More >

IB Seminar: The ecology and cell biology of life history evolution

Seminar | November 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Didem Sarikaya, University of California, Davis

 Department of Integrative Biology

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | November 8 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | November 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Learning Movement and Social Behaviors in Multi-Agent Settings

Seminar | November 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Igor Mordatch, Senior Research Scientist, Open AI

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will discuss how principles of optimal control, learning, and model-based reasoning can be used to generate and explain a broad range of human movement behaviors, from locomotion to dexterous manipulation, applicable both in simulation and on physical robot platforms.

TDPS Speaker Series: The Making of Antíkoni

Panel Discussion | November 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Jenni(f)er Tamayo, Director and TDPS Graduate Student, UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; Beth Piatote, Playwright and Associate Professor, Native American Studies, UC Berkeley's Department of Ethnic Studies; Mark Griffith, Professor of Classics and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; Catherine Cole, Divisional Dean of Arts, University of Washington, School of Drama, University of Washington

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Department of Classics, Native American Studies, Arts + Design, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

This panel offers diverse perspectives on the intellectual, practical, and political aspects of making the play, 'Antíkoni', presented in staged readings at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology on November 6-7, 2018. The panelists will discuss the play’s engagement with the Sophocles tragedy 'Antigone', the contemporary conflicts over human remains, and the play’s inaugural reading in the Hearst Museum.

Public Opinion on Policy Solutions:: The Role of Equivalence Frames, Policy Scope, and Party Cues

Colloquium | November 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Laura Stoker Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Our research brings together insights from three disparate literatures—on equivalence framing, scope sensitivity, and party cue-taking—to study public opinion on policies designed to ameliorate problems facing the nation, including the opioid crisis, gun violence, identity theft, failing infrastructure, domestic violence, pollution, teenage bullying, and access to health care.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Some applications of analytic techniques to geometric and dynamical system problems

Colloquium | November 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Colin Guillarmou, Orsay

 Department of Mathematics

We review new results based on harmonic and microlocal analysis in order to obtain positive answers to certain geometric inverse problems and questions about dynamical systems going back to Smale and Fried.

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color): Research opportunities for who? FOR YOU!!

Workshop | November 8 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about the different research opportunities on campus and how to best prepare for applying to them.

Modeling Perspective and Parallax to Tell the Story of Genre Fiction with Ted Underwood

Seminar | November 8 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room

 Ted Underwood, Professor in the School of Information Sciences and the English Department, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Department of Comparative Literature, Information, School of, Library, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Ted Underwood will discuss his work with predictive models of genre literature to explore how implicit assumptions about genre consolidate or change across time.

Eileen Myles in conversation with Stephen Best

Panel Discussion | November 8 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Nourse Theater

 275 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94117

 Eileen Myles

 Stephen Best, Associate Professor, Berkeley English

 City Arts and Lectures, KQED

Stephen Best will be interviewing Eileen Myles for the City Arts & Lectures program at the Nourse Theater in San Francisco on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 7:30pm.

Please consider attending the interview. You can purchase tickets by calling 415-393-4400 or by visiting the City Arts and Lectures website. KQED will also rebroadcast the interview on November 16, 2018.

Eileen Myles is the...   More >

$29.00 Single admission

  Buy tickets online or by calling 415-392-4400