Thursday, March 7, 2019
Conference/Symposium | March 6 – 7, 2019 every day | Hyatt Regency
Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA
Whether youre a startup seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new deals, Venture Summit West presented by youngStartup Ventures - is the event of the year you won't want to miss.
A highly productive venture conference, Venture Summit | West is dedicated to showcasing VCs, Corporate VCs and angel investors committed to funding venture backed, emerging and early stage... More >
Conference/Symposium | March 7 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Chou Hall, Spieker Forum (6th Floor)
When talking about artificial intelligence, or AI, positive social impact is often not the first thing that comes to mind. Some think about AI as an amorphous, hard-to-understand, futuristic technology that will bring about more harm than good. These fears may stem from the complex and opaque nature of AIand key actors across society must come together to discuss, debate, and solve the... More >
Workshop | March 7 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall
The Financial Fair for Personal Finance is an opportunity for UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees to attend workshops, learn about campus resources, and visit with campus financial vendors.
Sponsored by Work/Life Program (UHS), Human Resources, The Retirement Center, and CITRIS.
Workshop | March 7 | 9-9:45 a.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall
Determine how much savings you will need to retire the way you want, understand how much you can save through the UC Retirement Savings Program, discover additional ways to save, and learn strategies to help you protect and grow your savings.
MOOCs and Film Studies: Teaching Hong Kong Cinema Online: Faculty and Graduate Student Seminar/Workshop
Seminar | March 7 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Gina Marchetti, University of Hong Kong
Gina Marchetti will be leading a workshop/seminar for faculty and graduate students on teaching Hong Kong cinema in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Seating is limited. To register, go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kzwUKL4L0TJk0jL44OXF4gYkuQgppCLzSI3urPJkUyE/edit?ts=5c48aec9
Gina Marchetti teaches courses in film, gender and sexuality, critical theory and cultural studies and... More >
Registration Required. To register go to https://www.edx.org/course/hong-kong-cinema-through-global-lens-hkux-hku06-1x
Registration opens February 1. Register online by March 6.
Workshop | March 7 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall
Donald Goldberg, UC Retirement Administration Center
The session addresses the many areas one needs to consider for a successful and satisfying retirement and the benefits available through the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP). Content includes information about monthly retirement income and how it is calculated, cost of living adjustments, and lump sum cash out. The Retirement Savings Program and retiree health and welfare benefits will be discussed.... More >
Course | March 7 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 331 University Hall | Note change in date
Jason Smith, UC Berkeley 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.
Applied Math Seminar: Intrinsic complexity and its scaling law: from approximation of random vectors and rand fields to high frequency waves
Seminar | March 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Hongkai Zhao, UC Irvine
We characterize the intrinsic complexity of a set in a metric space by the least dimension of a linear space that can approximate the set to a given tolerance. This is dual to the characterization using Kolmogorov n-width, the distance from the set to the best n-dimensional linear space. We study the approximation of random vectors (via principal component analysis a.k.a. singular value... More >
Seminar | March 7 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Nikolai Roussanov, Wharton
Joint with Haas Finance Seminar
Seminar | March 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business
John Horton, NYU Stern
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 >
Workshop | March 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, 117 Dwinelle Hall
A brief review of the elements of teaching using Jupyter notebooks and deployment of classes via Jupyterhub.
Workshop | March 7 | 12:15-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall
What you need to know about budgeting, debt and making room for saving.
Panel Discussion | March 7 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | 250 Goldman School of Public Policy
Join us for a discussion about why it costs so much to build in the Bay Area. We'll have Andrew Cussen from RAD Urban along with Elizabeth Kuwada from Eden Housing discuss this topic. Elizabeth Kneebone from the Terner Center for Housing Innovation will moderate.
IB Seminar: Avian ecology and evolution through time and morphospace: insights from eggs and hummingbirds
Seminar | March 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Mary Stoddard, Princeton University
Workshop | March 7 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 356 Barrows Hall
Rachael Samberg, Library
This training will help you navigate the copyright, fair use, and usage rights of including third-party content in your digital project. Whether you seek to embed video from other sources for analysis, post material you scanned from a visit to the archives, add images, upload documents, or more, understanding the basics of copyright and discovering a workflow for answering copyright-related... More >
Seminar | March 7 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Seminar | March 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Peter Aronow, Yale
Seminar | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Gal Mishne, Gibbs Assistant Professor, Yale University
In this talk, I present new unsupervised geometric approaches for extracting structure from large-scale high-dimensional data.
Seminar | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Professor John Marshall, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UC Berkeley
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 >
Colloquium | March 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room
Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez, ASU Regents' Professor; Presidential Motorola Professor of Neighborhood Revitalization; Founding Director Emeritus, School of Transborder Studies; Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change; Emeritus Professor of Anthropology of the University, University of Arizona
Spanish and English have fought a centuries-long battle for dominance in the Southwest North American Region, commonly known as the U.S.-Mexico transborder region. Covering the time period of 1540 to the present, the book provides a deep and broad understanding of the contradictory methods of establishing language supremacy and details the linguistic and cultural processes used by penetrating... More >
Workshop | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall
Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager and Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.
I will go through, step by step, the... More >
Seminar | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
Onja Razafindratsima, College of Charleston
Colloquium | March 7 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Dennis Gaitsgory, Harvard
In their influential series of papers in the 90's, Kazhdan and Lusztig established an equivalence between the category of G(O)-integrable representations of the Kac-Moody Lie algebra and the category of modules over the "big" (i.e., Lusztig's) quantum group. In this talk we will explain what happens if we try to describe in terms of the quantum group the full affine category O. We will also... More >
Presentation | March 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall
Come listen to Professor Ruzena Bajcsy and Professor Gireeja Ranade talk about the interesting research that they do. Join HKN in celebrating the impactful research contributions of female faculty in the Berkeley EECS Department.
Workshop | March 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall
Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.
Panel Discussion | March 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. | David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Celeste Kidd, UC Berkeley; Bruno Olshausen, UC Berkeley; Christos Papadimitriou, Columbia University; Michael Pollan, UC Berkeley
Anil Ananthaswamy, Fall 2018 Simons Institute Journalist in Residence
How does the brain perceive? Does it use the information coming in through the various senses, such as our eyes and ears, and build up a perception of the world outside from the bottom up? Or is it doing something quite different? New thinking in neuroscience suggests that the brain builds models of whats out there and uses these models to interpret the incoming sensory dataan idea that goes... More >