<< Thursday, April 18, 2019 >>

Thursday, April 18, 2019

GUH Symposium: “Techniques of Memory: Landscape, Iconoclasm, Medium and Power”

Conference/Symposium | April 17 – 18, 2019 every day |  David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA

 College of Environmental Design

Before World War II, Robert Musil famously claimed that there was nothing in this world as invisible as a monument. Yet, recent events in Charlottesville, New Orleans, and elsewhere signal Musil might have been mistaken: monuments and memorials can be...   More >

[Peterson Speaker Series] Leading the Pack: How Companies are Collaborating to Tackle Plastic Packaging Waste

Panel Discussion | April 18 | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Hall

 Institute for Business and Social Impact

REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peterson-speaker-series-leading-the-pack-how-companies-are-collaborating-to-tackle-plastic-tickets-59140852883

According to the EPA, “containers and packaging make up a major portion of municipal solid waste (MSW), amounting to 77.9 million tons of generation in 2015.” The issue of plastic packaging waste is a complex, universal issue. Our culture of “...   More >

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: On the stability of black holes

Seminar | April 18 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Jérémie Szeftel, Université Pierre et Marie Curie

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss a joint work with Sergiu Klainerman on the stability of Schwarzschild as a solution to the Einstein vacuum equations with initial data subject to a certain symmetry class.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | April 18 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 331 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 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.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Formal and Informal Firm Dynamics"

Seminar | April 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Gabriel Ulyssea, Oxford

 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 >

Core Essentials for Better Posture (BEUHS402)

Workshop | April 18 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

Improve your posture through awareness and exercise. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance. Wear comfortable clothing. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Innovative Approaches to Accountability in Yemen

Panel Discussion | April 18 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 12 The Law Building

 Tara Vassefi, Truepic; Rawan Shaif, Bellingcat; Dearbhla Minogue, Global Legal Action Network; Félim McMahon, Human Rights Center

 Human Rights Center

Join us for a discussion on how innovative, multi-disciplinary investigative and legal approaches are being brought to bear on the situation in Yemen—including the use of user-generated content and online open-source investigation to measure civilian harm, investigate potential war crimes, and examine the role of the arms trade.

  RSVP online

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 18 | 1-5:30 p.m. |  Stanford GSB

 Department of Economics

Joint Seminar with Stanford

Disputing an inheritance in Hellenistic Egypt: An Egyptian family goes to the Greek courts

Seminar | April 18 | 2-4 p.m. | 479 Bancroft Library

 Katelijn Vandorpe, KU Leuven

 Center for the Tebtunis Papyri

The Erbstreit papyri are a bilingual (Demotic-Greek) dossier that was assembled, as their name indicates, as a result of inheritance disputes. They were once part of a family archive kept in the Upper Egyptian town of Pathyris (modern Gebelein). The disputes started after the death of a woman called Tamenos, when her sister and her nieces claimed the large plots of land that she had...   More >

A Generation Under Pressure: Talking mental health at UC Berkeley

Panel Discussion | April 18 | 2:30-4 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Richard Scheffler, Professor, School of Public Health & Public Policy

 Chancellor Carol Christ, UC Berkeley; Guy Nicolette, Assistant Vice Chancellor, University Health Services; Sam Ku, Internal Director, ASUC Mental Health Commission

 Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans

Join us for a conversation about mental health at UC Berkeley featuring:

- A panel discussion with Chancellor Carol Christ

- Results from a new study documenting the rise of anxiety disorders on college campuses

- A reception with the Berkeley student mental health community, student leaders, mental health professionals, and campus administrators

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Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Causal Panel Data Models and the Role of the Assignment Mechanism"

Seminar | April 18 | 3-4 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Guido Imbens, Stanford

 Department of Economics

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2019

Seminar | April 18 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Pablo Rodriguez Lozano

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

Pablo Rodriguez Lozano, Postdoctoral Fellow in ESPM, will present: "Advancing knowledge on non-perennial streams: from fish ecology to environmental perception." Hosted by Stephanie Carlson. Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

The Extreme Gone Mainstream

Colloquium | April 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Center

 Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Professor of Education and Sociology, American University

 Center for Right-Wing Studies, Center for German and European Studies

Miller-Idriss explores how extremist ideologies have entered mainstream German culture through commercialized products and clothing laced with extremist, anti-Semitic, racist, and nationalist coded symbols and references. Drawing on a unique digital archive of thousands of historical and contemporary images, as well as scores of interviews with young people and their teachers in two German...   More >

The Invention of Style: A conversation with Maura Nolan

Panel Discussion | April 18 | 4:30 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall

 Maura Nolan, Associate Professor, Berkeley English

 Department of English, Medieval and Early Modern Colloquium.

To request pre-circulated materials, please email marianhomansturnbull@berkeley.edu or ripplinger@berkeley.edu.

What Can I Do With International Relations and Policy?: International Relations and Policy Career Panel

Career Fair | April 18 | 6-8 p.m. | 104 Barrows Hall

 International Relations Council of Berkeley

Join the International Relations Council of Berkeley for our second career panel and networking night!

We will be featuring speakers and professionals from various IR/policy organizations including: Peace Corps, Refugee Transitions, American Foreign Service Association, Kiva, and the World Trade Center Northern California! Speakers will present themselves and answer questions preceding an...   More >

How To Be an Effective Female Founder

Panel Discussion | April 18 | 6-8:05 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

SWE Startup Spring at Berkeley presents the first of a two-part series on Women Entrepreneurs: How To Be an Effective Female Founder on April 18th, 6-8pm at 290 HMMB.

Do you want to know how to become an effective female founder? Come listen to panelists Caroline Winnett, Executive Director at SkyDeck, Maria Artunduaga, CEO of Respira Labs, Paola Santana, Founder of Matternet and now Social...   More >

Genetically Modify Food!: The business of fear and a distorted reality from the perspective of Daniel Westcott

Seminar | April 18 | 6:15-7:15 p.m. |  The Octopus Literary Salon

 2101 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612

 Daniel Westcott, PhD Candidate

 The CLEAR Project

Vegan, omnivore, keto… what we eat is essential to our culture, health, environment and identity. It should be no surprise that we care deeply about our food choices. But in today’s grocery, those choices can be overwhelming and we use shorthand to make decisions. Daniel Westcott, a former organic farmer and a current PhD student at UC Berkeley will try to unpack the labels and offer some insight...   More >