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Friday, April 26, 2019

Environmental Engineering Seminar: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Lecture | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Arlene Blum, Executive Director of the Green Science Policy InstituteBerkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

New Perspectives on the "Incomplete Acquisition" Debate in Heritage Language Bilingualism

Lecture | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Eve Zyzik, Professor of Spanish, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Berkeley Language Center

In this presentation, I examine the use of the term ‘incomplete acquisition’ and the controversy it has generated in recent years (cf. Pascual y Cabo & Rothman, 2012; Kupisch & Rothman, 2016; Silva-Corvalán, 2018). Although the matter is a question of terminology, the debate reflects a very real dilemma in how to describe and ultimately explain heritage speakers’ language abilities.

Cortical Circuits During Continuous Decision-Making

Lecture | April 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 177 Life Sciences Addition

 Christina Gremel, UCSD


Decision-making allows for adaptive behavior. The brain takes an active role in this process. It is not simply waiting to respond to incoming information from the world. I will show work where we use mouse model of self-initiated actions to probe orbital frontal and pre-motor circuit mechanisms underlying continuous decision-making.

Salman Hussain | Together Without Consensus: Class, Emotion and Memory in the Lawyers’ Movement (2007-09) in Pakistan

Lecture | April 26 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)

 Salman Hussain, Lecturer/Research and Teaching Fellow in the Legal Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 Sadia Saeed, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of San Francisco

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, Syed Sharifuddin Pirzada Endowment on Pakistan

A lecture by Salman Hussain, the S.S. Pirzada Dissertation Prize in Pakistan Studies recipient for 2018.

Tarski Lecture: Integrating with Logic

Lecture | April 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in date and location

 Thomas Hales, University of Pittsburgh

 Department of Mathematics

In 1995, Kontsevich introduced a new form of integration, call motivic integration. From the start, the development of motivic integration has been guided by model theory, especially quantifier elimination. One particularly useful result has been a far-reaching generalization of the Ax-Kochen-Ersov transfer principle in logic to integration. This talk will give a gentle introduction to motivic...   More >