<< September 2017 >>

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Black folk tales and the story of Br'er Rabbit: Interview with Lashon Daley, Performance Studies

Seminar | September 12 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Lashon Daley, Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; Tesla Monson, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in for a new episode of The Graduates as we speak with Lashon Daley in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies! Lashon's research focuses on early African-American literature and folk tales, and how the black community creates an understanding of what it means to be black.

 Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

Lashon Daley

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | September 12 | 9:30-11:30 a.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 >

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | September 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of last legal residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Social Finance and the Postmodern Portfolio: Theory and Practice

Seminar | September 12 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Jeremy Evnine, Evnine & Associates

 Center for Risk Management Research

We formulate the portfolio construction problem as a mean/variance problem which includes a linear term representing an investor’s preference for expected “social return”, in addition to her expected “financial return” of the classical theory. By making various assumptions, we are able to exploit the heterogeneous expectations version of the CAPM to derive an equilibrium model which is an...   More >

Small molecule mediators of infection and immunity

Seminar | September 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Joshua Woodward, University of Washington

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Synthetic Studies Toward Complex Natural Products

Seminar | September 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Tom Maimone, Department of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Myths and Manuscripts: Rethinking the place of Timbuktu in the intellectual history of Muslim West Africa

Colloquium | September 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Bruce Hall, Associate Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.

Timbuktu from the air

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Job Mobility and the Information Channel"

Seminar | September 12 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Yusuf Mercan, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

3-Manifold Seminar: Algorithmic homeomorphism of 3-manifolds as a corollary of geometrization (continued)

Seminar | September 12 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We'll continue to discuss the proof that the homeomorphism problem for 3-manifolds is elementary recursive.

Clinical Science Psychology Students 3rd Yr Talk

Colloquium | September 12 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3105 Beach RM

 Department of Psychology

Allison Diamond

Title: "Tell me how will you’ll really feel: An idiographic approach to future affect predictions in dysphoric and healthy individuals"

Alice Hua

Title: A new window into caregiver health: Using the patient brain as a predictor

Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop

Workshop | September 12 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen who is planning to study and/or intern abroad? Attend the Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop and learn about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a federal scholarship which funds up to $5,000 towards a study abroad experience.

The Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop will review scholarship and eligibility requirements,...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): A Sharp Schrödinger Maximal Estimate in $\mathbb R^2$

Seminar | September 12 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kevin O'Neill, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will present a recent paper of Xiumin Du, Larry Guth, and Xiaochun Li, which proves almost everywhere convergence of solutions to the Schrödinger equation in $\mathbb R^2$ for initial data in $H^s (s >1/3)$. I will give an extended introduction to the method of polynomial partitioning, which is used in the proof of their main theorem. A new result which arises during the proof is...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Changing Views on Curves and Surfaces

Seminar | September 12 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Bernd Sturmfels, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We present work with Kathlen Kohn and Matthew Trager on visual events in computer vision. Given an algebraic curve or surface in 3-space, the image or contour curve arises by projecting from a viewpoint. Qualitative changes in that curve occur when the viewpoint crosses the visual event surface. The components of this ruled surface are iterated singular loci of the coisotropic hypersurfaces...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Changing Views on Curves and Surfaces

Seminar | September 12 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Bernd Sturmfels, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We present work with Kathlen Kohn and Matthew Trager on visual events in computer vision. Given an algebraic curve or surface in 3-space, the image or contour curve arises by projecting from a viewpoint. Qualitative changes in that curve occur when the viewpoint crosses the visual event surface. The components of this ruled surface are iterated singular loci of the coisotropic hypersurfaces...   More >

Mendeley Citation Management Workshop

Workshop | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Becky Miller, Bioscience and Natural Resources Library

 Library

Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers.

This hands-on workshop will give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies.

The Bioscience Library Training Room is equipped with PCs, or you are welcome to bring your laptop.

Data Sharing: Publishing and Archiving

Workshop | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110 MD

 Anna Sackmann, Science Data and Engineering Librarian, Library and Research Data Management; Daniella Lowenberg, Research Data Specialist & Product Manager, University of California Curation Center

 Library

This workshop will take a deep dive into data publishing. Attendees will learn how to best prepare their data to be interpreted and reused by others. We will also explore repositories and the attributes that you should use to determine where to publish data based on type and funder or publisher requirements. This workshop is designed for graduate students in the physical and life/health sciences.

  Registration opens August 29. Register online or by calling 510-642-9478 by September 12.

Where Compassion Meets Social Justice: Cultivating Social, Emotional, and Moral Learning in the Schools

Panel Discussion | September 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall | Note change in time

 Dr. Luigina Mortari, Chair, Department of Human Sciences, University of Verona, Italy; Dr. Brooke Lavelle, Co-Founder and President, Courage of Care Coalition; Dr. Valerie Shapiro, Co-Director Center for Prevention Research and Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley

 Graduate School of Education

Schools have become increasingly involved in cultivating students' capacities for reasoning about equity and justice as well as demonstrating compassion and care. Three distinguished panelists actively engaged in relevant pedagogical approaches will help us think about what works and why.

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: “Importers Facing Supply Curves: Estimation and Implications”

Seminar | September 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Sergii Meleshchuk, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

A Multi-dimensional Approach to Track Molecular Dynamics at Extreme Scales

Seminar | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Elad Harel, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University

 College of Chemistry

Our lab is developing new approaches to examine charge carrier dynamics in complex molecular systems at extreme spatial and temporal scales. Recently, our group has demonstrated coherent 4D Electronic-Raman spectroscopy and spectrally-resolved transient-absorption microscopy, methods that are uniquely sensitive to electron-phonon-vibrational interactions. We highlight the use of these...   More >

Where Compassion Meets Social Justice: Cultivating Social, Emotional, and Moral Learning in the Schools

Panel Discussion | September 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall | Note change in time

 Dr. Luigina Mortari, Chair, Department of Human Sciences, University of Verona, Italy; Dr. Brooke Lavelle, Co-Founder and President, Courage of Care Coalition; Dr. Valerie Shapiro, Co-Director Center for Prevention Research and Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley

 Graduate School of Education

Schools have become increasingly involved in cultivating students' capacities for reasoning about equity and justice as well as demonstrating compassion and care. Three distinguished panelists actively engaged in relevant pedagogical approaches will help us think about what works and why.

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Playing Checkers in Chinatown"

Seminar | September 12 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jose Espin-Sanchez, Yale University

 Department of Economics

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Evolutions and Second Symbolic Powers

Seminar | September 12 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Jana Sotakova, IS MU

 Department of Mathematics

Let K be a field and let R be a local K-algebra. An evolution of R is a surjective homomorphism T- >R of K-algebras such that the induced map between the modules of differentials is an isomorphism. We will see that the question of the existence of non-trivial evolutions is related to the Eisenbud-Mazur conjecture on (second) symbolic powers.

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Corporate Climate Action: Strategies to Address Climate Change

Panel Discussion | September 12 | 5:45-8 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room (C420)

 Chris Benjamin, Director of Corporate Sustainability, PG&E; Katie DeWitt, Director of Energy Digital Products, Tesla; Elysa Hammond, Director of Environmental Stewardship, Clif Bar

 Mark Lee, Executive Director, SustainAbility

 Center for Responsible Business, Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative

Climate change is the defining issue of our age. The rise in the average temperature of the Earth’s climate system and its related effects is no longer a prediction. Luckily, many businesses are aware of this peril and understand that their action is imperative to help address climate change.

The Center for Responsible Business (CRB) and The Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) are...   More >

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | September 13 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, MA, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center

  Register online

Client Centered Micro-Skills - 1st Year Students Only

Workshop | September 13 | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Library

 Social Welfare, School of

Introduction to Mapping with ArcGIS Online

Workshop | September 13 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Susan Powell, Library

 Library

This workshop will introduce the ArcGIS Online (AGOL) platform. AGOL is a web-based mapping software that allows you to build maps and explore data online. Topics to be covered include how to construct a simple web map from a spreadsheet of data, perform basic spatial analysis and queries, and publish the map to the web. We will also explore finding data sources through AGOL and using AGOL as a...   More >

Apple Networking Day

Career Fair | September 13 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Apple is coming to UC Berkeley for a Networking Event on Wednesday, September 14 and we’ll have about 40 engineers that are looking forward to meeting interested students. Please feel free to drop by the Garbarini Lounge anytime between 10:00am-3:00pm, as your schedule allows, we hope to see you there!

On the Move: Archaeologies of Human Mobility and Migration

Seminar | September 13 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

This one-day public symposium brings archaeologists from Munich and Berkeley together to explore new horizons in mobility and migration practices in past societies. Abstracts can be read at this link. The Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology and the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich-UC Berkeley Research in the Humanities Program are co-sponsors of this event.

Wellness Wednesdays in the Garden: Flower Power Yoga| Grow and Go with Chai!

Workshop | September 6 – October 25, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Grow - stretch to feel longer, stronger & more balanced.
Go - get back to your day w/renewed vitality

Yoga is an effective strategy to release tension, relax the nervous system, improve focus, & increase balance.Each class offers a healthy dosage of crisp fresh air, all natural organic floral aromas, vitamin D sunlight, blooming visions, stable grounding platform, direct &loving...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Engineering Longevity

Seminar | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Irina Conboy, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Our research uncovers the behavior of organ stem cells in young versus aged tissues: muscle, brain, liver, skin, etc., with the goal to identify common age-imposed alterations that are responsible for pathological changes. The clinical value of this research is in treating a number of age-associated degenerative and metabolic diseases as a class...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Mimicry of plant ribosomes and translational control mechanisms by mammalian poxviruses"

Seminar | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Derek Walsh, Northwestern University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Research in our laboratory focuses on two aspects of DNA virus biology: 1) The role of the host translation system during infection by poxviruses. 2) Microtubule regulation and function during herpes simplex virus infection.

Derek Walsh

Shadow Regulation of the Internet with Jeremy Malcolm: CITRIS Fall 2017 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Jeremy Malcolm, Senior Global Policy Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Jeremy Malcolm is Senior Global Policy Analyst at Electronic Frontier Foundation, where he works on the international dimensions of issues such as intellectual property, network neutrality, Internet governance, and trade.

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower

Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

 Global Urban Humanities

Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >

EndNote: Basics to Advanced

Workshop | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library / 2101

 Susan Koskinen, Librarian, Life & Health Sciences

 Library

Hands-on introduction to EndNote, a document management program, use it to automatically create your group of citations, insert footnotes, generate bibliographies, review of pdf importing & customizing tools.
Bring your laptop or use the desktops. Drop-in, no sign ups.

Launch Pad: Undergraduate Student Talks about the Research Process in Social Sciences

Presentation | September 13 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 4th Floor

 Library

Students discuss the initial process of starting a research project, introducing methodological approaches and resources while inviting other students to share their insight as well. This months featured students are: Shelby Mack, #BlackGirlsMatterToo: Understanding and Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline Among Black Girls and Yena Lee, Hashtag Feminist Movement within K-pop Fandom

 Must have a UCB ID for entrance.

Social inequality and disease-vector mosquitoes: An inter-species feedback loop: John Palmer, Pompeu Fabra University

Colloquium | September 13 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 John Palmer, Professor, Pompeu Fabra University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Information Seeding and Knowledge Production in Online Communities: Evidence from OpenStreetMap

Colloquium | September 13 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Abhishek Nagaraj, Assistnat Professor, Haas School of Business

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Does seeding online communities with baseline information spur contributor activity and follow-on knowledge production? I shed light on this question by examining data from OpenStreetMap, a Wikipedia-style, digital map-making community that was seeded by the US Census TIGER map at its inception. I estimate the causal effects of information seeding on OpenStreetMap by leveraging a novel dataset of...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Dehn surgery, lattice theory, and Heegaard Floer homology

Seminar | September 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Faramarz Vafaee, Caltech

 Department of Mathematics

I will talk about the main idea used for the work that will be presented in the second hour. I will discuss how (essentially) the same idea has been used a) to solve the lens space realization problem (by Greene) and b) to prove the conjecture that if an alternating knot has unknotting number one, then there exists an unknotting crossing in any alternating diagram (by McCoy). The idea is built...   More >

Matrix Concentration for Expander Walks

Seminar | September 13 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Nikhil Srivastava, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

We prove a Chernoff-type bound for sums of matrix-valued random variables sampled via a random walk on a Markov chain with spectral gap, confirming a conjecture of Wigderson and Xiao up to logarithmic factors in the deviation parameter. Our proof is based on a recent multi-matrix extension of the Golden-Thompson inequality due to Sutter et al. discovered in the context of quantum information...   More >

The Geography of Sacrifice (Episode 2):  Alice Stewart, the Cold War Injuriat, and Thinking Like a State

Colloquium | September 13 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Iain Boal, Independent Scholar

 Department of Geography

In the mid 1950s the bohemian epidemiologist Alice Stewart discovered unexpectedly that single, low-level exposures to ionizing radiation were the cause of a spike in childhood leukemias across the British Isles, especially in the wealthier postcodes. This finding challenged the post-Hiroshima orthodoxy concerning safe dose thresholds, and Dr Stewart found herself the target of a patriarchal and...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Engineering Efficient and Clean Powertrains

Colloquium | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Patrick Groeneveld, Synopsys

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Transportation accounts for over 1/3 of total energy consumption in the USA. At the same time the scientific facts about efficiency and emissions of our daily transportation options are surprisingly elusive. How much worse is it to fly rather than to drive down to LA? How clean and efficient are electrical vehicles given that electricity generation is polluting as well? And how could we engineers...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): The prism manifold realization problem

Seminar | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Faramarz Vafaee, Caltech

 Department of Mathematics

The spherical manifold realization problem asks which spherical three-manifolds arise from surgeries on knots in the three-sphere. In recent years, the realization problem for C, T, O, and I-type spherical manifolds has been solved, leaving the D-type manifolds (also known as the prism manifolds) as the only remaining case. Every prism manifold can be parametrized as \(P(p, q)\), for a pair of...   More >

Ethnicity and Violence: General and Contextual Dynamics

Colloquium | September 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Martín Sánchez-Jankowski, Professor, Sociology, and Director, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Lecture by Martín Sánchez-Jankowski, Professor, Sociology, and Director, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

Books will be available for sale and signing.

Book: Burning Dislike: Ethnic Violence in High Schools

http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520289215

Burning Dislike: Ethnic Violence in High Schools

Phase transitions in random constraint satisfaction problems

Seminar | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Nike Sun, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

We will discuss a class of random constraint satisfaction problems (CSPs), including the boolean k-satisfiability (k-SAT) problem. For numerous random CSP models, heuristic methods from statistical physics yield detailed predictions on phase transitions and other phenomena. We will survey some of these predictions and describe some progress in the development of mathematical theory for these...   More >

Web Platforms for Digital Projects

Workshop | September 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab (Barrows 350)

 Stacy Reardon, Library

 Library

How do you go about publishing a digital book, a multimedia project, a digital exhibit, or another kind of digital project? In this workshop, we'll take a look at use cases for common open-source web platforms WordPress, Drupal, Omeka, and Scalar, and we'll talk about hosting, storage, and asset management. There will be time for hands-on work in the platform most suited to your needs. No coding...   More >

TE-29 California Traffic Engineering License Exam Review

Course | September 6 – October 11, 2017 every Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. |  Online

 Rafat Raie, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec; Crystal Killiam, PE, City of Los Angeles; Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin

 Institute of Transportation Studies

This twelve-session live-online training course is intended to help transportation engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineer exam to become a professional Traffic Engineer in California. The course includes a set of sample problems for each session with fully developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills. The twelve sessions are designed to...   More >

Critical Theory Working Group | Collaborations, Co-Operatives, Coalition-Building | Collaboration Thinking

Panel Discussion | September 13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Erin Greer, UC Berkeley

 Angela Marino, Assistant Professor of Theater and Performance Studies and Latinx American Studies, UC Berkeley

 The Program in Critical Theory

Just two days after the sixteen-year anniversary of September 11th, which will be remembered on the UC Berkeley campus at the Art + Design Initiative’s “Public (Re)Assembly” panel discussion, the CTWG’s first meeting opens with a discussion of what collaboration is, is not, and can be (theoretically, practically, and politically). How is the working group itself a form of collaboration thinking,...   More >

ULAB student group hosts the "Quintessential (STEM) Research Workshop"

Workshop | September 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Unit 5 Residence Hall, CKC Conference Room

  , Berkeley, CA 94720

 ULAB student group

RSSP is collaborating with ULAB to run our first ever “Quintessential (STEM) Research Workshop”.

We will bring organizations throughout campus to…
- provide a detailed overview of research programs on campus
- run guided researcher discovery activity to identify research labs and programs that fit your academic goals
- a mock application panel with real past applications to help you...   More >

Thriving in Science September Seminar: "My Journey from Physics to Neurobiology as an Imposter" with Dr. Marla Feller

Seminar | September 13 | 6-7 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Marla Feller, UC Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Talk will be followed by Artichoke Basille pizza and refreshments in Stanley Hall.

Marla Feller is a Professor at UC Berkeley in Molecular and Cell Biology Department where she is the Head of the Neurobiology Division and a member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Feller received an AB in Physics in 1985 and a Ph. D. in Physics in 1992, both from UC Berkeley. Dr. Feller...   More >

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Towards Inclusive Tech: How to build more inclusive technical education and workplaces

Conference/Symposium | September 14 – 15, 2017 every day | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Prudence Carter, Dean, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education; Aubrey Blanche, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Atlassian

 Information, School of

Towards Inclusive Tech aims to move the conversation about diversity and inclusion beyond a now familiar set of issues. We want researchers to share what interventions show the most promise after rigorous evaluation.

  Register online

Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series

Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

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

This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.

Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political...   More >

Regents' Lecture: The Great Animal Orchestra: The Essential Narratives of Biodiversity: Bernie Krause, Ph.D. soundscape ecologist, author and composer

Colloquium | September 14 | 1 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Fall welcome misc.

 UC Berkeley Music

This concise exposition underscores the significance of natural soundscapes as the defining voice of biodiversity. Since all organisms produce a sound signature, Bernie Krause, one of the founders of soundscape ecology, will introduce through both audio and complementary visual illustrations, the multiple ways in which the collective organic sound produced in a given habitat – its biophony –...   More >

GeoLunch: Drones and Multi-ray Photogrammetry

Seminar | September 14 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Angad Singh, Pix4D

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Geospatial Innovation Facility

The GIF and the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ) host a weekly Geolunch seminar series offering interesting talks, group discussion, and show-and-tells all involving geospatial theory, research, and application. Geolunch is open to everyone.

Subscribe to our email list to receive announcements about our workshops, geolunch presentations, and other events and topics of interest to the...   More >

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "Bankruptcy Spillovers"

Seminar | September 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Shai Bernstein, Stanford Graduate School of Business

 Center for Labor Economics

with Emanuele Colonnelli, Xavier Giroud and Ben Iverson

Cognitive Neuroscience/Neurobiology Colloquium

Colloquium | September 14 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Tor D. Wager, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and the Institute of Cognitive Science, The University of Boulder.

 Department of Psychology

Recent years have seen dramatic advancement in the measurement of biology at a systems level. Researchers routinely obtain thousands or millions of simultaneous measures of dynamic systems. In humans, this includes neuroimaging, which can be used to probe the brain bases of affect and emotion in increasingly sophisticated ways. Neuroimaging can provide measures of activity in 300,000 brain...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: What is the AdS/CFT correspondence?

Colloquium | September 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Kevin Costello, Perimeter Institute

 Department of Mathematics

The AdS/CFT correspondence has been of central importace in theoretical physics for the past 10 years. It is a correspondence between conformal field theories in d dimensions and gravity in d+ 1 dimensions.

Book Talk with Professor Jabari Mahiri: Deconstructing Race: Multicultural Education Beyond the Color-Bind

Reading - Nonfiction | September 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library (room 227)

 Jabari Mahiri, Professor, Graduate School of Education

 Library

The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor -- ideally at least two weeks prior to the event.

ULAB student group hosts the "Quintessential (STEM) Research Workshop"

Workshop | September 14 | 6-8 p.m. | Unit 1 Residence Hall, Unit 1 APR

 ULAB student group

RSSP is collaborating with ULAB to run our first ever “Quintessential (STEM) Research Workshop”.

We will bring organizations throughout campus to…
- provide a detailed overview of research programs on campus
- run guided researcher discovery activity to identify research labs and programs that fit your academic goals
- a mock application panel with real past applications to help you...   More >

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

German 204- Fall 2017: Compact Seminar

Course | September 1 – 29, 2017 every Friday | 282 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of German

Prof. Dr. Ortrud Gutjahr (Universität Hamburg)

Aufklärungstheater: Lessings Dramen und Hamburgische Dramaturgie

Gotthold Ephraim Lessings Schauspiel Nathan der Weise (1779) gilt als das deutschsprachige Drama der Aufklärung schlechthin. Und dies nicht nur, weil es bis heute das am häufigsten auf der Bühne inszenierte Stück der Epoche ist, sondern auch, weil es mit seinen szenischen...   More >

Towards Inclusive Tech: How to build more inclusive technical education and workplaces

Conference/Symposium | September 14 – 15, 2017 every day | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Prudence Carter, Dean, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education; Aubrey Blanche, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Atlassian

 Information, School of

Towards Inclusive Tech aims to move the conversation about diversity and inclusion beyond a now familiar set of issues. We want researchers to share what interventions show the most promise after rigorous evaluation.

  Register online

Bay Area Vision Research Day

Conference/Symposium | September 15 | 8 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 UC Berkeley Vision Science Department

The Bay Area Vision Research Day (BAVRD) is a one-day research conference devoted to bringing the vision research community of the Bay Area together in order to present and to discuss new and exciting findings in the fields of visual psychophysics, ophthalmology, optometry, biology, neuroscience, and computer vision. What distinguishes BAVRD from other conferences is that it is primarily...   More >

29th Annual Bay Area Vision Research Day (BAVRD)

Conference/Symposium | September 15 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Optometry, School of

BAVRD is an annual meeting hosted and organized by Vision Science graduate students at UC Berkeley. It is dedicated to facilitating collaboration and discussion among vision researchers in the San Francisco Bay Area across many fields – including neuroscience, computer science, psychology, immunology, molecular biology, bioengineering, optics, optometry, and ophthalmology.

Integrated Optics from Telecom to the Future Human Sensory Interface

Seminar | September 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Michael S. Eggleston, Nokia Bell Labs

 UC Berkeley Photobears

Integrated optics are increasingly allowing larger and more complex optical systems to be implemented at large scale and low cost. While traditionally driven by the need for compact and low-cost modules for optical Telecom and Datacom applications, these integrated systems have the potential to revolutionize the way humans interface our analog world with the digital network in which we...   More >

Integrated Optics from Telecom to the Future Human Sensory Interface

Seminar | September 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Michael S. Eggleston, Nokia Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Integrated optics are increasingly allowing larger and more complex optical systems to be implemented at large scale and low cost. I will discuss some of the recent work performed at Bell Labs on III-V/Silicon Photonic hybrid lasers and transceivers including a 95nm tunable laser with 13dBm output power and transmitters with data rates exceeding 80Gb/s, and applications for LIDAR and OCT.

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Flat Photonics Using High Contrast Metastructures

Seminar | September 15 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Cory (Hogan Room)

 Professor Connie J. Chang-Hasnain, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

A new class of planar optics has emerged using near-wavelength dielectric structures, known as high contrast metastructures (HCM). Many extraordinary properties can be designed top-down based for integrated optics on a silicon or GaAs substrate. Using a 1D HCM as a high reflectivity mirror, we demonstrated wavelength-swept vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) with 1 MHz swept rate and...   More >

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Introduction to Matroids

Seminar | September 15 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Mariel Supina, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Matroids are combinatorial objects that generalize the concept of linear independence. Many other combinatorial objects are matroids, so results about matroids often transfer nicely to other fields. This talk will include several axiomatic definitions of matroids, including independent sets, bases, and circuits, and some important constructions for matroids, focusing on duality.

A Self-Assembly Approach to the Origin of RNA: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location

 Prof. Nicholas V. Hud, Georgia Institute of Technology, Chem & Biochem

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The prebiotic synthesis of RNA remains a critical and unsolved problem for origins of life research.

We are investigating the hypothesis that RNA evolved from an ancestral polymer (or proto-RNA) with molecular building blocks that had a strong propensity for self-assembly.

We are also exploring the hypothesis that oscillating environments facilitated RNA replication, before the emergence...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Stochastic Differential Equations with Critical Drifts

Seminar | September 15 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kyeongsik Nam, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

It is a classical result that SDE with additive noise whose drift term belongs to $L^q([0,T],L^p_x)$ for $\frac 2q+\frac dp< 1$ possesses a strong solution. In this talk, I will extend this result to the critical drift case. More precisely, I will construct a regular stochastic flow when drift term belongs to $L^{q,1}([0,T],L^p_x)$, which is a Lorentz space in time, for critical exponents $p$ and...   More >

MENA Salon: Climate Change and Environmental Crisis

Workshop | September 15 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Water scarcity, dust storms, and rising sea levels have enormous effects on quality of life in the MENA region. Are these environmental crises better described as "natural" or political? Are they regional or global crises? How and why does their impact vary across the region? This week's MENA salon will address these and other questions on climate change and environmental degradation.

Photophysics of Metal-Organic Frameworks with Emphasis on Directional Energy Transfer

Seminar | September 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Natalia Shustova, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina

 College of Chemistry

The study of energy transfer (ET) processes is a cornerstone of modern physical and inorganic chemistry, which is driven by growing demand in efficient energy transfer and conversion necessary to build a sustainable energy society independent from fossil fuels. Specifically, materials with a predesigned pathway for ET can address urgent needs in fast enhancement of material performance in areas...   More >

ITS Seminar: Cooperation for Autonomous Cars: Why and How?

Seminar | September 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Arnaud de La Fortelle, MINES ParisTech, Center for Robotics

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Autonomous cars are being deployed, but these cars are mainly standalone. Making autonomous cars that are also cooperative is difficult, but arguably, this is unavoidable. This talk will briefly present the why, and in more detail, the how, especially the various impacts cooperation has on autonomous car architectures (technical challenge) and the problems it raises (scientific challenges).

The Road to Sleeping Dragon: Learning China from the Ground Up

Colloquium | September 15 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Michael Meyer, English, University of Pittsburgh

 Thomas Gold, Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In 1995, at the age of twenty-three, Michael Meyer joined the Peace Corps and, after rejecting offers to go to seven other countries, was sent to a tiny town in Sichuan. Knowing nothing about China, or even how to use chopsticks, Meyer wrote Chinese words up and down his arms so he could hold conversations, and, per a Communist dean’s orders, jumped into teaching his students about the...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Log étale fundamental groups and families

Seminar | September 15 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Martin Olsson, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

If $A$ is a complete noetherian local ring with residue field $k$ and $X/A$ is a proper $A$-scheme with closed fiber $X_k$, then the Grothendieck existence theorem implies that the reduction functor on categories of finite étale covers $$ \text {Fet}(X)\rightarrow \text {Fet}(X_k) $$ is an equivalence of categories. In this talk I will explain a logarithmic version and discuss some applications.

The Great Animal Orchestra: The Essential Narratives of Biodiversity Second Lecture: The Great Animal Orchestra: How animals taught us to Dance and Sing: Bernie Krause, PhD. soundscape ecologist, author and composer

Colloquium | September 15 | 4:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

The Great Animal Orchestra: The Essential Narratives of Biodiversity

Second Lecture: The Great Animal Orchestra: How animals taught us to Dance and Sing

Bernie Krause, PhD. soundscape ecologist, author and composer

Friday, Sept. 15th, 4:30 pm


Hertz Hall

Risk Communication and Post-disaster Tourism Recovery: Evidence from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

Conference/Symposium | September 15 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room, 221

 Hiroaki Matsuura, Shoin University

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), UC Berkeley Tourism Studies Working Group

A tremendous amount of radioactive products were discharged as a result of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011, which resulted in radioactive contamination of the plant and wide surrounding areas. When describing the geographical distribution of radioactive contamination just after the disaster, the government, media, and other organizations largely used administrative...   More >

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Saturday Seminar Series 2017-18: Converging and Emerging towards Equity

Workshop | September 16 | 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. |  Longfellow Middle School

 1500 Derby St., Berkeley, CA 94703

 Dr. Patrick Camangian

 Bay Area Science Project, Bay Area Math Project, Bay Area Writing Project

The focus of the presentation will juxtapose research in the health
sciences with critical literacy and critical pedagogy to inform a new
paradigm for thinking about pedagogy, complex traumas, and urban
education. This framework will serve as an analytical lens for
understanding the educational experiences of urban youth and, more
importantly, considering ways in which the socially toxic...   More >

  RSVP online or by calling 510-642-7154 by September 15.

ULAB student group hosts the "Quintessential (STEM) Research Workshop"

Workshop | September 16 | 3-5 p.m. | Unit 3 Residence Hall, Unit 3 APR

 ULAB student group

RSSP is collaborating with ULAB to run our first ever “Quintessential (STEM) Research Workshop”.

We will bring organizations throughout campus to…
- provide a detailed overview of research programs on campus
- run guided researcher discovery activity to identify research labs and programs that fit your academic goals
- a mock application panel with real past applications to help you...   More >

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Townes/Tagore Symposium: The Worldwide Water Crisis-and Some Solutions

Seminar | September 17 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Nir Krakauer, CCNY-Hydrogeology; Inez Fung, UCB Earth and Planetary Sciences; Rash B. Ghosh, IIBHB

Saykally Group, UCB Chemistry

 Richard Saykally Group

Professor Richard Saykally and his research group are world leaders in water chemistry; he serves as an advisor to the International Institute of Bengal and Himalayan Basins (IIBHB), and is the convener of the Seventh Annual Townes (father of laser) and Tagore (Indian poet) Seminar, to be held in 775 Tan Hall onSeptember 17th (10am-3pm). Dr. Saykally's group will be addressing the novel research...   More >

Bringing the Outside In: An Introduction to Principles of Chabana

Workshop | September 17 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Leave with the ability to arrange simple flowers and enhance your environment without the years of training usually required by these intricate Japanese art forms. Bring your own small vase as well- and carry exquisite beauty home!

$25; no member discounts apply

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Monday, September 18, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Combinatorics Seminar: The geometry of gaussoids

Seminar | September 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Bernd Sturmfels, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Gaussoids offer a new link between combinatorics, statistics and algebraic geometry. Introduced by Lnenicka and Matus in 2007, their axioms describe conditional independence for Gaussian random variables. This lecture introduces gaussoids to an audience familiar with matroids. The role of the Grassmannian for matroids is now played by a projection of the Lagrangian Grassmannian. We discuss the...   More >

String-Math Seminar: Koszul duality patterns in quantum field theory.

Seminar | September 18 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Tudor Dimofte, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

"Koszul duality" is a fundamental idea spanning several branches of mathematics, with origins in representation theory and rational homotopy theory. In its simplest incarnation, it relates pairs of algebras (such as symmetric and exterior algebras) that have equivalent categories of representations. Koszul duality also turns out to play a fundamental role in physics, governing the structure of...   More >

Probability Student Seminar: MCMC and Mixing of Markov Chains

Seminar | September 18 | 2-3 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Nick Bhattacharya, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will first discuss the problem of sampling from a given distribution on a graph. We then discuss a more problem - given a set of configurations on the vertices of a graph (for example colorings), how do we sample from that? These problems are addressed by the so-called Glauber Dynamics and the Metropolis Algorithm.

Second, we will give some basic results relating mixing times, total variation...   More >

Creating Psychological Profiles from People’s Digital Footprints: Michal Kosinski, Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Presentation | September 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Michal Kosinski, Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

 Social Science Matrix, Center on Economy and Morality, a Matrix Affiliate

Dr. Michal Kosinski is a psychologist and data scientist. In his talk, he will discuss his research showing that digital records of behavior, such as samples of text, Tweets, Facebook Likes, or web-browsing logs, can be used to accurately measure a wide range of traits, including personality, intelligence, and political views.

Michal Kosinski

Seminar 231, Public Finance: No Seminar

Seminar | September 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Probabilistic Operator Algebra seminar: Twisted canonical anti-commutation relations and twisted independence

Seminar | September 18 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Naofumi Muraki, Iwate Prefectural University

 Department of Mathematics

We will construct a one-parameter deformation of tensor product ( = twisted product) for non-commutative probability spaces, and show the existence of the associated universal calculation rule ( = twisted independence) for mixed moments of non-commutative random variables. The construction was inspired from the twisted canonical anti-commutation relations of W. Pusz.

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: “The cuspidal subgroup, bigly”

Seminar | September 18 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kenneth A. Ribet, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Let $X$ be the modular curve $X_0(N)$, where $N$ is a positive integer. The $cusps$ on $X$ are the points of $X$ “at infinity.'' According to the theorem of Manin–Drinfeld, the group of degree-0 cuspidal divisors on $X$ maps to a finite subgroup of the Jacobian of $X$. This group is the $cuspidal$ $subgroup$ $C$ of the Jacobian.

There is a general feeling that $C$ ought to be big in various...   More >

Matteo Basei - The coordination of centralised and distributed generation

Seminar | September 18 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Matteo Basei, UC Berkeley

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract. This paper analyses the interaction between centralised carbon-emissive technologies and distributed intermittent non-emissive technologies. In our model, there is a representative consumer who can satisfy her electricity demand by investing in distributed generation (solar panels) and by buying power from a centralised firm at a price the firm sets. Distributed generation is...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic theory

Seminar | September 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Laura Doval, Caltech

 Department of Economics

Design Field Notes: Thomas Maiorana

Seminar | September 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Designer, artist, and UC Davis assistant professor Thomas Maiorana will speak as part of Design Field Notes, a pop-up series that brings a design practitioner to a Jacobs Hall teaching studio to share ideas, projects, and practices.

Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Equivariant localization for periodic cyclic homology

Seminar | September 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Harrison Chen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This talk will be mostly introductory. We will define the cyclic homology of perfect sheaves on a stack from a categorical and geometric standpoint via circle actions on categories and derived loop spaces. We will review equivariant localization in broad strokes, state it for periodic cyclic homology of smooth toric quotient stacks and give an idea of the proof. Time permitting, I will discuss...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: "Teacher Wages and the Recruitment of Talent in Rural Peru"

Seminar | September 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Gianmarco Leon, Pompeu Fabra

 Department of Economics

Diversified Scholars in Diversified Farming: Broadening Perspectives in the Field

Panel Discussion | September 18 | 4-5:15 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Center for Diversified Farming Systems

We are kicking off the 2017/18 DFS Seminar Series with a panel discussion that aims to broaden what we think of when we say "diversification" in farming systems. The frame and practice of diversity builds ecological and economic resilience at the field, farm, and landscape scales. This panel will explore the role, challenges, and opportunities for a diversity of perspectives and approaches in DFS...   More >

  Register online

Pushkinian Anomalies in Lolita, Pnin, and Pale Fire: Toward an Ethics of Creativity

Colloquium | September 18 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Stephen Blackwell, Professor, Russian Program, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

The third lecture in the Slavic Graduate Colloquium Fall 2017 series.

Fake News and Information Leaks: Constructing Documentary Authority in Late Imperial China

Colloquium | September 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Nicolas Tackett, History, UC Berkeley

 Emily Mokros, CCS Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017-2018

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In seventeenth-century China, the Qing dynasty inherited a troubled information order. Within the bureaucracy, lengthy procedural correspondence buried urgent messages and covert networks troubled official hierarchies. Beyond the reach of the state, gossip and rumor endangered the stability of the new dynasty. This paper analyzes the negotiation of information scandals in the first century of...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Resolvent estimates and wave asymptotics for manifolds with cylindrical ends

Seminar | September 18 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Kiril Datchev, Purdue University

 Department of Mathematics

Wave oscillation and decay rates on a manifold \(M\) are well known to be related to the geometry of \(M\) and to dynamical properties of its geodesic flow. When \(M\) is a closed system, such as a bounded Euclidean domain or a compact manifold, there is no decay and the connection is made via the eigenvalues of the Laplacian. When \(M\) is an open system, such as the complement of a bounded...   More >

The Creative Arts in Bangladesh: An Evening with Anisul Hoque

Reading - Nonfiction | September 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Anisul Hoque, Writer, poet, playwright, and columnist

 Sanchita B. Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies

 The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

An evening with writer, poet, playwright, and columnist from Bangladesh, Anisul Hoque.

SLAM: Publishing in Top Journals: Secrets of the Insiders

Seminar | September 18 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Marcia McNutt, President of the National Academy of Sciences

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Marcia McNutt (B.A. in physics, Colorado College; Ph.D. in earth sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography) is a geophysicist and the 22nd president of the National Academy of Sciences. From 2013 to 2016, she was editor-in-chief of Science journals. McNutt was director of the U.S. Geological Survey from 2009 to 2013, during which time USGS responded to a number of major disasters, including...   More >