<< September 2017 >>

Tuesday, September 19, 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.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Change-point detection for stochastic processes

Seminar | September 19 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Sveinn Olafsson, Visiting Assistant Professor, UC Santa Barbara

 Center for Risk Management Research

Since the work of Page in the 1950s, the problem of detecting an abrupt change in the distribution of stochastic processes has received a great deal of attention. There are two main formulations of such problems: A Bayesian approach where the change-point is assumed to be random, and a min-max approach under which the change-point is assumed to be fixed but unknown. In both cases, a deep...   More >

Proteasomes can´t help it: The UPS between homeostasis, antigen processing and proteasome catalysed peptide splicing

Seminar | September 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Peter-Michael Kloetzel, Institut für Biochemie

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Making Sense of Pain: A Human Genetics Driven Multi-disciplinary, Multi-modality Approach to Drug Discovery

Seminar | September 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Margaret Chu-Moyer, Executive Director, Research, Amgen

 College of Chemistry

Recent advances in human genetics have allowed deeper insight into disease biology. Coupling of this to the development of molecules to further understand relevant pharmacology and to identify potential therapeutics has never been more important or more challenging. This lecture will demonstrate the scientific interplay that is necessary to discover human medicines using a recent multi-modality...   More >

Development Lunch: "Is "Michelle" less productive than "Michael"? A field experiment on consumer-based gender discrimination" and "Keeping Up With the Joneses: Relative Performance Feedback and Business Performance Among Micro-

Seminar | September 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Edward Rubin; Julia Seither

 Department of Economics

Student seminar series for development economics student in Econ and ARE.

An African Public-Health Success Story: The Control of River Blindness

Colloquium | September 19 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Vince Resh, Professor of the Graduate School, Environmental Science, Policy and Management

 Center for African Studies

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

The Front Lines of Health Equity: Improving Safety-Net of Health Systems

Colloquium | September 19 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Urmimala Sarkar, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

 Public Health, School of

Safety net health systems are critical to achieving health equity by providing health care for vulnerable populations. As a primary care physician-researcher in a safety net setting, Dr. Sarkar will discuss approaches to improve the safety and quality of care, specifically for chronic diseases, among diverse populations cared for in safety net settings. She will also discuss how to apply...   More >

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Labor Supply and Consumption Insurance: Evidence from Rideshare Drivers"

Seminar | September 19 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Dmitri Koustas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Preferences for Truth Telling

Seminar | September 19 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Johannes Abeler, University of Oxford

 Department of Economics

3-Manifold Seminar: Invariants of spatial graphs

Seminar | September 19 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Knot theory can be generalized to spatial graphs: embeddings of framed topological graphs in $S^3$ up to isotopy. Certain categories support graphical notations for homomorphisms (for instance, elements of $S_n$ as $n$ immersed arcs in the plane), and by reinterpreting a projection of a spatial graph graphically, we may obtain an algebraic invariant.

We will discuss Penrose's graphical tensor...   More >

EECS Undergraduate Research Panel

Panel Discussion | September 19 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge, #430

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Hear from students & staff about the benefits of pursuing undergraduate research, and how to find available positions.

Hear the freshmen & transfer admit perspective from panelists working in AI, CS education, wireless technologies, space science, solid state electronics, and device physics.

Clinical Science Psychology Students 3rd Yr Talk

Colloquium | September 19 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3105 Beach Room

 Department of Psychology

Caitlin Gasperetti
Talk: Characterizing Sleep in Evening-Type Adolescents

Niki Gumport
Talk: Patient Learning of Treatment Contents in Cognitive Therapy

Enitan Marcelle
Talk: Prenatal Predictors of Working Memory Functioning in ADHD

Getting Started with Savio: Introductory Training for Savio, the campus Linux computing cluster

Workshop | September 19 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Christopher Paciorek, Statistical Computing Consultant, Department of Statistics and Berkeley Research Computing; Debra Mccaffrey, Domain Consultant, Berkeley Research Computing

 Berkeley Research Computing

Berkeley Research Computing is offering an introductory training session on using Savio, the campus Linux high-performance computing cluster. We'll give an overview of how the cluster is set up, different ways you can get access to the cluster, logging in, transferring files, accessing software on the system, and submitting and monitoring jobs.

There are no prerequisites, but it will be...   More >

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Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): A wave packet parametrix for wave equations

Seminar | September 19 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Cristian Gavrus, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The aim of this talk is to present the construction of a parametrix for the wave equation with variable coefficients due to Hart Smith. The idea is to write approximate solutions as linear combinations of wave packets by decomposing the initial data using a frame of functions (concentrated in space and frequency) which are then transported across the bicharacteristic flow. Even though this...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: First Steps towards Tropical Hirzebruch-Riemann-Roch

Seminar | September 19 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Christopher Eur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Many recent works in algebraic combinatorics carry the theme of rendering results of classical algebraic geometry in tropical geometry. We first give an overview of three particular lines of work carrying such theme: (1) Hodge theory on matroids by Adiprasito, Huh, and Katz, (2) CSM classes of matroids by de Medrano, Rincón, and Shaw, and (3) Riemann-Roch on graphs by Baker, Norine, and others....   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: A Survey of Riemann-Roch in Tropical Geometry

Seminar | September 19 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Chris Eur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Many recent works in algebraic combinatorics carry the theme of rendering results of classical algebraic geometry in tropical geometry. We first give an overview of three particular lines of work carrying such theme: (1) Hodge theory on matroids by Adiprasito, Huh, and Katz, (2) CSM classes of matroids by de Medrano, Rincón, and Shaw, and (3) Riemann-Roch on graphs by Baker, Norine, and others....   More >

Annual IDV MPH Symposium

Conference/Symposium | September 19 | 4-6 p.m. | Li Ka Shing Center, 2/F, Lobby area

 Dr. Lee Riley, Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology

 CEND (Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases)

IDV Division hosts the annual IDV MPH Symposium for second year IDV MPH students to present their Field Study Projects in the poster session.

Pitzer Seminar in Physical Chemistry: Scaling Down the Laws of Thermodynamics

Seminar | September 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Christopher Jarzynski, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Maryland

 College of Chemistry

Thermodynamics provides a robust conceptual framework and set of laws that govern the exchange of energy and matter. Although these laws were originally articulated for macroscopic objects, it is hard to deny that nanoscale systems, as well, often exhibit “thermodynamic-like” behavior – biomolecular motors convert chemical fuel into mechanical work (like car engines), and individual polymer...   More >

On-campus Job Search Panel

Workshop | September 19 | 4-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Career Center

On-campus part-time job, volunteering in the community or involvement with student clubs will help enrich your overall college life, build up competitive skills craved by future employers, and provide valuable U.S. work experience for your pursuit of next “dream” job. Looking for a job on campus but not sure where to start? A panel of current international students will share their tips and...   More >

Commutative Algebra Student Seminar: Matroids, Graphs, and Symbolic Powers of Monomial Ideals

Seminar | September 19 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Charles Wang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

It is open in general what conditions imply that the symbolic powers and the usual powers of an ideal in a regular ring coincide. For squarefree monomial (i.e. radical) ideals in a polynomial ring in n variables over a field, there is a combinatorial characterization for when these two powers coincide. In this talk, I will discuss the combinatorial objects that arise in this context, and describe...   More >

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 >

Research and Funding Opportunities Workshop: Hosted by Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC)

Workshop | September 19 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Rm 360; to get to rm. 360, enter Stephens Hall archway, go through door with sign for Haas Institute for Fair and Inclusive Society; go up one floor to suite 360.

 Alexa Aburto, Humanities undergraduate, UC Berkeley; Ifechukwu Okeke, STEM undergrad and UROC co-director, Under-represented Researchers of Color (UROC); Istifaa Ahmed, Humanities undergrad and UROC co-director, Under-represented Researchers of Color (UROC)

 Under-represented Researchers of Color (UROC): student group sponsored by Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

This workshop will introduce and expose students to various research programs and funding opportunities on campus. It will cover various program applications and writing a research proposal. Presenters will discuss their experiences with their research programs, as well as the application processes.

The Alt Right on Campus: What Students Need to Know

Presentation | September 19 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Rm 220 - Multicultural Community Center

 Ryan Lenz, Senior Investigative Writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project and editor of its Hatewatch blog

 Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor

A Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) expert on hate and extremism will share information on an orchestrated campaign by white nationalists to make college campuses their battleground. The battle is not over free speech or political conservatism. Come learn about what they're pushing, why they’re obsessed with UC Berkeley and how we can effectively resist.

Wednesday, September 20, 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.

BAIR-Nvidia AI Day

Conference/Symposium | September 20 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, University Club

 Jensen Huang, CEO, Nvidia; Pieter Abbeel, Professor, EECS; Trevor Darrell, Professor, EECS; Bryan Catanzaro, VP of Applied Deep Learning Research, Nvidia; Sergey Levine, Professor, EECS; Larry Jackel, Autonomous Driving Consultant, Nvidia; Koushil Sreenath, Professor, CMU

 Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Lab

Explore the future of AI Computing and learn how researchers in academia and industry are using artificial intelligence algorithms for applications such as robotics, self-driving cars, and computer vision.

NSF GRFP Applicant Workshop

Workshop | September 20 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 318 Sproul Hall

 Graduate Division

The workshop will provide valuable tips that will assist in strengthening applications. Speakers include one of UCB’s NSF Fellowship Coordinators, a UCB professor that served on a previous year's NSF panel, and current UCB NSF fellows.

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

“Engineering self-assembled nanobiomaterials for therapeutic immunomodulation”

Seminar | September 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Evan Scott, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Self-assembled nanobiomaterials that are engineered to achieve specific biodistributions and mechanisms of degradation hold great promise for controlled stimulation of the immune system. Through the use of such rationally designed nanomaterials, we aim to investigate the basic inflammatory and immunological processes contributing to diverse pathologies and develop targeted immunotherapies. We...   More >

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 >

How Games Move Us: Emotional Technology by Design with Katherine Isbister: CITRIS Fall 2017 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | September 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Katherine Isbister, Professor, UC Santa Cruz

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Katherine Isbister is a Human Computer Interaction and Games researcher who creates and studies digital games and other playful computer-supported experiences. Her focus is emotion and social connection–understanding the impact of design choices on these qualities, and getting better at building and evaluating technology that supports and enhances social and emotional experience.

Human Thought and the Human Future

Seminar | September 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Carl Pabo

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Role of viruses in the microbiome"

Seminar | September 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 David Pride, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Our laboratory focuses on the role that microbial communities play in human homeostasis, health and disease. We firmly believe that the various microbial components of human ecosystems including bacteria, viruses, archaea, and fungi are important factors that help determine the natural history of their hosts. Furthermore, their interactions with humans or their interactions with other microbial...   More >

David Pride

No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | September 20 | 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 >

Costs of Work: Effects of Parental Work Scheduling on Childcare Arrangements: Peter Hepburn, UC Berkeley

Colloquium | September 20 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Peter Hepburn, Ph.D. Candidate, UC Berkeley, Sociology Department

 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.

Inspiration in the writer-reader encounter: Creativity, transmission, contagion, and personality similarity

Colloquium | September 20 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Todd Thrash, Professor, College of William & Mary

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Inspiration is a motivational state in which an individual feels compelled to transmit, actualize, or express ideas. In this colloquium I present a series of studies of the role of inspiration in the writer-reader encounter. Key findings include the following: (a) Writer inspiration predicts the creativity of the resulting text, whereas writer effort tends to be a poor predictor. (b) Inspiration...   More >

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | September 20 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

 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.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Background for research talk

Seminar | September 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Misha Kapovich, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

Background material on higher rank symmetric spaces and their discrete isometry groups.

Parking

Seminar | September 20 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Matthew Junge, Duke University

 Department of Statistics

Parking functions were introduced by combinatorialists in the 1960s, and have recently been studied by probabilists. When the parking lot is an infinite graph and cars drive around at random, we will look at how many parking spots are needed for every car to eventually find a spot. Joint work with Michael Damron, Janko Gravner, Hanbeck Lyu, and David Sivakoff.

Moving from water quantity to quality: Exploring climate impacts on eutrophication

Colloquium | September 20 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Anna Michalak, Carnegie Institute for Science, Stanford University

 Department of Geography

Questions surrounding water sustainability, climate change, and extreme events are often framed around water quantity – whether too much or too little. The massive impacts of water quality impairments are equally compelling, however, and recent years have provided a host of examples of unprecedented harmful algal blooms and hypoxic dead zones. Linkages between climate change and water quality...   More >

Cell Division: Mechanical Integrity with Dynamic Parts

Seminar | September 20 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Sophie Dumont, University of California, San Francisco

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Understanding how we get fat: Dietary regulation of adipocyte stem cells

Seminar | September 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Matt Rodeheffer, Yale

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Discrete isometry groups of higher rank symmetric spaces

Seminar | September 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Misha Kapovich, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

I will review basic geometry of higher rank symmetric spaces, and then discuss discrete isometry groups of such spaces, which are higher rank generalizations of Kleinian groups. We will see how some of the classical notions and results translate in the higher rank setting and how do they connect to the broader geometric group theory. For instance: What is the higher rank analogue of the...   More >

Premodern Arabic Concepts of Philosophy: A Text-Based Seminar

Seminar | September 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Ulrich Rudolph, Zurich University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

A seminar in Arabic on text readings by Farabi, Shahrazuri and Shahrastani, led by Professor Ulrich Rudolph. This text-based seminar requires knowledge of Arabic. To RSVP and receive the texts, please contact cmes@berkeley.edu.

  RSVP by calling 510-642-8208, or by emailing cmes@berkeley.edu

Applied Math Seminar: Topology Optimization of Nonlinear Problems in Solid and Fluid Mechanics

Seminar | September 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kurt Maute, University of Colorado, Boulder

 Department of Mathematics

Accurately modeling nonlinear problems in solid and fluid mechanics and, at the same time, allowing for topological changes in the optimization process poses interesting challenges on the formulation of the optimization problem, the physics model, and the discretization method. This talk will provide an overview of topology optimization approaches for nonlinear mechanical problems, focusing on...   More >

Adaptation via convex optimization in two nonparametric estimation problems

Seminar | September 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Adityanand Guntuboyina, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

We study two convex optimization based procedures for nonparametric function estimation: trend filtering (or higher order total variation denoising) and the Kiefer-Wolfowitz MLE for Gaussian location mixtures. Trend filtering can be seen as a technique for fitting spline-like functions for nonparametric regression with adaptive knot selection. It can also be seen as a special case of LASSO for a...   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Supports and tensor ideals in stable module categories.

Seminar | September 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Julia Pevtsova, University of Washington

 Department of Mathematics

Classifying modules up to direct sums in modular representation theory is usually a hopeless task – there are too many indecomposable modules (over a field of characteristic $p$) even for such a seemingly small group as $Z/3 \times Z/3$ or a three dimensional Heisenberg Lie algebra. Inspired by ideas from stable homotopy theory and algebraic geometry we suggest a different way of...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Robots for Everyone Everywhere

Colloquium | September 20 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Ankur Mehta, UCLA

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Creating and using new robotic systems has typically been limited to experts, requiring engineering background, expensive tools, and considerable time. Instead, I am working to create systems to automatically design, fabricate, and control functional robots from a simple description of the problem at hand. By enabling the on-demand creation of integrated electromechanical systems by casual...   More >

Egyptological Afternoon

Conference/Symposium | September 20 | 5-7 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Alexander Schütze, University of Munich; Melanie Flossmann-Schȕtze, University of Munich; Andrzej Niwinski, University of Warsaw

 Near Eastern Studies

5:00 Alexander Schütze (Munich University) Statues, Stelae and Private Legal Documents: The Agency of Things in the Petition of Peteese (P. Rylands 9)

P. Rylands 9 contains the lengthy petition of a scribe of the temple of Amun at el-Hibe dating to the early reign of Dareios I. The papyrus is considered as an important source for the history, administration and society of Late Period Egypt. In...   More >

Materializing Temporalities: Coloquio Internacional

Conference/Symposium | September 20 | 5-7 p.m. |  2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Lisa M. Johnson, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology; Rosemary A. Joyce, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Roundtable event featuring two talks:
"From One Moment to the Next: Multiple Temporalities at Chak Sutz' House (Group IV, Palenque)"

"Structured Deposition and Ritual Practice: A Case Study from the Ulua Valley, Honduras"

Respondent: Francisca Zalaquett Rock (Centro de Estudios Mayas, UNAM)

Egyptological Afternoon: Papers in Egyptian Studies

Conference/Symposium | September 20 | 5-7 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Alexander Schütze, Munich University; Mélanie Flossmann-Schȕtze, Munich University; Andrzej Niwinski, Warsaw University

 Near Eastern Studies

1) Statues, Stelae and Private Legal Documents: The Agency of Things in the Petition of Peteese (P. Rylands 9)
2) The Ptolemaic settlement of the Ibiotapheion at Tuna el-Gebel. Current research of the Joint Mission of Cairo and Munich Universities
3) The development of the iconographic repertoire of the 21st Dynasty coffins as new criterion for dating

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 >

Thursday, September 21, 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.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | September 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Mark Rosenzweig, Professor, Yale University

 Haas School of Business

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 >

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 >

Identity Theft: How to Protect Yourself (BEUHS363)

Workshop | September 21 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Laura Kares, GBA

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Speaker: Laura Kares, GBA

The number of people becoming victims of Identity Theft continues to increase. Join us to learn more about how to minimize the risk that you will become a victim of identity theft. And learn more about the ID Theft services available from ARAG, the University’s legal insurance plan provider. We’ll explain how to use the proactive credit record and internet monitoring...   More >

RISE Seminar: Strategies for integrating people and machine learning in online systems

Seminar | September 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 Jason Laska, Clara Labs

 RISELab

Clara Labs is an email-based scheduling service for busy people. Simply CC Clara on an email to a person you want to meet with, and we'll handle the back and forth game of email-tag for you in accordance with your preferences. To build a robust and accurate system that gracefully handles nuanced requests, we've combined machine learning (ML) with a distributed human labor force. This system...   More >

Julius Thomas Hansen Lecture: Responses to environmental stressors in fish: physiological plasticity and adaptation in an era of climate change

Seminar | September 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Trish Schulte, University of British Columbia

 Department of Integrative Biology

Julius Thomas Hansen Lecture

GeoLunch: Using Collector to Create an Asset Database

Seminar | September 21 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Charlotte Smith, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley

 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 >

The neural mechanism of aggression

Seminar | September 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Dayu Lin, New York University, School of Medicine

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

We've been here before: ‘America First’ and a Century of Defending Japanese language learning

Colloquium | September 21 | 4 p.m. | East Asian Library, Art History Seminar Room

 Noriko Asato, University of Hawaii at Manoa

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Noriko Asato will explore the efforts to control Japanese language schools in California a century ago as part of anti-immigrant nativism. This presentation develops from her book, “Teaching Mikadoism,” which looked at how nativists and Japanese Americans battled over their identity and education in Hawaii and the West Coast. Her presentation briefly explores how Japanese Americans resisted, and...   More >

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | September 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

Louisiana Slave Conspiracies

Colloquium | September 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

The CRG Thursday Forum Series presents...

Louisiana Slave Conspiracies

Bryan Wagner, English
Patty Frontiers, D-Lab
Amani Morrison, African Diaspora Studies
Shadrick Small, Sociology

We are a multidisciplinary research project dedicated to preserving, digitizing, transcribing, translating, and analyzing manuscripts from three Louisiana slave conspiracies.   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Geometry, dynamics, and the moduli space of Riemann surfaces

Colloquium | September 21 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Alex Wright, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

One of the themes of Maryam Mirzakhani's work is that the dynamics and geometry of individual surfaces are closely tied to moduli spaces of surfaces. Starting from this general perspective, we will focus in on our recent joint work with Mirzakhani and others on the $\mathbf {GL}(2, {\bf R} )$ action on the Hodge bundle over the moduli space of Riemann surfaces. This action will be presented in a...   More >

The Edge of Agriculture: Farming in California

Panel Discussion | September 21 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Gill Tract Community Farm

 1050 Marin Avenue, Albany, CA 94706

 Campus Gardens

A panel and public discussion with
California Secretary of Agriculture, Karen Ross
Doria Robinson, Executive Director of Urban Tilth
Jennifer Sowerwine, Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Berkeley

Facilitated by Alexa Levy, Educator and Community Organizer

California has long been the top producer of food and fiber in the US, though it is home to only 4% of the nation's farms....   More >

Friday, September 22, 2017

Apply to the SERC blog!

Deadline | September 22 |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Deadline to apply to be a writer, photographer, videographer, or artist for the SERC blog! Email aehills@berkeley.edu or visit https://serc.berkeley.edu/blog/ for more info

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 >

Genders in Translation

Conference/Symposium | September 22 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, International Campus at the University of Malaga, Spain

Genders in Translation, a day-long symposium organized by the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, brings together international interdisciplinary scholars to consider how genders are understood, lived, represented, and translated across diverse cultures, geopolitical regions, and historical moments.

Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

Colloquium | September 22 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

AEarning widespread notice for his richly colored and superbly crafted scores, Pierre Jalbert (b. 1967) has developed a musical language that is engaging, expressive, and deeply personal. Among his many honors are the Rome Prize, the BBC Masterprize, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's 2007 Stoeger Award,...   More >

Core Essentials for Better Posture (BEUHS402)

Workshop | September 22 | 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

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Oriented Matroids

Seminar | September 22 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Melissa Sherman-Bennett, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Oriented matroids are matroids whose defining subsets are "signed" in some way; a prototypical example is the ordered bases in a set of vectors, together with their orientations. Many familiar objects are oriented matroids, including directed graphs, vector configurations, and hyperplane arrangements. As with matroids, there are many ways of defining an oriented matroid, each stemming from the...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: 2D material-based layer transfer based on remote epitaxy and uniform epitaxial RAM towards large-scale neuromorphic arrays

Seminar | September 22 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Cory (Hogan Room)

 Professor Jeehwan Kim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will discuss our recent development in a “2D material-based layer-transfer (2DLT)” process based on remote epitaxy. We recently discovered that the epitaxial registry of adatoms during epitaxy can be assigned by the underlying substrate remotely through 2D materials. Our study shows that remote epitaxy can be performed through a single-atom-thick gap defined by monolayer graphene...   More >

Zotero Workshop: Zotero for Citation Management

Workshop | September 22 | 2-3 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 305 Library Training Room

 David Eifler, Environmental Design Library

 Library

Learn how to use this easy citation manager for Firefox, Safari and Chrome. The workshop will cover importing citations, exporting bibliographies, sharing resources for working groups, and using a wide variety of citation styles.

Aerogels for Energy and Environmental Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Dr. Marcus A. Worsley, Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Lab, Advanced Materials Synthesis Group

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Aerogels are porous solids used in a wide range of energy and environmental applications including sorbents, filtration, insulation, hydrogen storage, catalysis, batteries, and supercapacitors due to their high internal surface, composition, and small pore/particle size.  Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials, such as boron nitride and graphene, also exhibit a range of distinct optical, electronic,...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Stochastic Homogenization for Hamilton-Jacobi Equation with Non-convex Hamiltonian Function

Seminar | September 22 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

MENA Salon: Iraqi Kurdistan Independence Referendum

Workshop | September 22 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On September 25, Iraqi Kurdistan is scheduled to vote on whether or not to become an independent state. In this week’s MENA Salon we will survey views on the Kurdish referendum. We will also reflect on the tension between the right to self-determination and the principle of territorial integrity.

Inexpensive Catalysts for H2 Production and Organic Upgrading: From Water Splitting to Biomass Valorization

Seminar | September 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Yujie Sun, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Utah State University

 College of Chemistry

One of the challenges to realize large-scale H2 production from water electrolysis is the lack of competent and inexpensive electrocatalysts. Our group recently discovered that surface modification of metallic nickel foam with nitrogen resulted in a superior electrocatalyst for H2 evolution under neutral condition, rivaling the performance of the state-of-the-art platinum-based catalysts. In...   More >

ITS Seminar: Environment, Economy, and Equity: New Mobility Services and Sustainability

Seminar | September 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Don MacKenzie, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington

 Institute of Transportation Studies

New mobility services are growing quickly, but are they providing mobility for all travelers? Some studies have used system data from the car2go and Uber APIs to examine the types and quality of trips, while others used intercept surveys to characterize travelers using UberHOP and their reasons for choosing HOP. I will share results from these recent studies.

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Approximation schemes for mean curvature motion 2

Seminar | September 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Tim Laux, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Logic Colloquium: Mekler construction in generalized stability

Colloquium | September 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Nadja Hempel, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

Given a so called nice graph (no triangles, no squares, for any choice of two distinct vertices there is a third vertex which is connected to one and not the other), Mekler considered the 2-nilpotent subgroup generated by the vertices of the graph in which two elements given by vertices commute if and only if there is an edge between them. These groups form an interesting collection of examples...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Gavin Williams (King’s College, London): “Reproduction without origins? Property and personality in early Italian recorded music”

Colloquium | September 22 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

free and open to the public

Saturday, September 23, 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.

Faculty Sustainability Workshop

Workshop | September 23 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 The Green Initiative Fund, UC Berkeley Office of Sustainability and Energy

Calling all Berkeley faculty and lecturers! Come and learn how to integrate the concept of sustainability into your courses. Brainstorm ideas for including sustainability principles in curricula across campus – from art history to literature to gender studies to environmental science.

no registration fee

  Register online by September 8.

New Traditions: Korean Culture Week Launch

Workshop | September 23 | 2-6 p.m. |  Mils College Art Museum

 5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613

 Miran Lee, artist; Kay Kang, artist

 Soo-yeon Lyuh, musician

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Mills College Art Museum, Consulate General of the Republic of Korean in San Francisco

The Mills College Art Museum and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco present a day of family friendly Korean arts workshops led by exhibiting artists Miran Lee and Kay Kang, followed by a performance with internationally renowned haegeum musician Soo-yeon Lyuh in collaboration with contemporary Bay Area musicians performing new compositions.

Sunday, September 24, 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.

Monday, September 25, 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.

​Two forms of perceptual learning generalization: Immediate transfer and learning to learn

Seminar | September 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 C. Shawn Green, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

​While it is clear that, with appropriate practice, people will improve on most perceptual tasks, the improvements seen from such practice commonly fail generalize to new tasks. However, while this type of learning specificity is undoubtedly the most frequently described outcome of perceptual training, over the past few decades, numerous examples have been described in the literature...   More >

Understanding Human Rights Laws and Policies in Pakistan

Presentation | September 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room (766/768)

 Dr. Munir Moosa Sewani, Sindh Madressatul Islam University

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

CSHE Visiting Scholar, Dr. Sewani, will discuss the challenges and opportunities of human rights laws and policies in Pakistan and highlight how elements of human rights are portrayed by higher education policies.

Dr. Munir Moosa Sewani

Combinatorics Seminar: Pattern Posets and Poset Fibrations

Seminar | September 25 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Jason Smith, University of Strathclyde

 Department of Mathematics

A pattern poset is a poset of combinatorial objects, with a partial order s< t if s occurs in t for some notion of occurrence. For example, the poset of words where s< t if s occurs as a subword of t. A variety of such pattern posets have been studied independently on words, permutations, graphs, Dyck paths, etc. Moreover, many of these posets have similar results relating to their Möbius...   More >

Remembering in the Toddler Years

Colloquium | September 25 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Simona Ghetti, UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain

 Department of Psychology

The ability to subjectively re-experience our past requires processes that develop substantially during the course of childhood. Children ought to be able form, retain and retrieve detailed memory representations. In addition, they ought to be able to reflect on the quality of these memory representations (e.g., whether they are certain versus uncertain; whether the memories include vivid detail)...   More >

Use of PEER Tall Buildings Initiative Guidelines for Peer Review of Tall and Unique Structures

Seminar | September 25 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 James O. Malley, S.E. Senior Principal, Degenkolb Engineers, Degenkolb Engineers

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER)

Engineers designing tall and otherwise unique structures are challenged in strictly meeting all
seismic design provisions of the building code. Prior to 2010, there were no guidelines in
place to allow engineers to perform a performance-based seismic design to validate that their
designs were consistent with the performance goals of the code.

String-Math Seminar: Double-elliptic Macdonald Polynomials

Seminar | September 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Andrey Smirnov, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe a new geometric way to think about symmetric polynomials. We will consider some special classes in the equivariant elliptic cohomology of Hilbert scheme of points on the complex plane (elliptic stable envelopes). It is natural to think about these classes as two parametric elliptic generalization of Macdonald polynomials. All other important symmetric polynomials such as...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Semiclassical resolvent estimates away from trapping

Seminar | September 25 | 2:40-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Kiril Datchev, Purdue University

 Department of Mathematics

Semiclassical resolvent estimates relate dynamics of a particle scattering problem to regularity and decay of waves in a corresponding wave scattering problem. Roughly speaking, more trapping of particles corresponds to a larger resolvent near the trapping. If the trapping is mild, then propagation estimates imply that the larger norm occurs only there. However, in this talk I will show how the...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Microstates free entropy: definition, examples and applications.

Seminar | September 25 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Srivatsav Kunnawalkam Elayavalli, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will primarily discuss the work of Voiculescu in the paper " The analogues of entropy and of Fisher information in free probability II". We will motivate and define a free analogue of entropy via approximating matricial microstates, as inspired by the classical Boltzmann definition. Then we will discuss an attempt to resolve the free group factors isomorphism problem using...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Rational motivic path spaces

Seminar | September 25 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Ishai Dan-Cohen, Ben-Gurion University

 Department of Mathematics

A central ingredient in Kim's work on integral points of hyperbolic curves is the “unipotent Kummer map” which goes from integral points to certain torsors for the prounipotent completion of the fundamental group, and which, roughly speaking, sends an integral point to the torsor of homotopy classes of paths connecting it to a fixed base-point. In joint work with Tomer Schlank, we introduce a...   More >

Adam Elmachtoub - The value of opaque products

Seminar | September 25 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Adam Elmachtoub, Columbia University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: A product is said to be opaque if one or more of its attributes are not revealed until after the product has been sold. Opaque products have historically been used in the travel industry where airline and hotel brands might be hidden to the customer, in exchange for a discount. More recently, online retailers have also used opaque products, where customers can sacrifice their choice of...   More >

Design Field Notes: Jazmyn Latimer

Seminar | September 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Jazmyn Latimer, Code for America's lead designer for Safety and Justice, will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Seminar 271, Development: "The Impact of Cash Transfers on Local Public Finance: Experimental Evidence from Kenya"

Seminar | September 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Michael Walker, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Resonances on asymptotically hyperbolic manifolds; the ambient metric approach

Seminar | September 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Charles Hadfield, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

On an asymptotically hyperbolic manifold, the Laplacian has essential spectrum. Since work of Mazzeo and Melrose, this essential spectrum has been studied via the theory of resonances; poles of the meromorphic continuation of the resolvent of the Laplacian (with modified spectral parameter). A recent technique of Vasy provides an alternative construction of this meromorphic continuation which...   More >

SLAM: Starting a Career at a Top-Tier Institution

Seminar | September 25 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Insights from Professor Michelle Chang (Chemistry) and Professor Reza Alam (Mechanical Engineering) and Phil Geissler (Chemistry)!

Join us for an insightful discussion with our own UC Berkeley faculty members about what it’s really like to start a career at a top-tier institution. Learn about how to navigate the career change from post-doc to professor and how to position yourself for success.

AFL-CIO Solidarity Center Delegation on Illicit Financial Flows out of Africa: Transnational Cooperation on Illicit Financial Flows

Panel Discussion | September 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)

 Joel Odigie, Coordinator of Human and Trade Union Rights, International Trade Union Confederation-Africa; Luckystar Miyandazi, Policy Officer in the African Institutions Program, The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); Cloudine Bwesigye, Program Officer, East Africa Trade Union Confederation (EATUC)

 UC Berkeley Labor Center, AFL-CIO Solidarity Center

In 2015, Thabo Mbeki commissioned a high level report on Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) from Africa. The report indicated that over $50 billion in IFFs leaves Africa annually, an amount nearly equal to the official development assistance sent to the continent each year. IFFs are of particular concern amidst current changes in development funding trends and increasing environmental degradation....   More >