<< November 2018 >>

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Open Seminar: Characterization and Gender, 1800-2008 with Ted Underwood

Seminar | November 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room

 Ted Underwood, Professor in the School of Information Sciences and the English Department, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Department of Comparative Literature, Information, School of, Library, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Professor of English and Information Science Ted Underwood will lead a discussion on the findings of his distant reading study on gender and fiction.

Applied Math Seminar: Convex optimization for multimarginal optimal transport problem with Coulomb cost

Seminar | November 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Yuehaw Khoo, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

We introduce methods from convex optimization to solve the multimarginal transport problem arise in the context of strictly correlated electron density functional theory. Convex relaxations are used to provide outer approximation to the set of $N$-representable 2-marginals and 3-marginals, which in turn provide lower bounds to the energy. We further propose rounding schemes based on tensor...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | November 8 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Dean Karlan, Northwestern University

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | November 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Nancy Qian, Kellogg

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Excited electronic states: Dielectric screening and hot-electron mediated ion diffusion

Seminar | November 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 André Schleife, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Computational Materials at Berkeley

High-performance computing enables quantum-mechanical studies of material properties with unprecedented accuracy: In particular, many-body perturbation theory is capable of predicting electronic and optical properties in excellent agreement with experiment. Dynamics of excited electrons that interact with fast-moving ions can be investigated accurately and efficiently using real-time...   More >

IB Seminar: The ecology and cell biology of life history evolution

Seminar | November 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Didem Sarikaya, University of California, Davis

 Department of Integrative Biology

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | November 8 | 1:30-3:30 p.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 >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | November 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Learning Movement and Social Behaviors in Multi-Agent Settings

Seminar | November 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Igor Mordatch, Senior Research Scientist, Open AI

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will discuss how principles of optimal control, learning, and model-based reasoning can be used to generate and explain a broad range of human movement behaviors, from locomotion to dexterous manipulation, applicable both in simulation and on physical robot platforms.

TDPS Speaker Series: The Making of Antíkoni

Panel Discussion | November 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Jenni(f)er Tamayo, Director and TDPS Graduate Student, UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; Beth Piatote, Playwright and Associate Professor, Native American Studies, UC Berkeley's Department of Ethnic Studies; Mark Griffith, Professor of Classics and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; Catherine Cole, Divisional Dean of Arts, University of Washington, School of Drama, University of Washington

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Department of Classics, Native American Studies, Arts + Design, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

This panel offers diverse perspectives on the intellectual, practical, and political aspects of making the play, 'Antíkoni', presented in staged readings at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology on November 6-7, 2018. The panelists will discuss the play’s engagement with the Sophocles tragedy 'Antigone', the contemporary conflicts over human remains, and the play’s inaugural reading in the Hearst Museum.

Public Opinion on Policy Solutions:: The Role of Equivalence Frames, Policy Scope, and Party Cues

Colloquium | November 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Laura Stoker Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Our research brings together insights from three disparate literatures—on equivalence framing, scope sensitivity, and party cue-taking—to study public opinion on policies designed to ameliorate problems facing the nation, including the opioid crisis, gun violence, identity theft, failing infrastructure, domestic violence, pollution, teenage bullying, and access to health care.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Some applications of analytic techniques to geometric and dynamical system problems

Colloquium | November 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Colin Guillarmou, Orsay

 Department of Mathematics

We review new results based on harmonic and microlocal analysis in order to obtain positive answers to certain geometric inverse problems and questions about dynamical systems going back to Smale and Fried.

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color): Research opportunities for who? FOR YOU!!

Workshop | November 8 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about the different research opportunities on campus and how to best prepare for applying to them.

Modeling Perspective and Parallax to Tell the Story of Genre Fiction with Ted Underwood

Seminar | November 8 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room

 Ted Underwood, Professor in the School of Information Sciences and the English Department, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Department of Comparative Literature, Information, School of, Library, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Ted Underwood will discuss his work with predictive models of genre literature to explore how implicit assumptions about genre consolidate or change across time.

Eileen Myles in conversation with Stephen Best

Panel Discussion | November 8 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Nourse Theater

 275 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94117

 Eileen Myles

 Stephen Best, Associate Professor, Berkeley English

 City Arts and Lectures, KQED

Stephen Best will be interviewing Eileen Myles for the City Arts & Lectures program at the Nourse Theater in San Francisco on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 7:30pm.

Please consider attending the interview. You can purchase tickets by calling 415-393-4400 or by visiting the City Arts and Lectures website. KQED will also rebroadcast the interview on November 16, 2018.

Eileen Myles is the...   More >

$29.00 Single admission

  Buy tickets online or by calling 415-392-4400

Friday, November 9, 2018

Essig Brunch: Dr. Curtis Ewing, CalFire Entomologist

Seminar | November 9 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Entomology, Essig Museum of

Essig Brunch is a weekly seminar series focused on arthropod science (insects, spiders, scorpions, etc.) hosted by the Entomology Students Organization.

Attentional Episodes and Cognitive Control

Seminar | November 9 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 John Duncan, MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Abstract: Human fMRI studies show a tightly-localised set of “multiple-demand” or MD regions, involved in solution of many different cognitive challenges, widely separated yet strongly functionally connected, and linked to standard measures of fluid intelligence. Multiple-demand regions are generally associated with “cognitive control”, but how should control be conceived? Using data from...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Statistical Learning Towards Gamification in Human-Centric Cyber-Physical Systems

Seminar | November 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Cory Hall, 400 Hughes

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, we explore Human-Centric Cyber-Physical Systems by simultaneously considering users’ behavior/preference and their interaction as strategic agents. People’s interaction in a cyber-physical system is a core mechanism of the implementation of smart building technology. However, human preference in regard to living conditions is usually unknown and heterogeneous in its manifestation as...   More >

ESPM Seminar: Resilience of Metapopulations

Seminar | November 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Nathan van Schmidt

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

Nathan van Schmidt, PhD candidate here at UC Berkeley will speak on resilience of metapopulations in coupled natural-human systems: uncovering connections between wetlands, people, climate change, and disease

i4Y Speaker Series - Alexandra Carter

Presentation | November 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Alexandra Carter

 Innovations for Youth

This presentation will discuss the ongoing legal battle over abortion restrictions for unaccompanied immigrant minors in U.S. federal custody and the implications for public health policy, practice, and research.

The Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Urban Transit Infrastructure: Evidence from Bogotá’s TransMilenio

Seminar | November 9 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall

 Nick Tsivanidis, Haas School of Business

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | November 9 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris, Yoga Instructor, Be Well at Work - Wellness Program

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of movement, soothe your back, and grant you increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn how pranayama breathing can enhance your practice, and help liberate your mind in surprising ways. Yoga mats are provided, or you can bring your own. Comfortable clothing and bare feet recommended.

  Register online

Workshop: Living Landscapes: Time, Knowledge, and Ecology

Workshop | November 9 | 1-5 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility), Room 101

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Archaeological Research Facility, Department of Anthropology, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Art and Cultures (SISJAC), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN)

November 9 (Fri.): 1-5PM: Rm 101, 2251 College Building (Archaeological Research Facility), UC Berkeley

November 10 (Sat.): 9AM-12 noon: Rm 221, Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley (closed session; please RSVP: habu@berkeley.edu)


How can knowledge of the past be developed and transformed so that it informs understandings of the present and future? The Center for Japanese Studies at UC...   More >

 The Saturday, November 10 portion of the workshop is a closed session. To request attendance, please email Professor Junko Habu at habu@berkeley.edu.

2018 UC Berkeley Geotechnical Engineering Research Symposium

Conference/Symposium | November 9 | 1-5 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Julian Cohen-Waeber, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley; Jinho Park, Researcher, UC Berkeley

 Makbule Ilgac, PhD Student, UC Berkeley; Greg Lavrentiadis, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley; Ezra Setiasabda (Tjung), PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley; Jes Parker, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley

 Graduate Assembly

On behalf of the graduate students of the UC Berkeley GeoSystems program, we are pleased to announce our second annual Geotechnical Engineering Research Symposium. This event is an opportunity for current PhD students and Research Associates to share their research with the geotechnical engineering industry. There will be short oral presentations as well as time for one-on-one interactions via a...   More >

2018 UC Berkeley Geotechnical Engineering Research Symposium

Conference/Symposium | November 9 | 1-5 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Julian Cohen-Waeber, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley; Jinho Park, Researcher, UC Berkeley

 Daniel Hutabarat, PhD Student, UC Berkeley; Greg Lavrentiadis, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley; Ezra Setiasabda (Tjung), PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley; Jes Parker, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley

 Graduate Assembly

On behalf of the graduate students of the UC Berkeley GeoSystems program, we are pleased to announce our second annual Geotechnical Engineering Research Symposium. This event is an opportunity for current PhD students and Research Associates to share their research with the geotechnical engineering industry. There will be short oral presentations as well as time for one-on-one interactions via a...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Multinomial Logit Processes and Preference Discovery: Inside and Outside the Black Box"

Seminar | November 9 | 1:30-3 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Fabio Maccheroni, Bocconi

 Department of Economics

* Please note the change in date/time
Co-Authored by Simone Cerreia-Vioglio, Massimo Marinacci and Aldo Rustichini

Data in the Higher Education Curriculum

Seminar | November 9 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Cathryn Carson

 Information, School of

Undergraduate institutions nationally and internationally are increasingly grappling with how to provide data analytic competencies to their students. This talk offers three lines of sight into this development, reflecting on drivers internationally (looking at the case of a recent German national initiative), nationally (taking a synoptic look at recent U.S. efforts), and at UC Berkeley.

BASF Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry: Designer DNA Architectures for Programmable Self-assembly

Seminar | November 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Hao Yan, School of Molecular Sciences, Arizona State University

 College of Chemistry

Hao Yan studied chemistry and earned his Bachelor’s degree at Shandong University, China. He obtained his PhD in Chemistry under Professor N. C. Seeman, New York University in 2001, working on design and construction of sequence dependent DNA nanomechanical devices. He then moved to the Computer Science Department at Duke University, where he continued to explore his interests in DNA based...   More >

Logic Colloquium: If 13 were not prime: Mathematics and counterpossibles

Colloquium | November 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Mark Colyvan, Professor of Philosophy and Philosophy of Mathematics, University of Sydney; Visiting Professor and Humboldt Fellow, Ludwig-Maximilians University

 Department of Mathematics

Standard approaches to counterfactuals in the philosophy of explanation are geared toward causal explanation. I suggest how to extend the counterfactual theory of explanation to non-causal, mathematical explanation. The core idea here is to model impossible perturbations to the relevant mathematics while tracking the resulting differences to the explanandum (either physical or mathematical,...   More >

China's "Law and Development" Moment?: Reflecting on Reflections of Law in China’s Globalism

Colloquium | November 9 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Matthew S. Erie, Oriental Studies, University of Oxford

 Stanley Lubman, Boalt School of Law, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Law, Boalt School of

What is the role of law in China’s new globalism? By the year 2020, China will be one of the largest capital exporters in the world, marking the first time in modern history a nondemocratic state will have such a widespread impact on the developing world. While much of Chinese investment flows to post-industrial Europe and North America, a significant amount reaches Sub-Saharan Africa, West Asia,...   More >

After Effects: Professor Rajagopalan Mrinalini

Conference/Symposium | November 9 | 6-8 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 Professor Rajagopalan Mrinalin, Assoc Prof, Department of Art/Architecture History, University of Pittsburgh

 Department of Architecture

Professor Rajagopalan Mrinalini will deliver the opening lecture for a graduate student conference entitled: After Effects: Architectural Histories of the Present, November 9th-11th 2018.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Workshop: Living Landscapes: Time, Knowledge, and Ecology

Workshop | November 10 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Room 221 (Gifford Room)

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Archaeological Research Facility, Department of Anthropology, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Art and Cultures (SISJAC), http://www.chikyu.ac.jp/rihn_e/

November 9 (Fri.): 1-5PM: Rm 101, 2251 College Building (Archaeological Research Facility), UC Berkeley

November 10 (Sat.): 9AM-12 noon: Rm 221, Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley (closed session; please RSVP: habu@berkeley.edu)


How can knowledge of the past be developed and transformed so that it informs understandings of the present and future? The Center for Japanese Studies at UC...   More >

 The Saturday, November 10 portion of the workshop is a closed session. To request attendance, please email Professor Junko Habu at habu@berkeley.edu.

  RSVP by emailing habu@berkeley.edu

R.A.D. Self Defense for Women: Cal Self Defense for All

Workshop | November 3 – 17, 2018 every Saturday | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Unit 1 Residence Hall, Putnam Main Lounge

Gender Equity Resource Center, Gender Equity Resource Center

 Gender Equity Resource Center

This is a 9-hour comprehensive, women* and femmes course that begins with risk awareness and progresses to basic hands-on defense training. This course is divided into three consecutive Saturdays (Sat 11/3, 11/10, 11/17) from 9am-12pm.

*We welcome all UC Berkeley community members who experience life through the lens of woman in body, spirit, identity - past, present, future, and fluid

Free UCB students, faculty, staff & post-docs, $20 (bring to first day) Non-UCB affiliated

  Register online

Hand Block Printing with Plant Dyes

Workshop | November 10 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Seema Asnani, https://www.attiser.com/

 Botanical Garden

Hand-block-printing is a centuries-old Indian art form that originated in the Rajasthan. In this hands-on class, you will create your design and pattern based on basic geometric shapes, and explore printing on various materials and design and print your own scarf. All materials, tools, and instruction will be provided, including items to print.

Explore a range of raw material including...   More >

$100 / $95 UCBG members

 Registration Closed. Register  by November 8.

After Effects: Architectural Histories of the Present

Conference/Symposium | November 10 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 Professor Lucia Allais, Princeton School of Architecture; Professor Rajagopalan Mrinalini, University of Pittsburgh

 Department of Architecture

The Department of Architecture at UC Berkeley and its PhD students will host a graduate student conference focusing on the after effects of under examined or minor landscapes, projects and historical developments that are informed by the politics of the present.

Family Workshop: Moche Inspired Face Rattles

Workshop | November 10 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Join in on this month's Family Workshop at the Hearst Museum! Learn about Moche culture and create rattles inspired by two thousand year old objects.This is a drop-in workshop for all ages. Bring the whole family for this activity included free with museum admission.

Find out more about events at the Hearst Museum by going to hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu/events.

Photo: 4-2964

After Effects: Professor Lucia Allais

Conference/Symposium | November 10 | 4-6 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 Professor Lucia Allais, Princeton School of Architecture

 Department of Architecture

Professor Lucia Allais will deliver the closing lecture for a graduate student conference entitled: After Effects: Architectural Histories of the Present, November 9th-11th 2018.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Trees and Tones - Wooden Instrument Traditions: Sitars and Tamburas

Presentation | November 11 | 4-6:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Learn all about sitars and tamburas with instrument maker J. Scott Hackleman. For over 40 years Scott has been studying sitar, travelling to India, and making and repairing hundreds of Indian instruments for artists all over the world. This talk will be accompanied by sitar, tambura, and tabla performances.

$40 / $35 UCBG Members / $20 student

  Register online or or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Monday, November 12, 2018

Tana Quartet

Colloquium | November 12 |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

TIME TBA

Tana invented the quartet of the twenty first century. The are audacious, pioneers and precursors. Tana foresee the new sounds of the modern string quartet.



Recognized by The Guardian as "impeccable players", the quartet is a recipient of an array of international awards, from the Pro Quartet - CEMC Foundation in Paris, the Verbier Festival Academy and the Union of Belgian...   More >

Seminar 231, Public Finance: Holiday

Seminar | November 12 |  Evans Hall | Canceled

 Department of Economics

Nordic Food Policy Lunch

Panel Discussion | November 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Haas School of Business, N340 Chou Hall

 Afton Halloran, The Solutions Menu

 Center for Responsible Business

For the first time, the most innovative food policy solutions in the Nordic Region have been brought together in a single document. The Solutions Menu includes 24 policies that aim to change food consumption and intends to inspire new and robust policy responses to the societal and environmental challenges caused by our current food systems.The Solutions Menu is produced by the Nordic Food Policy...   More >

The Science and Practice of Mindfulness: An Introductory Workshop

Workshop | November 12 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This workshop has been designed to give you a practical introduction to the science and practice of mindfulness, with a focus specifically on how you can integrate these practices into the busyness of everyday life. These three hours are packed with a variety of foundational practices, exercises, and concepts that Joshua has carefully selected to help you deal with stress and enhance well-being.

$30 / $25 UCBG Member / $15 student

  Register online

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: Holiday (No Meeting)

Seminar | November 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

Seminar 271, Development: No Seminar.

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

 Department of Economics

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Earth Writing: ISAS Faculty Workshop led by Prof. Sharad Chari

Workshop | November 13 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Lenore Manderson, Public Health and Medical Anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Sumathi Ramaswamy, James B. Duke Professor of History and International Comparative Studies, Duke University; Amita Baviskar, Sociology, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi; Kath Weston, Anthropology, University of Virginia; Geeta Patel, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Virginia

 Sharad Chari, Geography, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Geography, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Alan Dundes Distinguished Chair in Folklore

In our time of unprecedented instrumentalization and transformation of earthly and worldly processes, from the scale of the body to the planet, the Earth-Writing Symposium returns to the question of ‘geography’ as the praxis of ‘Earth-writing.’ Attention to the ‘graphia’ in ‘geography’ points us to a variety of forms of writing or inscription with, through or alongside material, earthly or...   More >

November Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | November 13 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

Industry-UCB-UEC Workshop 2018 (IUUWS 2018)

Conference/Symposium | November 13 | 10 a.m.-5:40 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Workshop Day 1: November 13 (Tues)

10:00 -10:30 Registration

10:30 -10:35 Opening Address:
Prof. Kazuo UCHIDA, Executive Committee Chairman of IUUWS
Department of Computer and Network Engineering, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, UEC

10:35 -10:45 Welcome Speech:
Prof. Masayoshi TOMIZUKA
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Dean of...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Putting the 'I' in IPO

Seminar | November 13 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Chi Zhang, Kamyar Kaviani, Nikita Vemuri, and Simon Walter, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

As an alternative to traditional loans, young people could issue securities that pay dividends that depend on their future financial success in life. This type of a personal IPO is especially desirable for young people, who for example may need money for a college education, because it allows them to shift the risk of repayment to investors who bet on their future success, unlike in a traditional...   More >

Student Hosted Colloquium: Peering into the Lipid World

Seminar | November 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Neal Devaraj, Department of Chemistry, UC San Diego

 College of Chemistry

Lipids remain one of the most enigmatic classes of biological molecules. Lipids were likely one of the first components necessary for life, yet our understanding of how lipid membranes could have arisen spontaneously is a mystery. Human cells produce thousands of unique lipid species, but the purpose for such diversity remains unknown. Dysregulation of lipid metabolism is a key factor in some of...   More >

Could It Happen Here? Canada in the Age of Trump and Brexit

Colloquium | November 13 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Moses Hall

 Michael Adams, https://www.environicsinstitute.org/michael-adams

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

From award-winning author Michael Adams, Could It Happen Here? draws on groundbreaking new social research to show whether Canadian society is at risk of the populist forces afflicting other parts of the world.

Americans elected Donald Trump. Britons opted to leave the European Union. Far-right, populist politicians channeling anger at out-of-touch “elites” are gaining ground across Europe. In...   More >

GUH Lecture: Neutralizing Poverty: Governing Homelessness in San Francisco

Colloquium | November 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Since the 1980s anti-homeless laws criminalizing sleeping, sitting, and panhandling in public spaces have increased across the US and abroad, with the most rapid rise occurring in the past decade.  While legal studies have tracked the spread of these...    More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "A New Keynesian Model with Wealth in the Utility Function"

Presentation | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Emmanuel Saez, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by November 8.

Neutralizing Poverty: Governing Homelessness in San Francisco

Colloquium | November 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Global Urban Humanities

Since the 1980s anti-homeless laws criminalizing sleeping, sitting, and panhandling in public spaces have increased across the US and abroad, with the most rapid rise occurring in the past decade.  While legal studies have tracked the spread of these laws, we know very little about their on-the-ground implementation, impact on the unhoused, or role in the broader reproduction of poverty and...   More >

Using Machine Learning to Understand Physician Decisions

Colloquium | November 13 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 1205 Berkeley Way West

 Ziad Obermeyer

 Public Health, School of

As the complexity of patients and the health care system grows, the human mind struggles to keep pace. Even with perfect incentives, medical decision making is maddeningly difficult, and it’s not surprising that doctors get many of these decisions wrong—with the end result of low-value care. Machine learning can help improve decision making in health care. I’ll present results suggesting that...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Tait colorings and foams

Seminar | November 13 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

We'll continue to discuss Kronheimer and Mrowka's invariant $J^\sharp (G,\Gamma )$ for planar webs $G$, and show that it is spanned by foams with appropriate coefficients.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): On the problem of interacting bodies (Part I)

Seminar | November 13 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Nima Moini, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The state of a system in the low density limit should be described (at the statistical level) by the kinetic density, i.e. by the probability of finding a particle with position x and velocity v at time t. This density is expected to evolve under both the effects of transport and binary elastic collisions, which are expressed in the Boltzmann equation. The Cauchy problem for this equation is...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: The Chordal Loewner Equation and Monotone Probability Theory

Seminar | November 13 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Ian Charlesworth, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will present recent work of Schleißinger and its connections with monotone probability theory. In 2004, O. Bauer interpreted the chordal Loewner equations as the non-autonomous versions of evolution equations for semigroups in monotone and anti-monotone probability theory. We also look at the corresponding equation for free probability theory.

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

Workshop | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 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 >

Why Autonomy is Hard

Seminar | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306

 Dr. Brandon Basso, Director of Autonomy at Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), UBER

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Dr Brandon Basso is a former UC Berkeley graduate from the ME department and the Director of Autonomy at Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG). In this talk he will give an overview of the autonomous car program at UBER and focus on the challenges associated to delivering safe autonomous cars.

BIOGRAPHY
Brandon Basso is a Director of Autonomy at Uber Advanced Technologies Group...   More >

Recent Advances in Biomedical Surface Analysis: Proteins and Nanoparticles

Seminar | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 David G. Castner, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

 College of Chemistry

Surface analysts have benefited from the significant and numerous advances that have occurred in the past 40 years in terms of improved instrumentation, introduction of new techniques and development of sophisticated data analysis methods, which has allowed us to perform detailed analysis of increasing complex samples. For example, comprehensive analysis of surfaces and surface immobilized...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​CANCELLED

Seminar | November 13 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 CANCELLED

 Department of Economics

Summary Execution: The Seattle Assassinations of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes: Book Talk with Michael Withey

Reading - Nonfiction | November 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 Human rights lawyer Michael Withey

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes were Filipino American labor activists and officers of ILWU Local 37 who were murdered in their Seattle union office in 1981. Mike Withey, lead attorney on the case, demonstrates in his book the legal twists and turns of citing the Philippine government as the culprit.

“Some lawyers shamelessly seek attention. And some lawyers deserve attention because they...   More >

International Student Career Success Series: No Offer Yet. Now What?

Workshop | November 13 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room

 Career Center

Tried applying for positions in Handshake, the career fairs and other activities you should through this recruiting season but still not getting anything? Or are you just getting started with your job/internship search at this time? Come and learn the tips, strategies, and resources for job/internship search at this time of year. And yes, networking during Thanksgiving week is one of...   More >

Women Who Lead: A Storytelling Salon

Panel Discussion | November 13 | 6-9 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association's The Berkeley Network, and the Berkeley Haas Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership proudly present this year's Alumnae Career Advancement event - WOMEN WHO LEAD: A STORYTELLING SALON.
Join us for a panel of notable business women as they tell personal stories, offer life hacks, share their wisdom on the topics of leadership, career, and inclusion.
Moderated by...   More >

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Career Series: Environmental Lawyers of Color

Seminar | November 13 | 6-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Suite # 220

 Professor Roger Lin, UC Berkeley Boalt School of Law; Luna Martinez, Law Student at Boalt School of Law; Candice Youngblood, Law Student at Boalt School of Law; Eddie Ahn, Executive Director, Brightline Defense

 Student Environmental Resource Center, Multicultural Community Center

Join us in discussing the challenges and opportunities for people of color in enrolling and getting into Law school. Additionally, we will have a dialogue on the role lawyers have in supporting grassroots environmental justice movements.

Respect + Rebellion: A Purple America

Panel Discussion | November 13 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Berny and Geston, Respect + Rebellion

 Bridge USA

In a time when blue and red seem so divided, two people with very similar backgrounds but divergent political beliefs prove that friendship is possible and raise hopes for a Purple America. Join BridgeUSA in welcoming Berny and Geston, a Democratic pastor and Republican politician respectively, as they discuss issues such as:

1. Immigration laws
2. Stand Your Ground Laws vs Consitutional...   More >

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Basic Needs Security Expert Panel

Panel Discussion | November 14 |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

The Basic Needs Security Panel is co-hosted by the UC Berkeley Basic Needs Security Committee and Cal Alumni Student Association. The primary goal for this event is to help BNS facilitate a discussion between a panel of experts from Senator Barbara Lee's office, the Nutrition Policy Institute, and the BNS Committee on the following topic: "What are some of the institutional factors that...   More >

Industry-UCB-UEC Workshop 2018 (IUUWS 2018)

Conference/Symposium | November 14 | 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Workshop Day 1: November 13 (Tues)

10:00 -10:30 Registration

10:30 -10:35 Opening Address:
Prof. Kazuo UCHIDA, Executive Committee Chairman of IUUWS
Department of Computer and Network Engineering, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, UEC

10:35 -10:45 Welcome Speech:
Prof. Masayoshi TOMIZUKA
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Dean of...   More >

Using Social Networks to Estimate Adult Mortality: Dennis Feehan, UC Berkeley

Colloquium | November 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Dennis Feehan, Professor, Department of Demography, UC Berkeley

 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.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Phred Benham: Colonization of and adaptation to tidal marshes in the Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)

Seminar | November 14 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Phred Benham

 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 >

Wesley Valdes on "Times, they are a Changin ... Healthcare and the Connected Consumer": CITRIS Research Exchange

Conference/Symposium | November 14 | 12-1 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the speaker:
Dr. Valdes is coming on board at UC Davis Health to fill a role as the Principal Architect for Digital Health and as the Medical Director for Outpatient Telehealth Services. Dr. Valdes is an internal medicine physician trained in treating chronic wounds and tissue repair and will staff the new outpatient chronic wound clinic. Dr. Valdes enjoys watching trends in the tech...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Hotwired Life: Biophysical Studies of Microbial Extracellular Electron Conduits"

Seminar | November 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Moh El-Naggar, University of Southern California

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

El-Naggar leads the NanoBio Lab, which focuses on the fundamentals, implications, and technological applications of biological charge transfer, using environmental microbes as model systems. This is a highly interdisciplinary area, drawing from the toolboxes of nanoscience, condensed matter physics, electrochemistry, and environmental microbiology.

The Epistemology of Overconfidence: On the difficulty of being both wrong and knowing it

Colloquium | November 14 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Don Moore, Professor, BerkeleyHaas

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

In this talk, I begin by distinguishing three forms of overconfidence: overestimation, overplacement, and overprecision. Of these, overprecision (inflated confidence in the accuracy of our knowledge or predictions) is the most robust and least understood. I document its role in self-assessment, test performance, and macroeconomic forecasts. This leads to an epistemological exploration regarding...   More >

Presumptions and Precarity: probing electricity infrastructure in Unguja, Tanzania

Colloquium | November 14 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Veronica Jacome, PhD Candidate, Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

"Modern energy for all", a broad initiative to connect poor populations to the electric grid, is generally thought to lead to reductions in poverty-induced vulnerabilities and is considered a primary strategy for meeting development goals. Indeed the main push for electrification projects in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) rests on the connection between the lack of electricity connections in SSA, and...   More >

Vero Jacome in Tanzania

Haas Innovation Seminar

Seminar | November 14 | 12:30-2 p.m. | C320 Cheit Hall

 Danielle Li, MIT

 Haas School of Business

A Conversation with David Vladeck

Colloquium | November 14 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 110

 David Vladeck, Georgetown Law

 Consumer Advocacy and Protection Society, American Constitution Society, Civil Justice Research Initiative, Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

Please join us as we host David Vladeck,
former Director of the FTC’s Bureau of
Consumer Protection under the Obama
Administration. Mr Vladeck will discuss:
the future of consumer protection and
antitrust law, unfair and deceptive acts
and practices, privacy and data security,
and more.

David Vladeck, Former Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | November 14 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

A Conversation Across the Divide: David French and Erwin Chemerinsky Discuss the National Climate

Panel Discussion | November 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 David French, Senior Fellow, National Review Institute; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Berkeley Law

 Office of Chancellor

We are thrilled to welcome students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends of the campus to the second event in the Conversations Across the Divide speaker series we are continuing to host this year. You can view the first in this series between Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor and Carmel P. Friesen Chair in Public Policy and former Secretary of Labor and Stephen Moore, Distinguished Visiting...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Background for research talk

Seminar | November 14 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Lev Tovstopyat-Nelip, Boston College

 Department of Mathematics

I will review the background material for the research talk, and explain its place in low-dimensional topology.

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Internal waves for (linearized) fluids and 0th order pseudodifferental operators

Seminar | November 14 | 2:40-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Maciej Zworski, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Colin de Verdière and Saint-Raymond have recently found a fascinating connection between modeling of internal waves in stratified fluids and spectral theory of 0th order pseudodifferential operators on compact manifolds. The purpose of this talk is to show how a version of their results follows from the now standard radial estimates for pseudodifferential operators and some results about...   More >

Unimodular uniformization and random walks

Seminar | November 14 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 James R. Lee, University of Washington

 Department of Statistics

Consider deforming the path metric of a unimodular random graph by a (unimodular) reweighting of its vertices. In many instances, a well-chosen change of metric can be used to study the spectral measure, estimate the heat kernel, and bound the speed of the random walk. Even for extensively studied models like random planar maps (e.g., the uniform infinite planar triangulation) and critical...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: $p$-adic Hodge theory

Seminar | November 14 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Koji Shimizu and Joe Stahl, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss comparisons with $p$-adic Hodge theory

Berkeley ACM A.M. Turing Laureate Lecture: Game Theory in Auction and Blockchain with Andrew Yao

Colloquium | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Tsinghua Univeristy, Beijing

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Game theory has provided a mathematical framework for addressing issues in many domains, including economics and distributed computing systems. In recent years the rise of novel commercial infrastructure, such as electronic auction (for on-line ads) and blockchain, has led to many new interdisciplinary studies involving algorithmic games. In this talk we discuss some recent work from this...   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Gelfand-Tsetlin theory for Galois algebras

Seminar | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Vyacheslav Futorny, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

 Department of Mathematics

Galois algebras is an important class of algebras with invariant skew group structure that allow an effective study of their Gelfand-Tsetlin representations. We will give an overview of recent advances based on joint results with D. Grantcharov, E. Ramirez, P. Zadunaisky and J. Zhang.

ERG Colloquium: Bri-Mathias Hodge: Designing a Sustainable and Reliable Future: Simulating Next Generation Energy Systems

Colloquium | November 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Bri-Mathias Hodge, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

 Energy and Resources Group

This talk focuses on the challenges of renewable energy integration and the simulation methods and data being developed to help design future low-cost highly reliable interconnected energy systems.

"Molecular Simulations of the Coordination Environment of Metal-Organic Frameworks"/"Cutting Materials in Half: A Graph Theory Approach for Generating Crystal Surfaces and Its Prediction of 2D Zeolites"

Colloquium | November 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Sudabeh Jawahery, Ph.D. student in the Smit Group; Matthew Witman, Ph.D. student in the Smit Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Condition Number Analysis of Logistic Regression, and its Implications for Standard First-Order Solution Methods

Seminar | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Paul Grigas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Logistic regression is one of the most popular methods in binary classification, wherein estimation of model parameters is carried out by solving the maximum likelihood (ML) optimization problem, and the ML estimator is defined to be the optimal solution of this problem. It is well known that the ML estimator exists when the data is non-separable, but fails to exist when the data is separable....   More >

Designing a Sustainable and Reliable Future: Simulating Next Generation Energy Systems

Colloquium | November 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Bri-Mathias Hodge, University of Colorado, Boulder

 Energy and Resources Group

Power systems worldwide are changing rapidly in the face of the global challenge of decarbonization and the subsequent addition of more distributed and variable renewable energy sources. Since the power system is enormous in scale, has very long investment horizons, and stringent reliability requirements, changes to the system need to be thoroughly validated through computational simulations...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): The transverse invariant and braid dynamics

Seminar | November 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Lev Tovstopyat-Nelip, Boston College

 Department of Mathematics

Let \(K\) be a link braided about an open book \((B,p)\) supporting a contact manifold \((Y,\xi )\). \(K\) and \(B\) are naturally transverse links. We prove that the hat version of the transverse link invariant defined by Baldwin, Vela-Vick and Vertesi is non-zero for the union of \(K\) with \(B\). As an application, we prove that the transverse invariant of any braid having fractional Dehn...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Determination of space-time structures from gravitational perturbations

Seminar | November 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Yiran Wang, Stanford

 Department of Mathematics

We consider inverse problems for the Einstein equations with source fields. The problem we are interested in is to determine space-time structures e.g. topological, differentiable structures of the manifold and the Lorentzian metric, by generating small gravitational perturbations and measuring the responses near a freely falling observer. We discuss some unique determination results for Einstein...   More >

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 3: Publics

Conference/Symposium | November 14 – 15, 2018 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Asif Agha, University of Pennsylvania; Virginia Jackson, UC Irvine; Constantine Nakassis, University of Chicago; Rosetta Young, UC Berkeley; Karin Barber, University of Birmingham; Francis Cody, University of Toronto; Nicholas Harkness, Harvard University

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the third of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar that will take place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

Self Defense for Self Determination: Intro to Self Defense and De-Escalation Strategies

Workshop | November 14 | 5-7 p.m. | Unit 1 Residence Hall, Putnam Main Lounge

 Mamie Chow

 Gender Equity Resource Center

This workshop will be led by Mamie Chow, who holds a 3rd degree black belt from Wild Crane Rising Martial Arts, a community-based school that trains in a contemporary style of Tae Kwon Do. Mamie's approach to self defense values social justice, preventing verbal and physical violence, and creating an encouraging space to practice self and community defense skills. In the last couple of years, we...   More >

My Fight for Justice: With Dewayne "Lee" Johnson, Tyrone Hayes, and More

Panel Discussion | November 14 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, Senate Chambers, Floor 5

 Dewayne "Lee" Johnson; Tyrone Hayes; Kendra Klein; Diane Williams

 Berkeley Food Institute

Herbicide Free Cal is hosting a panel discussion with Dewayne "Lee" Johnson, the plaintiff in the Johnson v. Monsanto case, UC Berkeley professor and rockstar atrazine researcher, Tyrone Hayes, Oakland activist and gardener, Diane Williams, and Friends of the Earth scientist, Kendra Klein. This event was catalyzed by the recent Johnson v. Monsanto lawsuit, and aims to have an open dialogue with...   More >

Adam Hochschild and Elizabeth Farnsworth: “Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays”

Panel Discussion | November 14 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism, Human Rights Center

In this rich collection, bestselling author Adam Hochschild has selected and updated over two dozen essays and pieces of reporting from his long career. Threaded through them all is his concern for social justice and the people who have fought for it. The articles here range from a California gun show to a Finnish prison, from a Congolese center for rape victims to the ruins of gulag camps in the...   More >

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Diversity and Inclusion in Television

Course | November 14 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 145

 Erika Green Swafford, Writer, Performer, and Producer, Universal Television; Evangeline Ordaz-Molina, Attorney and Writing Fellow, ABC Disney

 Henry Robles, Writer

 Russell Robinson, Professor, Berkeley Law

 Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture

Wednesday, 11/14/18
Diversity and Inclusion in Television
Room 145, Berkeley Law
Roundtable Discussion: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Reception: 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Speakers: Erika Green Swafford, Evangeline Ordaz-Molina, and Henry Robles
Registration is now closed

This roundtable discussion with several TV writers will consider the extent to which Hollywood workplace norms are evolving after #OscarsSo...   More >