<< Week of April 23 >>

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Islamophobia and the End of Liberalism?: 8th Annual Conference on Islamophobia

Conference/Symposium | April 21 – 23, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium

 Center for Race and Gender

Islamophobia and the end of liberalism?
8th Annual International Islamophobia Conference

Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project
University of California, Berkeley

April 21st – 23rd, 2017
Boalt Hall, Booth Auditorium, UC Berkeley

Exploration of Forms Workshop: “Female Orishas and Their Songs” with Bobi Céspedes

Workshop | April 23 | 1-3 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Part of the Public Movement Workshop Series (4 Sundays)
No dance training required to participate.
$5 for UCB Participants (with ID); $10 for general public per workshop — cash or check
No need to RSVP; simply show up ready to move.

The Orisha are deities found in the Yoruba-spiritual tradition known as Ifa in Nigeria, Candomblé in Brazil, and Lucumí in Cuba.

Join us for a rare...   More >

$5 UCB Participants with ID, $10 General Public

  Tickets go on sale April 23.

Monday, April 24, 2017

CARA Anniversary Symposium: The California Research Alliance by BASF celebrates 3 years

Conference/Symposium | April 24 – 25, 2017 every day | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatap Conference Room

 College of Chemistry

Charles-Albert Lehalle - Closing The Loop of Optimal Trading: a Mean Field Game of Controls

Seminar | April 24 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 4193 Etcheverry Hall

 Charles-Albert Lehalle, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI)

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

This talk explains how to formulate the now classical problem of optimal liquidation (or optimal trading) inside a Mean Field Game (MFG). This is a noticeable change since usually mathematical frameworks focus on one large trader in front of a " background noise " (or " mean field "). In standard frameworks, the interactions between the large trader and the price are a temporary and a permanent...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Combinatorial evaluation of Hecke algebra traces

Seminar | April 24 | 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Mark Skandera, Lehigh University

 Department of Mathematics

(Please note the unusual time of this talk.)

The (type A) Hecke algebra $H_n(q)$ is a certain module over $\mathbb Z[q^{1/2},q^{-1/2}]$ which is a deformation of the group algebra of the symmetric group. The $\mathbb Z[q^{1/2},q^{-1/2}]$-module of its trace functions has rank equal to the number of integer partitions of $n$, and has bases which are natural deformations of those of the symmetric...   More >

Dimensional Reduction and Hyper Reduction of Parametric Nonlinear Structural Dynamics Models for Real-Time Computing: SEMM Seminar

Seminar | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Charbel Farhat, Professor, Department of Aeronatics and Astronautics, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering, Stanford University

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Model reduction is a tool in applied mathematics that is rapidly becoming indispensable for computational-based design and optimization, stochastic analysis for uncertainty quantification, embedded computing, and online optimal control. It is also essential for “what-if” engineering scenarios and other parametric studies where dramatically faster if not real-time simulation responses are desired.

Combinatorics Seminar: Counting monochromatic structures in finite abelian groups

Seminar | April 24 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Julia Wolf, University of Bristol

 Department of Mathematics

It is well known (and a result of Goodman) that a random 2-colouring of the edges of the complete graph $K_n$ contains asymptotically the minimum number of monochromatic triangles ($K_3$s). Erdős conjectured that this was also true of monochromatic copies of $K_4$, but his conjecture was disproved by Thomason in 1989. The question of determining for which small graphs Goodman's result holds true...   More >

Archaeological Databases with Filemaker

Workshop | April 24 | 12:30-2:30 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Rus Sheptak, UC Berkeley, Archaeological Research Facility

 Archaeological Research Facility

This workshop will present the organization and logic behind a prototype database for excavation data that answers questions of when, where, and duration of events and artifacts within the site.


Presentation | April 24 | 1-2 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design


Differential Geometry Seminar: Some almost theorems about four-dimensional curvature

Seminar | April 24 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 John Lott, UC-Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe some topological conditions to ensure that a noncollapsed Riemannian 4-manifold, which is almost Ricci-flat, in fact admits a Ricci-flat metric. This is joint work with Vitali Kapovitch.

Seminar 231, Public Finance: “Quantifying the Welfare Gains of Variety: A Sufficient Statistics Approach”

Seminar | April 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Kory Kroft, University of Toronto

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

(joint with Jean-William Laliberté, René Leal-Vizcaino, and Matthew Notowidigdo)

String-Math Seminar: Wild Hitchin system and Argyres-Douglas theory

Seminar | April 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Dan Xie, Harvard University

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss the connection between Hitchin's system with irregular singularity and four dimensional N=2 Argyres-Douglas theories.

Reading Technopoetic Japan

Colloquium | April 24 | 2:30 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Earl Jackson Jr., National Chiao Tung University

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Comparative Literature, Film & Media Studies

What is often dismissed as “otaku culture” actually names a complex network of creative industries and equally creative engaged participants. The media that emerge and sustain these subcultural formations include anime, manga, novels, etc.. In studying these media I focus on relations among technology, representation, and subjectivity as well as the politics that inform and circumscribe those...   More >

Preventing Gun Violence: What Works and What Stands in the Way: the keynote event in the Gun Violence in America series

Panel Discussion | April 24 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix, 8th floor

 Robyn Thomas, Executive Director, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

 Peter Aldhous, Buzzfeed, UC Berkeley

 Human Rights Center

featuring Robyn Thomas, Executive Director, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, in conversation with Peter Aldhous, Science reporter, Buzzfeed and Professor, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

  RSVP online

Composition Colloquium: Clemens Gadenstätter

Colloquium | April 24 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Clemens Gadenstätter (born 1966, Zell am See/Salzburg) studied Composition with Erich Urbanner (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) and Helmut Lachenmann (1992-1995, University of Music and Perfroming Arts Stuttgart) as well as he studied the flute (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) with Wolfgang Schulz.

During his student years, he was active as a flautist in...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Trace formulas in perturbation theory

Seminar | April 24 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Anna Skripka, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will present trace formulas arising in perturbation theory that substantially extend the celebrated Krein's result of the 50s. These formulas provide representations for remainders of approximations of operator functions that "split up" the involved noncommutativity. Proofs of the results rely on a fascinating theory of multiple operator integration that has been developing for...   More >

Siqian Shen - Ambiguous Chance-Constrained Bin Packing under Mean-Covariance Information

Seminar | April 24 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Siqian Shen, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Professor Siqian Shen research is in integer programming, stochastic programming, and network optimization. The models she considers usually feature stochastic parameters and discrete decision variables.

Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Computations in Local Rings using Macaulay2

Seminar | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Mahrud Sayrafi, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Local rings are ubiquitous in algebraic geometry. Not only are they naturally meaningful in a geometric sense, but also they are extremely useful in proving theorems. When studying finitely generated modules over local rings, for instance, projectivity, flatness, and freeness are all equivalent. Above all, many important results depend on Nakayama's lemma, which holds over local rings. In this...   More >

China’s Economic Statecraft Toward Myanmar and North Korea

Colloquium | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 James Reilly, Government and International Relations, University of Sydney

 Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies

Tempted by their expansive authority over China’s economy, Chinese leaders are increasingly deploying economic resources such as foreign aid and overseas investments to influence policy decisions in other countries. To implement economic statecraft, China’s leaders rely upon state-owned companies, bureaucratic agencies, and local Chinese officials, even though they may be unreliable...   More >

Health, Race, and Housing: Three Perspectives on Urban Inequality

Colloquium | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Duster Conference Room

 2420 Bowditch Street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley; Melody Tulier, DrPH Candidate, School of Public Health, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley; Cynthia Ledesma, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Ethnic Studies, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

 Malo André Hutson, Chancellor's Professor, City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

Melody Tulier, DrPH Candidate, School of Public Health, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

Cynthia Ledesma, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Ethnic Studies, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of...   More >

BLISS Seminar: Geometric optimization: convex and nonconvex

Seminar | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Suvrit Sra, MIT

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will highlight some aspects of geometry and its role in optimization. In particular, I will talk about optimization problems whose parameters are constrained to lie on a manifold or in a specific metric space. These geometric constraints often make the problems numerically challenging, but they can also unravel properties that ensure tractable attainment of global optimality for...   More >

IB Seminar: Rhythms of Life in Fluctuating Environments

Seminar | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Kwasi Connor, University of Southern California

 Department of Integrative Biology

Science and Mathematics Education Colloquium: Environmental Education: Supporting Socio-Emotional Learning, Place-Based Connections, and Stewardship

Colloquium | April 24 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Nicole Ardoin, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education and Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University

 Graduate School of Education

Abstract. Environmental education—a diverse field focused on lifelong learning, systems thinking, and sustainability practices—can address a range of outcomes, including environmental knowledge and attitudes, interpersonal skills, and environmentally related behaviors. Many environmental education programs, particularly those with residential or youth-development elements, emphasize...   More >

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CARA Anniversary Symposium: The California Research Alliance by BASF celebrates 3 years

Conference/Symposium | April 24 – 25, 2017 every day | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatap Conference Room

 College of Chemistry

RAPDP - Intermediate - FM8 Award Modifications

Course | April 25 | 9-11 a.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop on determining when a change to a project requires sponsor approval and/or a formal contract amendment, and the process for working with SPO/IAO to get a contract amended.

  Register online

The effects of stress during pregnancy: Interview with Kate Wilsterman, Integrative Biology

Seminar | April 25 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7FM

 Kate Wilsterman, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Tesla Monson, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7FM

Tune in this week to hear endocrinologist Kate Wilsterman, PhD candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology, talk about her research on the effects of stress during pregnancy.

The Graduates, highlighting graduate student research at Berkeley and around the world, is broadcast every other Tuesday at 9AM on KALX 90.7FM and on the web.

Kate with her research assistant

Bus Rapid Transit: Planning, Design, and Operations

Workshop | April 18 – 27, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; James Lightbody, Lightbody Consulting

 Technology Transfer Program

Bus rapid transit (BRT) is an adaptable, cost-effective mode of public transportation suitable for deployment in both larger and smaller cities worldwide. The optimal BRT functions like light rail transit, but on existing streets as a premium express urban bus transit service. BRT can either supplement or replace existing bus networks, as well as either supplement or substitute for light rail...   More >

 The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies, as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will a

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Institutional Investor Behavior and Market Dynamics

Seminar | April 25 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: John Arabadjis, State Street

 Center for Risk Management Research

Enhancing Precision and Efficiency in Macromolecular Synthesis: New Strategies and Enabling Functions

Seminar | April 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Jeremiah Johnson, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 College of Chemistry

Motivated by nature, polymer chemists have long sought tactics and strategies for the synthesis of macromolecules and materials with precise structures. Existing approaches often require a trade-off between structural control and atom economy/scalability. Driven by specific fundamental questions and/or functional targets, we have developed synthetic strategies that offer both precision and...   More >

UCMP Fossil Coffee: The Bill Clemens oral history project

Seminar | April 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP Fishbowl)

 Paul Burnett, Bancroft Library

 Museum of Paleontology

BSAC Technology Seminar - Silicon-Based Integrated Sensors and Systems with On-Chip Antennas: From Picosecond Pulse Radiators To Miniaturized Spectrometers

Seminar | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Prof. Aydin Babakhani, Assistant Professor | Director, RISC, Rice University, Rice Integrated Systems and Circuits (RISC)

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Silicon processes make it possible to integrate everything from antennas to processors on a single chip, which create opportunities to implement complex sensors and systems on a millimeter scale. This results in single-chip picosecond pulse radiators, wirelessly synchronized chips with sub-psec synchronization accuracy, miniaturized spectrometers, and wirelessly powered sensors and actuators.

  RSVP online by April 24.

Forestry Seminar

Seminar | April 25 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Robert Hrubes, Scientific Certification Systems

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

“Forest Certification: Assessing Efficacy after 25 Years”

23andMe's research on the Genetic diversity and the African Diaspora.

Colloquium | April 25 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Joanna Mountain, Senior Director of Research, 23AndMe

 Center for African Studies

One of the Center for African Studies weekly sessions in our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series.

Joanna Mountain

Development Lunch:"Two short presentations"

Seminar | April 25 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Kevin Feeney; Zenan Wang

 Department of Economics, CEGA

Won’t Somebody Please Think of the Journalists?

Seminar | April 25 | 1-2 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Tom Lowenthal, Staff Technologist, Committee to Protect Journalists

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

As part of its Spring 2017 Lunch Seminar Series, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity presents Tom Lowenthal, Staff Technologist for the Committee to Protect Journalists.

  RSVP online by April 24.

Dissertation Talk: Development of New Processing Schemes for High Quality Electronic Materials on Amorphous and Flexible Substrates

Seminar | April 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Kevin Chen

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

III-V semiconductors are promising materials for a wide variety of electronic and optoelectronic applications due to their high electron mobilities as well as direct band gaps which can be tuned by changing the elemental composition of the material. However, they are limited in their application space due to two main factors: cost and the need for a lattice matched epitaxial substrate upon which...   More >

Academic Freedom, Hungary, and the Attack on the Central European University

Panel Discussion | April 25 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Istvan Rev, Director, Open Society Archive, Central European University, and Visiting Professor of History, UC Berkeley; Gábor Klaniczay, Professor of Medieval History, Central European University

 John Connelly, Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Department of History

Gábor Klaniczay

Factorization Algebra Seminar: Higher holomorphic factorization algebras

Seminar | April 25 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 5 Evans Hall

 Brian Williams, Northwestern University

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss factorization algebras that display a certain type of holomorphic structure. Familiar special cases branch off in two directions: 1) topological factorization algebras, which provide a well-known description of $E_n$ algebras, and 2) holomorphic factorization algebras in complex dimension one, which define the structure of a vertex algebra. I will propose an algebraic reformulation...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Sixty-four Curves of Degree Six

Seminar | April 25 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Bernd Sturmfels, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This lecture is an invitation to real algebraic geometry, along with computational aspects, ranging from bitangents and K3 surfaces to eigenvectors and ranks of tensors. We present an experimental study - with many pictures - of smooth curves of degree six in the real plane. This is joint work with Nidhi Kainhsa, Mario Kummer, Mahsa Sayyari and Daniel Plaumann. The number 64 refers to rigid...   More >

The Annual Alexander Pines Lecture: The Amyloid Phenomenon and its Significance for Human Disease

Seminar | April 25 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Christopher Dobson, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

 College of Chemistry

Interest in the phenomenon of amyloid formation by peptides and proteins has developed with extraordinary rapidity in recent years, such that is now a major topic of research across a wide range of disciplines. The reasons for this surge of interest arise both from the links between amyloid formation and a range of rapidly proliferating medical disorders, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s...   More >

Immigrant Rights Panel

Presentation | April 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 10 Haviland Hall

 Zahra Billoo, Council on American-Islamic Relations; Daniel Moreno, Causa Justa::Just Cause

 Cal ARC (Anti-Racism Collaborative)

Immigrant Rights Panel with CJJC and CAIR
Tuesday, April 25th
4-6 pm
Room 10, Haviland Hall
Food provided!

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Recoupment and Predatory Pricing Analysis"

Seminar | April 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Louis Kaplow, Harvard Law School

 Department of Economics

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Panel Discussion | April 25 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room

 Richard Rothstein, Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute

 Janelle Scott, Associate Professor, Berkeley, GSE; Michael J. Dumas, Assistant Professor, Berkeley, GSE; sean reardon, Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education and Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology, Stanford University

 Graduate School of Education

Richard Rothstein, author and Research Associate at the Economic Policy Institute, will offer insights into how residential segregation in America — the incessant kind that continues to dog our major cities and has contributed to so much ongoing social strife — is the intended result of racially explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal levels.

He will...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Generalized Cayley-Chow Coordinates and Computer Vision

Seminar | April 25 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Brian Osserman, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

A fundamental problem in computer vision is to reconstruct the configuration of a collection of cameras from the images they have taken of a common subject. If we model a camera as a linear projection from projective 3-space to the projective plane, this problem can be rephrased algebrogeometrically in terms of recovering a subvariety of a product of projective planes. Both the equations defining...   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 >

Digital Dissent

Panel Discussion | April 25 | 6-7:45 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Center for New Media, Information, School of, Graduate School of Journalism

In the last presidential election cycle, and accelerating into the first months of the new Presidency, our society has experienced as never before the unexpected, asymmetrical, and powerful effects of new, digital media on public and political life. On April 25, The Berkeley Center for New Media, in partnership with the School of Information and Graduate School of Journalism, turn to the...   More >

Sustain U: Green Up Your Life

Course | January 31 – April 25, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | 6:30-8 p.m. | 228 Dwinelle Hall

 Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer

 Student Environmental Resource Center

This course, presented by the Student Environmental Resource Center, is meant to introduce sustainability as a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary concept embodying business, economics, public health, engineering, and ethnic studies, as well as its real practical applications in students’ lives.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | April 26 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | April 26 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Specialist, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Matrix Computations and Scientific Computing Seminar: Randomized Complete Pivoting for Solving Symmetric Indefinite Linear Systems

Seminar | April 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Yuehua Feng, Xiamen University, China

 Department of Mathematics

Bunch-Kaufman's partial pivoting (BKPP) algorithm and Aasen's algorithm are two of the most widely used methods for solving symmetric indefinite linear systems, yet they both suffer from occasional numerical instability due to potentially exponential element growth. In this work, we develop a randomized complete pivoting (RCP) algorithm for solving symmetric indefinite linear systems. RCP is...   More >

BioE Seminar: “Molecular Engineering of Biologic Drug Therapies and Diagnostic Platforms”

Seminar | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Patrick Stayton, University of Washington

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Wednesday, April 26
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

“Molecular Engineering of Biologic Drug Therapies and Diagnostic Platforms”

Patrick Stayton
Distinguished Career Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Director, Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute
University of Washington

Biologic drug therapies based on proteins, RNA, DNA and...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Plant gene regulation and complex traits genetics"

Seminar | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Christine Queitsch, University of Washington

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Our research focuses on two related fields: the genetic architecture of complex traits and the role of gene regulation and protein folding in generating heritable phenotypic variation. We advance complex trait genetics by ascertaining uncharacterized sequence variation and by resolving the relative importance of additive variation and epistasis in complex traits. Lastly, to improve the genotype-...   More >

Christine Queitsch

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Zach Hanna (seminar title TBA)

Seminar | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Zach Hanna

 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 >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Symmetric unions without crossing changes

Seminar | April 26 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Allison Moore, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

A classic problem in knot theory is the cosmetic crossing conjecture. This conjecture asserts that a crossing change will always change the knot type, unless the crossing is nugatory. In the main seminar I'll describe an obstruction to so-called "cosmetic" crossing changes. In the student seminar, I'll show how to use that obstruction to produce new infinite families of knots for which the...   More >

Random walk driven by two-dimensional discrete Gaussian free field

Seminar | April 26 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Marek Biskup, U.C.L.A. Mathematics

 Department of Statistics

I will discuss the random walk driven by two-dimensional pinned discrete Gaussian Free Field (pDGFF). Explicitly, I will consider the Markov chain on the square lattice that jumps across an edge with probability proportional to the exponential of the gradient of pDGFF across that edge. The chain thus tends to move in the direction of increasing values of the pDGFF and this results in trapping. I...   More >

Applied Mathematics Seminar: Uncertainty Quantification in the Classification of High Dimensional Data

Seminar | April 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Andrew Stuart, California Institute of Technology

 Department of Mathematics

We provide a unified framework for graph based semi-supervised learning which brings together a variety of methods which have been introduced in different communities within the mathematical sciences; the unification is through an inverse problems formulation. We study probit classification, generalize the level-set method for Bayesian inverse problems to the classification setting, and...   More >

Systems Genetics of Tuberculosis

Seminar | April 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Christopher Sassetti, University of Massachusetts Medical School

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Buying the Farm: The Financialization of US Agriculture.

Colloquium | April 26 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Professor Kathryn De Master, University of California Berkeley

 Department of Geography

Gas Separations in Metal-Organic Frameworks

Colloquium | April 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Professor Jeffrey Long, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Chemical Engineering

ERG Colloquium: Jeni Miller: Planet Prescription: Health Sector Advocacy to Address Climate Change

Colloquium | April 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Jeni Miller, Executive Director, Global Climate and Health Alliance

 Energy and Resources Group

In its 2015 report, the UCL-Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change stated that climate change poses “an unacceptably high and potentially catastrophic risk to human health.” The threats to health are myriad, ranging from heat-related morbidity/mortality, to increases in vector-borne diseases, to the impact of worsening air quality on respiratory and cardiovascular disease....   More >

EECS Colloquium: Enabling the First Interstellar Missions with Integrated Photonics and Electronics

Colloquium | April 26 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Philip Lubin, University of California, Santa Barbara

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Humanity has long dreamed of exploring new worlds far outside our solar system. With more than 3600 exo-planets discovered the number of planets per star appears to be about unity. The implications of this are profound. One of the implications is the desire to visit some of these exo-planets. However, our current propulsion systems are not capable of exploring our stellar neighbors...   More >

Cross-validation with Confidence

Seminar | April 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Jing Lei, Department of Statistics, CMU

 Department of Statistics

Cross-validation is one of the most popular model selection methods
in statistics and machine learning. Despite its wide applicability,
traditional cross-validation methods tend to overfit, unless the ratio
between the training and testing sample sizes is very small.
We argue that such an overfitting tendency of cross-validation
is due to the ignorance of the uncertainty in the testing...   More >

FoxO1 in Insulin Action and Lipid Metabolism

Seminar | April 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Henry Dong, University of Pittsburgh

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Cosmetic crossing changes

Seminar | April 26 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Allison Moore, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

A classic problem in knot theory is the cosmetic crossing conjecture, which asserts that the only crossing changes which preserve the isotopy class of a knot are nugatory crossing changes. Previously, the knots known to satisfy this conjecture included two-bridge and fibered knots. I will show that knots with branched double covers that are L-spaces also satisfy the cosmetic crossing conjecture,...   More >

Applied Algebra Seminar: Low Complexity (RADAR) Channel Estimation

Seminar | April 26 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall | Note change in time

 Alisha Zachariah, University of Wisconsin

 Department of Mathematics

Several forms of wireless communication involve estimating the channel through which signals are sent. In this talk we will focus on the RADAR channel. My main motivation in this talk is to present an algebraic channel model that has a sophisticated underlying structure. I will present an existing algorithm that uses this and then develop a low complexity improvement that the structure suggests....   More >

United Kingdom Universities Q&A Student Panel

Presentation | April 26 | 6-7 p.m. | 180 Barrows Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

As a part of the UC Berkeley Study Abroad office's Student Ambassador Program, this program is an outreach event for students interested in UCEAP United Kingdom Universities program. This will be an opportunity to speak with past participants from English Universities & Scottish Universities programs.

Crafter Dark: Free drop-in arts and crafts workshop

Workshop | January 26 – May 26, 2017 every month | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Living Room

 Berkeley Art Studio

Get crafty with us! We’re hosting free, drop-in arts & crafts workshops in the MLK Jr. Student Union campus living room every 2nd Thursday of the month. Hope to see you there!
January 26th: Printing on Fabric
February 9: Zinelette Mini-Magazines
March 9th: Hand Lettering
April 20th: Macrame Plant Holders
May 11th: Clay Mobiles

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: The threshold theorem for the hyperbolic Yang-Mills flow

Seminar | April 27 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Daniel Tataru, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The goal of the talk is to provide an overview of the proof of the Threshold Conjecture for the hyperbolic Yang-Mills equations. This involves nonlinear covariant wave equations, Lie algebras, gauge questions, microlocal analysis in the Lie algebra setting, bilinear and multilinear estimates, renormalization and parametrices, induction on energy, and other fun stuff!

Bus Rapid Transit: Planning, Design, and Operations

Workshop | April 18 – 27, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; James Lightbody, Lightbody Consulting

 Technology Transfer Program

Bus rapid transit (BRT) is an adaptable, cost-effective mode of public transportation suitable for deployment in both larger and smaller cities worldwide. The optimal BRT functions like light rail transit, but on existing streets as a premium express urban bus transit service. BRT can either supplement or replace existing bus networks, as well as either supplement or substitute for light rail...   More >

 The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies, as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will a

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Early Korea

Conference/Symposium | April 27 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Stella Xu, Roanoke College

 Martin Bale, Yeungnam University; Jonathan Best, Wesleyan University; Marjorie Burge, UC Berkeley; Mark Byington, Harvard University; Jack Davey, UC Berkeley; Lauren Glover, University of Wisconsin; Dennis Lee, Yonsei University; Gyoung-Ah Lee, University of Oregon; Rachel Lee, University of Washington; Rory Walsh, University of Oregon

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Early Korea is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to understand human society on the Korean peninsula in ancient times, make the case for the relevance of the region to world history and archaeology, and critically appraise how ancient history is used in the present to foster notions of Korean identity.

IRLE Visitors Workshop

Colloquium | April 27 | 10:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room

 Marie Connolly, Professor of Economics, University of Quebec at Montreal; Xianqiang Zou, PhD Candidate, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Yukiko Asai, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Tokyo; Jan Luksic, Graduate Student, Goethe University Frankfurt; Asma Benhenda, PhD Student, Paris School of Economics; Ling Huang, Peking University

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

Each year, IRLE hosts visiting scholars and visiting student researchers who come to Berkeley from all over the world to work on projects related to labor and employment. At this workshop, visitors will present research at various stages and receive feedback from their peers and the wider community.

  RSVP by emailing charlotterutty@berkeley.edu

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | April 27 | 10:30-11:30 a.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.

Writing Your Research Proposal

Workshop | April 27 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Berkeley Research Development Office

This workshop will show you how to develop the body of your research proposal. We will discuss how to create a logical flow of background information and preliminary data with the current study's research design.

ESPM Seminar Series - Spring 2017 - Jack Stilgoe

Seminar | April 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

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

"Machine learning, social learning, and the governance of driverless cars"

Refreshments in 139 Mulford Hall at 11:30

The Berkeley Network Webinar Series: Land Interviews for Unlisted Jobs: Leverage Your Network

Seminar | April 27 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Vera Fishman ’04, Owner, 360Confidence

 Cal Alumni Association

Up to 85% of jobs are filled via networking. That’s why it can be so difficult to get an interview when applying online. Join us to learn how to effectively leverage your exciting network (we all have one!) and create new connections to get access to published and unadvertised opportunities – even if you don’t consider yourself to be the “networking type.”

  Register online

Job Interviewing II: Practice Your Interviewing Skills (BECAR207)

Workshop | April 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

 TBA, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

This hands-on workshop gives you tips for acing the interview.

Enroll online at the UCB Learning Center (http://tinyurl.com/ucblms).

 Enroll online at the UCB Learning Center (blu.berkeley.edu).

Planning Your Pregnancy Leave (BEUHS315)

Workshop | April 27 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Theresa McLemore, UCB HR Employee Relations Consultant; Sheila Taliafero, UCB Disability Counselor; Angel Cheng, Benefits Analyst, Benefits and Leaves; Valerie Hellmold, UCB Academic Personnel; Gabe Schmidt, Health Care Facilitator

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees. Enroll online.

  Register online

Derived Alegbraic Geometry seminar: Topological Hochschild homology and Witt vectors

Seminar | April 27 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Martin Speirs, University of Copenhagen

 Department of Mathematics

Topological Hochschild homology (THH) is a homology theory for (derived) rings which has had several applications to algebraic K-theory and, more recently, to integral p-adic Hodge theory. I will introduce THH($A$) for a ring $A$ and discuss its relation to the (p-typical) Witt vectors of $A$, establishing (certain fixed points of) THH as a derived Witt vector construction. This is the beginning...   More >

AIHA Northern CA and COEH-CE IH Forum: Ethics in the Workplace

Seminar | April 27 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 11 Elihu Harris State Building

 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

 COEH-Continuing Education Program, American Industrial Hygiene Association, Northern California

This presentation will provide an introduction to ethics in the workplace. It will provide information on ethical issues that can arise for the Industrial Hygienist inside the corporate environment and outside, and the opportunity to consider and discuss ethical responses to potential challenging situations and concerns in the workplace.


At the end of the course attendees will be...   More >


  Registration opens April 3. Register online or by calling 510-642-8365, or by emailing coehce@berkeley.edu by April 27.

North and South: Technologies of Order and Escape

Colloquium | April 27 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues) | Note change in location

 Héctor Beltrán, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley; Jen Smith, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Ethnic Studies, and Graduate Fellow, Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues, UC Berkeley

 Keith P. Feldman, Assistant Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

ISSI's Graduate Fellows Program presents:

Héctor Beltrán, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

Jen Smith, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Ethnic Studies, and Graduate Fellow, Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues, UC Berkeley

Bridging the gap between the spatial and mnemonic views of the hippocampus

Seminar | April 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Elizabeth Buffalo, University of Washington

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Adding Study Abroad to Your Resume Workshop

Workshop | April 27 | 4-5 p.m. |  Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Skills to Pay the Bills: How studying abroad can help in your career.

Are you planning to or have you already studied abroad? Are you wondering how study abroad is relevant to your future? Come by our workshop to learn how to stand out to employers by utilizing your study abroad experiences in your resume, cover letter, and interviews.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: TBA

Seminar | April 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jiun-Hua Su, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Seminar 251, Labor: Acting Wife': Marriage Market Incentives and Labor Market Investments

Seminar | April 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall | Note change in time and location

 Amanda Pallais, Harvard

 Department of Economics

Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: "Acting Wife: Marriage Market Incentives and Labor Market Investments"

Seminar | April 27 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall

 Amanda Pallais, Harvard, Haas School of Business

 Haas School of Business

Part of the Haas School's Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis

Journalism and the Internet: A Panel at the Berkeley Forum

Seminar | April 27 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 The Berkeley Forum

The rise of the internet as a source of news has disrupted the traditional journalistic model. Newspapers are seeing rapidly decreasing print readership, and some are having difficulty making the transition to the web. According to Pew Research, the newspaper workforce has fallen by 39% in the last 20 years, and advertising revenue, including digital advertising, fell by 8% in 2015 alone....   More >

  Buy tickets online

Friday, April 28, 2017

ESPM Graduate Student Symposium

Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 9 a.m.-8 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

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

The ESPM Graduate Research Symposium is an annual event in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management that celebrates and showcases graduate student research. Keynote by Jon Foley, the Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences at 10:30am. He will host a Conversation on “The War on Science” and How Scientists Can Best Respond.

Undergraduate Legal Studies Research Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Legal Studies Department

 2240 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Office of Undergraduate Research

6 Days, 50 Years: 1967 and the Politics of Time: Panel Discussion

Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Joel Beinin, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History, Stanford University; Smadar Ben Natan, Visiting Scholar, Berkeley Law, Tel Aviv University; Leena Dallasheh, Assistant Professor, Humboldt State University; Sreemati Mitter, Kutayba Alghanim Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History and International and Public Affairs, Brown University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Middle East war, the Centers for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC Santa Barbara will host contemporaneous panels to address this significant milestone through the meta narrative of “6 Days, 50 Years: 1967 and the Politics of Time.” At UC Berkeley, we will convene a panel of experts to reflect on how horizons of the future were...   More >

Essig Brunch Seminar: Spatial and Temporal Variability in Benthic Invertebrate Assemblages and Genetics in a Lake and Stream System

Colloquium | April 28 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Natalie Stauffer-Olsen, PhD candidate, O'Grady & Resh Labs, UC Berkeley

 Entomology, Essig Museum of

Weekly seminar series focused on arthropod science (insects, spiders, scorpions, etc.)

Cognition Colloquium: Tracking early vocabulary development with smartphones

Colloquium | April 28 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Stephan Meylan, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Our own Stephan Meylan will present his work on, "Tracking early vocabulary development with smartphones."

Learning and Legislating Love: Family Inequality and U.S. Marriage Education Policy

Colloquium | April 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Jennifer Randles, Assistant Professor of Sociology, CSU Fresno

 Jill Duerr Berrick, Zellerbach Family Foundation Professor, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Center for Race and Gender, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of Sociology

In this talk, she will take the audience inside the marriage education classroom to reveal how healthy marriage policy promotes the idea that preventing poverty depends on individuals’ abilities to learn about skilled love.

ARE Seminar: Teevrat Garg

Seminar | April 28 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 201 Giannini Hall

 Teevrat Garg, UC San Diego

 College of Natural Resources

Teevrat Garg in an assistant professor of economics at UCSD. He works on a variety of issues in economics, with a focus on applications to environmental problems in under-developed countries.

His current research projects include uncovering causal mechanisms that link ecosystem health to human health, with an emphasis on irrigation in rural communities in poor countries and the distributional...   More >

Core Essentials for Better Posture (BEUHS402)

Workshop | April 28 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

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


Presentation | April 28 | 1-2 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design


Generalized quantum master equations in and out of equilibrium: When can one win?

Seminar | April 28 | 2-4 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 Dr. Andres Montoya-Castillo, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

Generalized quantum and classical master equations provide a formal framework to describe the time evolution of observables and correlation functions of complex many-body systems based on the projection operator method. This broadly applicable formalism has made possible efficient and accurate calculations of, for example, diffusion constants of liquids, density fluctuations in glasses, and...   More >

Engineering 2D Energy Landscapes Using Molecules and Defects: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Michael Crommie, UC Berkeley, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The local electronic properties of 2D devices are typically controlled by electric fields that come from nearby electrodes. Conventional electrodes, however, are difficult to make with ultra-small feature size (e.g., down to a single nanometer) and also create difficulties in maintaining atomically clean surfaces for scanned probe microscopy experiments.

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Condensation and Large Deviation II

Seminar | April 28 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Algebraic and rational solutions to differential equations

Seminar | April 28 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Joseph Stahl, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we will examine a modification of the Grothendieck-Katz $p$-curvature conjecture considered by Yunqing Tang in her paper "Algebraic Solutions of Differential Equations over $\Bbb P^1\setminus \{0,1,\infty \}$," in which a condition has been placed on a connection $(M,\nabla )$ at all primes rather than at almost all primes. We will recall the classical $p$-curvature conjecture,...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Samuel Andreyev

Colloquium | April 28 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Samuel Andreyev is a composer, poet, teacher and performer. His music is performed, broadcast, recorded and written about worldwide, and is known for its expressive intensity, spirit of exploration and enormous range of timbres. Resolutely independent, his compositional process is marked by a rigourous perfectionism, with many projects taking years to reach completion.

Samuel Andreyev studied...   More >

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | April 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Dr. Shilpa Khatri, Asst. Professor, UC Merced

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Personal Digital Archives: From Accumulation to Legacy

Seminar | April 28 | 3:10-5 p.m. |  107 South hall

 Cathy Marshall

 Information, School of

Cathy Marshall is an adjunct professor at the Texas A&M University Center for the Study of Digital Libraries.

6 Days, 50 Years: 1967 and the Politics of Time: Keynote Address

Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room | Note change in date, time, and location

 Noura Erakat, George Mason University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

“Taking the Land Without the People: International Law and the 1967 War”

Keynote Address by Noura Erakat (George Mason University)

Neil Bartlett Memorial Lecture: In the Wake of Neil Bartlett’s Beautiful Experiment; Recent Developments in Krypton and Xenon Chemistry

Seminar | April 28 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Gary J. Schrobilgen, Department of Chemistry, McMaster University

 College of Chemistry

Although the highly endothermic, shock-sensitive XeVIO3 and XeVIIIO4, have been known for ca. five decades, examples of Xe(II) oxide species have only been synthesized and characterized recently. The zigzag-shaped [XeOXeOXe]2+ cation (C2h) was synthesized as its [µ-F(ReO2F3)2]– salt by reaction of ReO3F with XeF2 in anhydrous HF (aHF) at –30 oC. The bent [XeOXe]2+ cation was stabilized as its...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Adeline Mueller (Mount Holyoke College), "Cadences of the Childlike: Familial Intimacy in Mozart’s Sonatas for Four Hands and Double and Triple Concertos"

Colloquium | April 28 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Adeline Mueller (Mount Holyoke College), "Cadences of the Childlike: Familial Intimacy in Mozart’s Sonatas for Four Hands and Double and Triple Concertos"

Adeline Mueller is Assistant Professor of Music at Mount Holyoke College. She specializes in Mozart and eighteenth-century opera, ballet, and Lieder, with additional research interests in music and childhood, silent film music, and...   More >