Thursday, February 23, 2017
Panel Discussion | February 23 | 8 a.m. | Online Webinar
David Dewane, Impact Design Hub; Zoe Bezpalko, Autodesk Foundation; Sophi Martin, Blum Center for Developing Economies; Christian Benimana, African Design Centre, MASS Design Group
International development actorsfrom students, to engineers architects, technologists and policy makersare designing products and services more consciously than ever before. Their growing focus on user behavior, cultural norms, processes, and political context has helped make the design and delivery of novel, poverty alleviating solutions more effective. This shift reflects the rise of impact... More >
Seminar | February 23 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall
Yannick Bonthonneau, Université de Rennes
I will explain how ideas from Melrose and techniques from Dyatlov-Zworski can be merged to prove the existence of Ruelle spectrum for manifolds with cusps. This is joint work with T. Weich (Paderborn).
Workshop | February 23 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 808 Stanley Hall
The NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is an NSF-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. The CAREER Award... More >
Plastic and Accidental Students: A Study of Student Early Departure at a Leading University in Poland
Seminar | February 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Evans Hall, Library, Room 768
Tomasz Zajac, Center For Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley
Despite success stories of higher education dropouts such as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, or Mark Zuckerberg, student attrition is still commonly perceived as a problem. Non-completion bears costs for all stakeholders: students, institutions, and the state. As yet, there has been very little research on the matter of student persistence in Poland, a country that experienced huge expansion of higher... More >
Colloquium | February 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons
Title: Race, Respectability Politics, and Social Movements
Since its inception in July 2013, the Black Lives Matter Movement has tried to shift public discourse regarding police brutality and deadly use of force. What has been the impact? In this talk, we will discuss results from our research examining how officer involved civilian deaths have been reported in local news media,... More >
Seminar | February 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Alireza Pourreza, Kearney Research Station & UCR
"Smart Orchard Monitoring, a Case Study of Citrus Disease Forecasting"
Workshop | February 23 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Angela Porter, Oakland Breema Center
This interactive self-care workshop will introduce Caregivers to Breema, a body centered meditation/mindfulness practice that creates an experience of relaxation, balance, and harmony. Practicing Breema supports physical and psychological flexibility, mental clarity, vitality, and emotional balance. Participants will engage in various movements, including gentle stretches, rhythmic movements, and... More >
Seminar | February 23 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Jose Pablo Vazquez-Medina, University of Pennsylvania
Seminar | February 23 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Alex Takeda, UC Berkeley
The derived perspective in algebraic geometry allows us to define the notion of shifted symplectic structures, a generalization of symplectic structures to derived stacks. In this talk I will review the definitions and some theorems by Pantev, Toën, Vaquié and Vezzosi, and then proceed to examples. Most of the talk will be devoted to classes of examples of spaces carrying canonical shifted... More >
Workshop | February 23 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | International House, Home Room
Intercultural Trainers, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership
Conflict can get in the way of productivity and work satisfaction, and can even damage our relationships with colleagues. By taking an assessment called the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory (complimentary) and participating in this workshop, participants will increase awareness of and develop skills for resolving differences.
Workshop | February 21 – 23, 2017 every day | 2-4 p.m. | Online
Frank Farshidi, City of San Jose
The SUPERPAVE mix design method is designed to replace the Hveem method. California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) started implementing the national SUPERPAVE standard for designing, specifying, and accepting pavement projects for all state jobs. The new mix design accounts for traffic loading and environmental conditions and includes a new method of evaluating the asphalt mixture. This... More >
This course is designed for engineers, state local agencies, consultants, contractors, maintenance supervisors, and quality control/assurance supervisors responsible for designing asphalt mixtures, material specifications, and quality control/quality assu
Lin Lin, University of California, Berkeley
In this series of lectures, we discuss quantum many body perturbation theory from a mathematical perspective. The starting point is Feynman diagrams for Gaussian integrals. This only requires the knowledge of freshman calculus. Then assuming basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, we discuss Feynman diagrams for quantum statistical mechanics, and proceed to many body perturbation theory for... More >
Conference/Symposium | February 23 | 2-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
This conference addresses the challenges of contemporary Northeast Asian security, focusing on the implications of the Trump administrations policies for the region.
Seminar | February 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Professor Ram Seshadri, UC Santa Barbara
In the first part, I will address phosphors that play a key role in the now almost-mature solid-state white-lighting technologies based on combining a III-nitride-based near-UV or blue solid-state light source with down-conversion to longer wavelengths. Almost all widely used phosphors comprise a crystalline oxide, nitride, or oxynitride host that is appropriately doped with either Ce3+ or... More >
Seminar | February 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
**Teresa Davoli**, Harvard Medical School
Seminar | February 23 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306)
Dorsa Sadigh, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley
Todays society is rapidly advancing towards cyber-physical systems (CPS) that interact and collaborate with humans. The safety-critical nature of these systems requires us to provide provably correct guarantees about their performance in interaction with humans. The goal of my research is to enable such human-cyber-physical systems (h-CPS) to be safe and interactive.
Career Fair | February 23 | 4-6 p.m. | Stanley Hall, atrium
Meet representatives from local biotech companies, large and small! All majors and levels welcome. Some will be recruiting, some just want to meet you. Bring your questions, bring your resumes. Hosted by the Department of Bioengineering and the Bioengineering Honor Society.
RSVP at http://bioeng.berkeley.edu/event/networking-with-industry
Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: "Access to Elite Education, Wage Premium and Social Mobility: The Truth and Illusion of Chinas College Entrance Exam"
Seminar | February 23 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall
Part of the Haas School's Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis