Thursday, March 2, 2017
Conference/Symposium | March 2 – 3, 2017 every day | Conference Center, UC Davis
The MLGH Conference brings together a multidisciplinary group of scholars and scientists for two exciting days of exploration and debate on the interrelated issues of labor migration, occupational health, and economics.
International migration is a phenomenon that involves 244 million people worldwide, most of whom move in search of work and wellbeing. Migration is projected to increase in the... More >
Course | March 2 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24
Synopsis: An intermediate workshop that explores the pre-award processes for analyzing requests for proposals, proposal preparation and assembly, submitting a proposal for institutional review via Phoebe, and submission to sponsor.
Workshop | March 2 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Come spend the day with renowned botanical artist Catherine Watters. In this workshop you will focus on drawing and painting seeds and seed vessels - remarkable structures worth documenting! Class is suitable for the beginner and advanced artist alike.
$90 Adult, $85 Garden Members
Immigration Planning in an Era of Change -- President Trumps Executive Orders and Post OPT Visa Options for Innovators, Investors and Entrepreneurs
Presentation | March 2 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | International House, Sproul Room
Bernard Wolfsdorf, Attorney at Law, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP
Bernard Wolfsdorf, a California State Bar Specialist in Immigration Law will discuss immigration strategic planning for students, staff and faculty. Mr. Wolfsdorf is past President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and will provide insight into the Trump Administration's restrictive thinking on immigration, including new Executive Orders and likely new legislation. This presentation... More >
Workshop | March 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services
TBA, University Health Services
The Myers- Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) can help you understand your preferred work style and how it relates to specific careers and work roles.
Seminar | March 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Scott Fendorf, Huffington Professor of Earth Science, Stanford University
"The Asian Water Crisis: Processes Responsible for the Largest Mass Poisoning in History"
Seminar | March 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall
Jozsef Fiser, Central European University
The notion of interpreting cortical operations as probabilistic computation has been steadily gaining ground in neuroscience, and with the emergence of the PPC-based and sampling-based frameworks, now there exist clear theoretical alternatives of how such computation might happen in the brain. Nevertheless, a number of crucial issues necessary to make these frameworks biologically... More >
Colloquium | March 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle 117
As a means to accommodate the projected growth of eligible students, the University of California opened its tenth campus in 2005. The long-range goal for the University of California, Merced embraced a vision of a full-service research university that would serve 25,000 students at full capacity. Todays challenge is how to meet those ambitious expectations in an era of diminished state support... More >
Seminar | March 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Chelsea Specht: "The evolution of form and function: Linking genetic and phenotypic diversity", University of California, Berkeley; Noah Whiteman: "Breaking bad: Invasion of living plants in the Drosophilidae", University of California, Berkeley
Derived Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Shifted symplectic structures in derived algebraic geometry (part 2)
Seminar | March 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Alex Takeda, UC Berkeley
This is a continuation of last week's talk. 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... More >
Presentation | March 2 | 3-5 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall
Clair Brown, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Society
Please join us as Clair Brown, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Society at UC Berkeley, will discuss her new book, Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science.
Colloquium | March 2 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room
Walter Scheidel, Professor of Classics and History, Stanford University
Emmanuel Saenz, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley; Gabriel Zucman, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley; Gregory Clark, Professor of Economics, UC Davis
A colloquium with Walter Scheidel,
Professor of Classics and History, Stanford University.
The UC Berkeley community and the public are welcome.
Admission is free but registration is required
Workshop | March 2 | 3-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Emily Harden, Office for the Protection of Human Subjects; Jason Silva, Office for the Protection of Human Subjects
Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
Featured Speaker: Emily Harden, Office for the Protection of Human Subjects
Featured Speaker: Jason Silva, Office for the Protection of Human Subjects
Moderator: Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
Sponsor: Office of Undergraduate Research
This workshop is designed for undergraduates who are seeking to do independent research involving human participants.... More >
Seminar | March 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Professor Matthias Scheffler, Theory Department of the Fritz Haber Institute
Different industrial products require materials with very low thermal conductivity, e.g. thermal-barrier coatings in turbines or thermoelectric materials, or high thermal conductivity, e.g. semiconductor technology and heterogeneous catalysis. However, an ab initio theory that can describe materials belonging to the whole range of such thermal conductivities was lacking so far. Recently we... More >
Workshop | March 2 | 4-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursday and get an up-close view of some of the treasures (and occasional oddities) of the BAMPFA collections, laid out on the five tables in the seminar area. On view in this session: Lewis Carrolls tiny portrait of bored little girl Xie Kitchin; Julia Margaret Camerons romantic photograph Elaine, from Idylls of the King; a witty Buson fan painting... More >
Admission to this event is free
Seminar | March 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
**Yao Chen**, Harvard University
Colloquium | March 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in date
Shouwu Zhang, Princeton
I will talk about my recent joint work with Xinyi Yuan on an averaged version of Colmez’ conjecture with applications to the Andre-Oort conjecture, and discuss some related work by Zhiwei Yun and Wei Zhang on high derivatives of L-functions over function fields.
Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: "1984 or the Brave New World? Evidence from a Field Experiment on Media Censorship in China"
Seminar | March 2 | 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
Seminar | March 2 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Yong Sheng Soh, California Institute of Technology
Regularization techniques are widely employed in the solution of inverse problems in data analysis and scientific computing due to their effectiveness in addressing difficulties due to ill-posedness. In their most common manifestation, these methods take the form of penalty functions added to the objective in optimization-based approaches for solving inverse problems. The purpose of the penalty... More >
Migrating the Black Body: The African Diaspora and Visual Culture: A Roundtable with Prof. Leigh Raiford and Prof. Heiki Raphael-Hernandez
Reading - Nonfiction | March 2 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library (30 Stephens Hall)
Dr. Leigh Raiford, Chair and Associate Professor of African American Studies, Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley; Dr. Heike Raphael-Hernandez, Professor of English, University of Maryland in Europe
Migrating the Black Body explores how visual media-from painting to photography, from global independent cinema to Hollywood movies, from posters and broadsides to digital media, from public art to graphic novels-has shaped diasporic imaginings of the individual and collective self. How is the travel of black bodies reflected in reciprocal black images? How is blackness forged and remade through... More >