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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Israeli Artists in Conversation with Israel: International Conference on Israeli Art and Society

Conference/Symposium | April 6 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  Bancroft Hotel

 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Center for Jewish Studies

How do differing artistic mediums uncover, make visible, or refocus the places where people, things, or ideas come together, cross paths, or mix-up, even if only for a moment?

This conference focuses on what is cutting edge in the arts and culture world in Israel – slicing across a broad cross-section of the arts from film to music to dance to visual culture to theater and performing arts –...   More >

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RAPDP - Intermediate - FM5 HR for the RA

Course | April 6 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop that explores the types of research appointments used on sponsored awards, as well as the compliance issues associated with PI effort and how the Effort Reporting System is used to track and report effort.

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Commercial Development Site Design and Traffic Impact Analysis

Workshop | April 6 – 7, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Nazir Lalani, Traffex Engineers Inc.

 Technology Transfer Program

This new online course is about examining the key components that result in effective internal circulation for commercial land development projects. The course will also focus on why earlier designs have failed to provide good circulation and the resulting impacts on the tenants of shopping centers and business parks. It will discuss the problem of designing commercial development projects for...   More >

 This course is intended for traffic engineers, transportation planners, architects, and representatives of developers who regularly have to interact with public agencies regarding the land use entitlement process.

Raising Community Voices: The power of Storytelling in Public Health

Workshop | April 6 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  MeetingBurner

 Andrea Spagat, Western Region Director; Elizabeth Bayne, Producer, director and public health communications strategist

 Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership

Join us for the next event from the Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership's Health Communication Matters Webinar Series during National Public Health Week to learn how to use storytelling to advance public health goals for the communities you serve. This webinar will have presentations from two creative professionals. First, Andrea Spagat, West Coast Regional Director of the StoryCenter...   More >

ESPM 2017 Seminar Series - Joan Celeste Dudney

Seminar | April 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Joan Celeste Dudney, Graduate Student, UC Berkeley, ESPM

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

"The Future of White Pines in the Southern Sierra Nevada"

Refreshments at 11:30 in 132 Mulford Hall

IB Seminar: Plant-pollinator interactions and movement in the context of global change

Seminar | April 6 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Shalene Jha, University of Texas at Austin

 Department of Integrative Biology

Swarm - Terraswarm Seminar: Anca Dragan: Giving Robots Mental Models of People

Seminar | April 6 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Anca Dragan, EECS Assistant Professor

 Swarm Lab/Terraswarm

In this talk, Anca will describe her recent work in robotics algorithms for planning, control, and learning that formally incorporate predictive models of human state and action. Applications range from autonomous driving to collaborative manipulation.

Derived Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Formal geometry

Seminar | April 6 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Harrison Chen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Any map of prestacks has a good notion of formal completion via functor of points. A priori this formal completion may be difficult to study; we will discuss a method (due to Gaitsgory and Rozenblyum) by which one can write, in good cases, the formal completion of a colimit of infinitesimal neighborhoods. In the case of a closed embedding of good stacks, we recover the usual $n$th order...   More >

Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School (BEUHS602)

Workshop | April 6 | 1-4:15 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Laura Monin, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is broken up into two parts.
The first portion of the class, 1-3pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.

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EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | April 6 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Seminar 251, Labor: "Episode IV: A New Hope"

Seminar | April 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Patrick Kline, UCB

 Department of Economics

Efficient Methods and Hardware for Deep Learning

Seminar | April 6 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306)

 Song Han, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Deep learning has spawned a wide range of AI applications that are changing our lives. However, deep learning models are both computationally and memory intensive. To address this problem, I will present an algorithm and hardware co-design methodology for improving the efficiency of deep learning.

Global Health Inequalities, Justice and Governance Talk by Jen Ruger

Seminar | April 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 545 Li Ka Shing Center

 Jen Ruger, Professor, University of Pennsylvania

 Center for Global Public Health

Jen Ruger is the Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy in the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) at the University of Pennsylvania. Her talk for us will build from the work of Amartya Sen on addressing inequalities in health.

How It Slips Away/We Still Here: A Blues Geography of Black Portland

Colloquium | April 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Lisa K. Bates, Associate Professor, Director, Center for Urban Studies, Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University

 Carolina Reid, Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley

 Center for Research on Social Change, Institute of Urban and Regional Development, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Department of City and Regional Planning

Black Portland is often portrayed through metrics of disparity and deficiency, without reference to particular regional structures of opportunity and disenfranchisement, and without hearing the voices of Black Portlanders themselves.

Photo credit: Rob Lewis

Neuroscience Student Seminar Series

Seminar | April 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 CANCELED - Danielle Bassett, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Targeting Brain Oscillations: Probing Function and Treating Disease?

Seminar | April 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Flavio Frohlich, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Seminar 242, Econometrics: Estimation and Inference on the Variance Components of a Two-way Fixed Effects Model

Seminar | April 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Mikkel Sølvsten, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Mathematics Department Colloquium: A drunk walk in a drunk world

Colloquium | April 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Ivan Corwin, Columbia

 Department of Mathematics

A simple symmetric random walk jumps up or down with equal probability. What happens if its jump probabilities are instead taken themselves to be random in space and time (e.g. uniformly distributed from zero to one hundred percent)? In this talk (based on joint work with Guillaume Barraquand) I will describe the effect of this random environment on a random walk, and elucidate a new connection...   More >

Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: “Aggregate and Idiosyncratic Political Risk: Measurment and Efforts"

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

 Tarek Hassan, Chicago, Haas School of Business

 Haas School of Business

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

Nicholas de Monchaux: Local Code

Reading - Nonfiction | April 6 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

UC Berkeley Associate Professor of Architecture Nicholas de Monchaux reads from and signs his groundbreaking new book Local Code: 3659 Proposals About Data, Design, and the Nature of Cities. Given that the world’s cities will double in size by 2050, design is increasingly urban design. And given that as much data is now produced almost every day as throughout human history up to 2007,...   More >

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Political Poster Draw Club

Workshop | April 6 | 5-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Come by the BAMPFA Art Lab to draw and collage your own political posters inspired by the protest art in Hippie Modernism. This Draw Club event explores the politically turbulent but creatively innovative time of the original hippies and applies that spirit to our current moment in history. Posters designed during this meeting will be printed on the Art Lab risograph machine to distribute freely...   More >

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Pitzer Center Theoretical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | April 6 | 5-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Toru Shiozaki, Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry

 Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry

Title: ​ "Electronic structure theory for excited state dynamics"

In this talk, I will present two approaches to describing excited state dynamics with a strong emphasis on underlying electronic structure theories. First, I will describe the so-called active-space decomposition (ASD) method, which provides model Hamiltonians for dynamics simulations based on quantum master...   More >

Applied Algebra Seminar: Statistical Commutative Algebra

Seminar | April 6 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Jesus De Loera, University of California, Davis

 Department of Mathematics

Randomness is an important algorithmic tool in algebra and analysis. Monomial ideals play a key role in computational commutative algebra, and they give a strong link to algebraic combinatorics e.g., through Stanley-Reisner ideals of simplicial complexes. Inspired by results on random graphs and random simplicial complexes, we develop a theory of random monomial ideals. We present theorems about...   More >