Friday, April 7, 2017
Conference/Symposium | April 7 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Goldberg Room
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 >
Conference/Symposium | April 7 | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Andersen Auditorium
The Future of Social Ventures Conference will feature speakers and interactive sessions with experts in the field of social impact, as well as presentations from the top finalists of the 2017 Global Social Venture Competition.
Conference/Symposium | April 7 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Robert Birgeneau, Chancellor Emeritus and Professor of Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, and Public Policy, UC Berkeley, Co-Chair of The Lincoln Project
Henry Brady, Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, UC Berkeley; Carol Christ, Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, and Chancellor Designate, UC Berkeley; Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University; Martin Kenney, Professor, Community and Regional Development, UC Davis; Sean Randolph, Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute; Edward Penhoet, Associate Dean, Biology, UC Berkeley; Pradeep Khosla, Chancellor, UC San Diego; Mike Hout, Professor, Sociology, New York University; James Rosenbaum, Professor, Education and Social Policy, and of Sociology, Northwestern University; Laura Hamilton, Associate Professor, Sociology, UC Merced; Sandy Baum, Policy Fellow at the Urban Institute, Professor Emerita of Economics, Skidmore College
John Zysman, Professor, Political Science and Director, Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, UC Berkeley; John Dougass, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley
This one-day conference will examine the implications of the developments for the future of American universities, students and society.
Workshop | April 6 – 7, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Online
Nazir Lalani, Traffex Engineers Inc.
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.
Seminar | April 7 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Felipe de Brigard, Duke University
Counterfactual thinking involves imagining hypothetical alternatives to reality. Philosopher David Lewis argued that people estimate the subjective plausibility that a counterfactual event could have occurred by comparing an imagined possible world in which the counterfactual statement is true against the current, actual world in which the counterfactual statement is false. Accordingly,... More >
Career Fair | April 7 | 12-3 p.m. | Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)
Seeking an environmental and sustainability career? Want to learn more about different green-focused organizations or network with sustainability professionals? Want to learn tips for getting an environmental job?
Join us for an Environmental and Sustainability Career Expo! Featured employers TBA.
Seminar | April 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Seminar | April 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 201 Giannini Hall
Martin L. Weitzman, Harvard University
Speaker Rusty Tchernis from Georgia State University
Workshop | April 7 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium
Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 2/10, and 5/5, Samba will be on 3/3 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 4/7 and 6/2. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.
Organosilicon Compounds for Salt-free Reduction of Metal Compounds, Generating Catalytically Active Species
Seminar | April 7 | 1-2 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall
Workshop | April 7 | 1-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Kirsten Vacca, UC Berkeley, Archaeological Research Facility; Alexandra McCleary, UC Berkeley, Archaeological Research Facility; Christopher Lowman, UC Berkeley, Archaeological Research Facility
This workshop will introduce the use of ARFs Sokkia total stations for mapping archaeological sites and features at sub-centimeter precision. We will demonstrate the setup and leveling of the total station, the use of the Magnet Field tablet software, mapping process, and the export of data to desktop mapping software.
Presentation | April 7 | 1-2 p.m. | Wurster Hall
FRESHMAN INFORMATION SESSION
Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Sustainable semiconductor for personal satellite and deep space exploration
Seminar | April 7 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540 A/B Cory Hall
Jin-Woo Han, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
AS Silicon devices scaling advances, a long-term operation becomes increasingly less sustainable due to several device aging mechanisms. A failure rate of the device tends to increase with miniaturization and new space applications by various wear out mechanisms including stress induced leakage current (SILC), hot-carrier injection (HCI), and bias temperature instability (BTI). In addition to... More >
Seminar | April 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Martin Speirs, University of Copenhagen
The goal of this talk is to explain recent results of James Borger on extending the Witt vector functor from rings to semirings. This is achieved by using various positivity results from the study of symmetric functions. I will introduce a convenient algebraic set-up (introduced by Borger and Wieland under the name of plethories) for dealing with such questions, and finally I will also discuss... More >
Conference/Symposium | April 7 | 2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities
The UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies presents its fourth annual graduate student conference: On Belonging: Gender, Sexuality, and Identity in Japan. We invite proposals for papers from current graduate students and recent graduates from any discipline that focus on past and present inquiries into and expressions of identity and community formation vis-à-vis gender and sexuality in Japan.... More >
Biomimetic Engineering of Squid Sucker Ring Teeth Proteins: From Biology to Technology: Nano Seminar Series
Seminar | April 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Living organisms are green chemist masters, producing multi-functional materials under benign environmental conditions, with a limited amount of building blocks. Thus, they constitute important biomimetic model systems for eco-friendly and multi-scale processing of materials.
Proteins constitute either the structural components of biological materials or the templates that control the growth... More >
Seminar | April 7 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Maciej Zworski, UC Berkeley
We consider the Kramers–Smoluchowski equation at a low temperature regime and show how semiclassical techniques developed for the study of the Witten Laplacian and Fokker–Planck equation provide quantitative results. I will give complete proofs in the one dimensional case and explain how recent work of Laurent Michel gives results in higher dimensions. One purpose is to provide a simple... More >
Colloquium | April 7 | 3 p.m. | CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)
Composer, researcher and professor, Marco Stroppa was born in Verona on December 8, 1959.
He undertook a range of musical studies - piano, choral music and choir conducting, composition and electronic music under Laura Palmieri, Guido Begal, Renato Dionisi, Azio Corghi and Alvise Vidolin at the Conservatories of Verona, Milan and Venice. He also studied computer music, cognitive psychology and... More >
On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.
Colloquium | April 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Ou Ning, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University in the City of New York
Weihong Bao, East Asian Languages and Cultures; Film Studies
The Bishan Project was not just an art project. It started out from wanting to address those imbalances between cities and the countryside that had manifested grim realities such as the deterioration of agricultural industries, rural villages, and farm laborer empowerment, and were the direct result of excessive urbanization. The project relied on the accumulated experience of the rural... More >
Seminar | April 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
The development of advanced materials will increasingly rely on our ability to assemble complex compositions in an ordered and predictable manner to generate enhanced properties. There is thus considerable interest in building our capability for materials design. It is attractive to harness the ever-increasing power of computation in the search for new materials. The scale and nature of the... More >