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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Structure vs. Randomness

Workshop | April 10 – 14, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

This workshop will focus on a phenomenon observed in harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, analytic number theory, graph theory, complexity theory, additive combinatorics and cryptography, according to which arbitrary objects can be well approximated by a combination of a small number of pseudorandom objects. In the study of higher-order Fourier analysis, this corresponds to approximating every...   More >

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Funding and Programming Transportation Projects in California

Workshop | April 12 – 13, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Ayres Suites Ontario at Mills Mall

 4370 Mills Circle, Ontario, CA 91764

 Norma Ortega, California Department of Transportation; Andre Boutros, California Transportation Commission

 Technology Transfer Program

Funding state and local transportation projects in California is a complex process involving multiple inter-related federal, state, regional, and local planning and operating agencies, as well as an alphabet soup of documents and funding programs. Changing requirements and shifting political priorities can further complicate the process. Without a map and a strategy for developing fundable...   More >

 This course is for transportation planners and project managers in state and local agencies or governments, regional planning agencies, and transit operators. It will also benefit board members, managers, and others involved with developing fundable plans

What Comes After the Critique of Secularism?

Conference/Symposium | April 13 | 8 a.m.-5:15 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

This workshop gathers scholars who are interested in the myriad recent critiques of secularism spanning a variety of academic fields: history, political science, anthropology, comparative literature, etc. Our aim is to discuss the various motives for these critiques, their implications, and what alternatives, if any, they put forward. What implications, for instance, does the critique of...   More >

RAPDP - Intermediate - FM6 Closeouts

Course | April 13 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop the breaks down the process for closing a sponsored award, including the roles and responsibilities of the RA and the CGA analyst, how to complete an accrual journal as part of a Closeout, and how a Closeout is submitted in BFS.

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Prospective Adjunct Seminar: Veronica Miller PhD: Regulatory Science, Drug Development, and Public Health

Deadline | April 13 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 714C University Hall

 Public Health, School of

Drawing from her experience leading the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research, Veronica Miller will discuss the role of innovation in regulatory science and its impact on drug development in public health.

Special Seminar in Arithmetic Geometry: A Crystalline Torelli Theorem for Derived Categories of Twisted Supersingular K3 Surfaces

Seminar | April 13 | 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Daniel Bragg, University of Washington

 Department of Mathematics

The derived category of a variety is an important and subtle invariant, and it is in general a difficult question of when two varieties have equivalent derived categories. For K3 surfaces over the complex numbers, the derived Torelli theorem of Mukai and Orlov gives a satisfying answer to this question using Hodge theory. Much less is known in positive characteristic. In this talk, we will use...   More >

Writing Specific Aims

Workshop | April 13 | 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 write succinct yet powerful specific aims for your research proposal. Your specific aims are the scaffold that holds your entire proposal together, and they can either grab a reviewer's attention or lose their interest completely. In this workshop, we will describe how to frame your specific aims to best support your research proposal.

ESPM 2017 Seminar Series - Jodi Axelson

Seminar | April 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Jodi Axelson, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Berkeley, ESPM

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

"Variations in Wood Anatomical Structure of Interior Douglas-fir Defoliated by the Western Spruce Budworm: A Case Study in the Xeric Zone of Southern British Columbia, Canada"

Refreshments at 11:30 in 132 Mulford Hall

Research Colloquium: Tina Sacks

Colloquium | April 13 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons

 Social Welfare, School of

Tentative title:
The Tuskegee Syphilis Study: Truth and Reconciliation in the Life of a Direct Descendant

Saving for Your Child’s Education(BEUHS362)

Workshop | April 13 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Jennifer Benson,Senior Consultant, TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc.

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

529 college savings plans offer an easy and tax-advantaged way to save for post-secondary education.
Learn more about:
· Why is it important to save for college
· The Cost of College
· Why should I consider a 529 plan
· Flexible features of ScholarShare

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Julius Thomas Hansen Lecture: The biology of flight or fight: How large, carnivorous mammals move out of harm’s way

Seminar | April 13 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Terrie Williams, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Department of Integrative Biology

Julius Thomas Hansen Lecture

Student Listening Session with Farmworker Women

Presentation | April 13 | 3-4 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Hall Lounge

 Berkeley Food Institute

Join members of Líderes Campesinas for an opportunity to learn directly about the lives and activism of California farm-working women (campesinas). The mission of Líderes Campesinas is to develop leadership among campesinas so that they serve as agents of political, social, and economic change in the farmworker community. This leadership has created an organization by and for campesinas. The...   More >

Cinema Beyond Melodrama: Lee Chang-dong and Divine Justice

Colloquium | April 13 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Steve Choe, San Francisco State University

 Jinsoo An, UC Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

This presentation discusses two films by Lee Chang-dong, Secret Sunshine (2007) and Poetry (2010), to show how they attempt to think the concept of justice beyond the ethical and metaphysical principles proposed by the melodramatic mode in narrative cinema.

Braiding Knowledge: Opportunities and Perils of Community-Based Research and Activist Scholarship with Indigenous Communities

Colloquium | April 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center, MLK Jr. Student Union

 Sonya Atalay, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Director, UMass

 Kojun "Jun" Ueno Sunseri, Ph.D., RPA, Assistant Professor, Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley

 Center for Native American Issues Research on, American Indian Graduate Program (AIGP, American Indian Graduate Student Association, Native American Student Development, Archaeological Research Facility, Department of Anthropology

Professor Atalay will share the exciting possibilities of community-based research practices along with the complexities, contradictions, and impediments involved in doing engaged and activist scholarship.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: Reading Group

Seminar | April 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Fengshi Niu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Hermann Weyl’s Philosophy of Mathematics: What and Why

Colloquium | April 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Jeremy Gray, Open University and University of Warwick

 Department of Mathematics

Hermann Weyl was one of the leading mathematicians of the 20th century; he wrote widely and influentially in many different fields. In this talk I want to discuss his evolving philosophical, scientific, and mathematical positions in the 1910s and 1920s, when he put forward his ideas on how meaning and value enter into human thought, and how those ideas fared when he came to the Institute for...   More >

California Farmworkers' Rights: What Can Be Done in the Age of Trump?

Colloquium | April 13 | 5-7 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley Food Institute, Public Health, School of, Pesticide Action Network North America

Farmworker, business, policy, and research leaders will share on-the-ground perspectives on the current farm labor landscape in California. We will explore how California can lead the nation in providing healthy, safe, just, and equitable working conditions and how engaged community members can support these efforts.

Demystifying Research in Humanities/Social Sciences

Workshop | April 13 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 422 Stephens Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The purpose of this workshop is to expose students to methods in which they can decolonize the research process within the humanities and the social sciences. This workshop will also provide information to different research methods students interested in research can draw upon to inform their projects

Crafter-Dark: Free, drop-in crafting, in the Student Union

Workshop | October 13, 2016 – June 8, 2017 the second Thursday of the month every month with exceptions | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Living Room

 ASUC 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.

This October, we'll be making some spooky-looking velum Halloween Lanterns– taught by Cal C.R.E.A.T.E. (Creative Residencies for Emerging Artists Teaching Empowerment). Hope to see you there!