Thursday, April 13, 2017
Workshop | April 10 – 14, 2017 every day | Calvin Laboratory (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 >
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
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
Conference/Symposium | April 13 | 8 a.m.-5:15 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
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 >
Course | April 13 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24
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.
Prospective Adjunct Seminar: Veronica Miller PhD: Regulatory Science, Drug Development, and Public Health
Deadline | April 13 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 714C University Hall
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
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 >
Workshop | April 13 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall
Erica Whitney, 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.
Seminar | April 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
"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
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.
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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
Julius Thomas Hansen Lecture
Seminar | April 13 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Presentation | April 13 | 3-4 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Hall Lounge
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 >
Colloquium | April 13 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Steve Choe, San Francisco State University
Jinsoo An, UC Berkeley
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.
Nature's gift: How microbial protein structure-function discoveries illuminate the circuitry of adaptive and maladaptive behavior
Seminar | April 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building
Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University
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.
Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: State building in the city: The effects of public security and services on crime, violence and state legitimacy in Bogotá"
Seminar | April 13 | 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
Colloquium | April 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Jeremy Gray, Open University and University of Warwick
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 >
Colloquium | April 13 | 5-7 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room
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.
Workshop | April 13 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 422 Stephens Hall
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
Get crafty with us! Were 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!