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Friday, April 21, 2017

Islamophobia and the End of Liberalism?: 8th Annual Conference on Islamophobia

Conference/Symposium | April 21 – 23, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium

 Center for Race and Gender

Islamophobia and the end of liberalism?
8th Annual International Islamophobia Conference

Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project
University of California, Berkeley

April 21st – 23rd, 2017
Boalt Hall, Booth Auditorium, UC Berkeley

20th Annual Travers Conference on Ethics and Accountability in Government: Changing Washington? Prospects for Republican Rule under Donald Trump

Conference/Symposium | April 21 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Institute of Governmental Studies and the Commonwealth Club of California

The 2017 Travers Conference will bring together journalists, academics, politicians, and public policy experts from around the world to assess how the election of Donald Trump and the arrival of unified Republican control of the federal government will reshape policy and politics in America. The first panel will examine how the new administration is relating to key countries and regions in the...   More >

Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference in Premodern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium | April 21 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 510A IEAS conference room

 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704-2318

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The conference will feature up to sixteen student presentations of original research on any aspect of premodern (technically, beginnings to 1911) Chinese humanistic culture, drawing on but not limited to the traditional disciplines of history, literature, religion, art, social sciences, and thought.

Anxious Democracy: The First Hundred Days of the Trump Presidency

Conference/Symposium | April 21 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, Blanche DuBois Room (D37)

 Bertrall Ross, Berkeley Law; Jonathan Simon, Berkeley Law; Ben Handel, Economics, UC Berkeley; Fred Block, Sociology, UC Davis; Janelle Scott, GSE, UC Berkeley; Alberto Garcia, History, UC Berkeley; Daniel Sargent, History, UC Berkeley; Paul Pierson, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Terri Bimes, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Lawrence Rosenthal, Chair and Lead Researcher, Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Right-Wing Studies, Institute of Governmental Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of History, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Graduate School of Journalism

This symposium focuses on the first hundred days of the presidency of Donald Trump in order to begin academic conversations and develop analyses centered on the Trump administration and how it relates to politics and society in the United States and the world. Scholars from UC Berkeley and other Bay Area academic institutions will speak on implications and effects of the administration's foreign...   More >


  Registration opens March 1. Register online by April 21.

Patagonia Case Competition: Scaling Regenerative Organic Agriculture

Presentation | April 21 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room (C420)

 Rose Marcario, Patagonia

 Center for Responsible Business

Patagonia Case Competition
Patagonia and the University of California, Berkeley have joined forces once again to host a case competition open to graduate students across the country seeking to redefine the relationship between business and a healthy planet.

2017 Competition Overview
On April 21, 2017, graduate student teams from leading business schools across United States will come...   More >


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Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Physics and applications of optical frequency combs and microresonators

Seminar | April 21 | 10-11 a.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - The Hogan Room

 Xu Yi, California Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Frequency combs are having a broad impact on science and technology because they provide a way to coherently link radio/microwave-rate electrical signals with optical-rate signals. A new, miniature realization, the microcomb, that uses chip-based microresonators can potentially revolutionize instrumentation, time keeping, spectroscopy, and navigation. In this talk, I will start by reviewing the...   More >

Objectivity and Trained Judgment: Toward an ethnography of experimental psychology

Seminar | April 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Emily Martin, New York University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Historians of psychology have described how the "introspection" of early Wundtian psychology largely came to be ruled out of experimental psychology settings by the mid-20th century. In this talk I will take a fresh look at the years before this process was complete -- from the vantage point of early ethnographic and psychological field expeditions and from observing several current psychology...   More >

Special Seminar: Molybdenum metabolism in plants, humans and fungi: Research in autotrophs as blueprint for successful patient therapy

Seminar | April 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall

 Ralf R. Mendel, Plant Biology Department of the Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Ralf R. Mendel

Thinking about Utopia - Religious and Secular: Five interventions

Workshop | April 21 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Harsha Ram, UC Berkeley; Niklaus Largier, UC Berkeley; Amy Hollywood, Harvard University; Kirill Chepurin, National Researcher University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow; Alex Dubilet, Vanderbilt University

 Department of German

"Thinking about Utopia - Religious and Secular: Five interventions"

Harsha Ram, Revolutionary Utopia: Tatlin and Khlebnikov

Niklaus Largier, Against Projects: The Utopia of Essayism in Musil and

Amy Hollywood, Antinomian A-topia: Writing Manuscript Textuality in the
Poetry and Prose of Susan Howe

Kirill Chepurin, The Utopian No - or, Idealism and Utopia

Alex Dubilet,...   More >

Marketing Yourself for Your Next Job: Resume Writing (BECAR301)

Workshop | April 21 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

 TBA, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Create a resume that gets attention and results.

 Search for BECAR301 in the Blu Portal under UCB Learning Center (left column).

Get Fit in 7 Minutes (BEUHS652)

Workshop | April 21 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Cori Evans, MA, NSCA-CPT Wellness Program Specialist, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Come and learn how a High Intensity Circuit Training (H.I.C.T.) workout in just 7 minutes using your body weight, a chair and wall, can help you maximize your time and workout space. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the combination of aerobic and resistance training in a high-intensity, limited-rest design can deliver numerous health benefits in much less time than...   More >

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Dissertation Talk: Modeling of Next-Generation Logic Devices

Seminar | April 21 | 2-4 p.m. | 242 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Samuel Smith

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Modeling of semiconductor devices plays an important role in determining which future technologies are most promising as well as better understanding the underlying physics of existing devices. This thesis focuses on numerical simulation of transport in low-dimensional materials and explores the physics of negative capacitance in ferroelectrics.

Toward a Quantitative Knob for Controlling the Synthesis of Colloidal Metal Nanocrystals: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Younan Xia, Georgia Institute of Technology, BME / Chem

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Recent studies suggest that reduction kinetics play an essential role in determining the outcome of a synthesis of colloidal metal nanocrystals. Reduction kinetics not only control the internal defect structure, including single-crystal, singly-twinned, multiply-twinned, and stacking-fault lined, of a seed formed in the nucleation step but also dictate the growth pattern (symmetric vs....   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Condensation and Large Deviation

Seminar | April 21 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

MENA Salon

Workshop | February 3 – May 5, 2017 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

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.

Cal Alumni Symposium

Seminar | April 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 UCB Env. Eng. Alumni

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Composition Colloquium: Marco Fusi

Colloquium | April 21 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Marco Fusi, violinist, violist and viola d'amore player, has studied with Dimitrios Polisoidis, Ernst Kovacic and Jeanne-Marie Conquer.

Marco has performed with conductors and soloists including Pierre Boulez, Lorin Maazel, Peter Eötvös , Beat Furrer, Susanna Mälkki, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Gustav Kuhn, Jürg Wyttenbach, Jean Deroyer, and Marco Angius. He has premiered new works by composers...   More >

Mapping and Visualization of Cultural Data: Native California, Mosques in China, Maritime Buddhism

Seminar | April 21 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Jeanette Zerneke

 Information, School of

RTGC Seminar: Character Formulas from Matrix Factorisations

Seminar | April 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Kiran Luecke, University of Oxford

 Department of Mathematics

Using the structure of the matrix factorisation category $MF_G(g, W)$ of Freed and Teleman I deduce the Kirillov character formula for compact Lie groups, and the Rossman character formula for the discrete series of a real semisimple Lie group. The proofs are a calculation of Chern characters and use the Dirac family constructed by Freed, Hopkins, and Teleman. Indeed, one of the main results of...   More >

Dalton Inorganic Chemistry Seminar: Ligand influences on base metals for multi-electron transformations

Seminar | April 21 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Alison Fout, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois

 College of Chemistry

Multi-electron transformations featuring base metals are both particularly challenging and interesting. A series multi-dentate ligand frameworks containing both hydrogen bond donating and accepting moieties in the secondary coordination sphere have been synthesized and reactivity will be described. These transformations feature the reduction of inorganic oxyanions which have long been touted for...   More >

Representation theory and mathematical physics seminar: New feature of the Schubert calculus

Seminar | April 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Vasily Gorbunv, University of Aberdeen

 Department of Mathematics

In the talk we will describe a new feature of the classical Schubert calculus which holds for all types of the classical Lie groups. As the main example we will use the type A Grassmanians. The usual definition of the Schubert cycles involves a choice of a parameter, namely a choice of a full flag. Studying the dependence of the construction of the Schubert cycles on these parameters in the...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Seth Brodsky (University of Chicago), "There Is No Such Thing As The Composer's Voice"

Colloquium | April 21 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Seth Brodsky (University of Chicago), "There Is No Such Thing As The Composer's Voice"

Brodsky's scholarly and critical work pursues a number of related lines of inquiry. The first concerns music of the 20th and 21st centuries, in particular the field of “composerly production,” with all the openness this connotes: how is “the composer” constructed, and how does she function culturally,...   More >

Seeing Like the Nation: Battlefield Tourism and Conflicts of Memory in the Japanese Empire

Colloquium | April 21 | 5 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room, 221

 Kate McDonald, University of California, Santa Barbara

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Tourism Studies Working Group

This talk explores the spatial politics of nationalism through the story of Japanese and Korean student travelers to the Russo-Japanese War battlefields at Port Arthur. Unlike Korea and Taiwan, the Japanese state possessed only de facto sovereignty over its territory in Manchuria, including the historic battlefields of Port Arthur at the tip of the Liaodong Peninsula. Yet these battlefields...   More >