Thursday, August 31, 2017
Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall
FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.
Workshop | August 28 – 31, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Learn the fundamentals of sustainable natural dyeing including fiber preparation, plant mordants, plant selection, using less dye for greater effect, surface design techniques, and various applications of natural dyes.
$425, $400 UCBG Members
Seminar | August 31 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come... More >
Workshop | August 31 | 12-1:30 p.m. | University Hall
Terrie Moore, Staff Career Development
Understanding your preferred work style can help inform your career planning and how you adapt to the dynamic world of work. A clearer understanding of these can contribute to higher career satisfaction.
Pre-work required - See details online at the UC Learning Center, and upon registration.
REGISTRATION required at the UC Learning Center through the Blu portal. Course code - BECAR101
Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: How do Individuals Repay their Debt? The Balance Matching Heuristic
Seminar | August 31 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C330 Cheit Hall
Joint with the Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis
* Note change in time and location due to a joint event
Seminar | August 31 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 405 Soda Hall
Matei Zaharia, Stanford University
The main way users are productive writing software is by composing libraries written by other developers. Unfortunately, the traditional interface for composing software -- function calls that exchange data through memory -- is increasingly inefficient on modern hardware. Even when developers write applications using highly optimized libraries, such as BLAS, their performance can be orders of... More >
Seminar | August 31 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Joe Hereford, University of California, Davis
Workshop | August 31 | 2-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Commonly found in leaves, barks, roots, and fruits of trees, tannins are used to produce wine, leather, and ink and can greatly enhance a natural dyers practice. Join Michel Garcia for a walk through the University of California Botanical Garden to learn about tannins and their many applications in situ.
$45, $40 UCBG Members
Seminar | August 31 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Lin Lin, University of California, Berkeley
Quantum physics requires the solution of PDEs in high dimensional spaces, but this is hard. Various numerical schemes have been developed to solve these PDEs approximately in the past decades. Understandably, some high fidelity models can only be applied to systems of very small sizes, while relatively low fidelity models can be applied to much larger systems. The theory (or sometimes more... More >
Colloquium | August 31 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Douglas Fuller, School of Management, Zhejiang University
Lowell Dittmer, Political Science, UC Berkeley
China presents us with a conundrum. How has a developing country with a spectacularly inefficient financial system, coupled with asset-destroying state-owned firms, managed to create a number of vibrant high-tech firms?
China's domestic financial system fails most private firms by neglecting to give them sufficient support to pursue technological upgrading, even while smothering state-favored... More >
Workshop | August 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ... More >
Workshop | August 31 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110MD
Brian Quigley, Mathematics and Statistics Librarian, Kresge Engineering Library
This workshop is an introduction to typesetting math using LaTeX. Attendees will learn how to create various environments for equations and formulas; subscripting and superscripting; Greek letters; and other commonly used syntax for math.
Colloquium | August 31 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
John Rhodes, UC Berkeley
We present a "crash course" on representing finite simplicial complexes by rectangular matrices with coefficients 0 or 1 (Boolean matrices). Our "course" may be of interest to combinatorialists, topologists, and discrete geometers and is intended to be accessible to students, including advanced undergraduates.
Our main theme is a new idea: some of the columns of a Boolean matrix are "linearly... More >
Presentation | August 31 | 6 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
Carol Christ, UC Berkeley Chancellor
The Berkeley Forum
What constitutes free speech? At what point does free speech infringe upon the notion of community, if at all? Recent events on campus - and the intense media and political scrutiny that accompanied them - have highlighted a need for thoughtful discussion of these questions. Newly sworn-in Chancellor Carol Christ will discuss these themes in conversation at the Berkeley Forum.