Thursday, September 28, 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.
Conference/Symposium | September 28 – 30, 2017 every day | 180 Doe Library
Thursday, September 28, 4-5:30
Friday, September 29, 10-6
Saturday, September 30, 10-1
This conference explores the philosophies, texts, arts, and practices of Mongolian Buddhism. As Carolingians did with Christianity and Abbasids for Islam, Mongols have determined the history of Buddhism. During the Yuan dynasty their tutelage afforded the Buddhist community unprecedented... More >
Panel Discussion | September 28 | 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Alexa Koenig, Executive Director, Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law
Please join us for the Haas School of Business Dean's Speaker Series at UC Berkeley for a highly-anticipated discussion on freedom of expression with Brad Smith, Microsofts President and Chief Legal Officer and His Excellency Zeid Raad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Alexa Koenig, Executive Director of the Human Rights Center at Berkeley-Law, will take on... More >
This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.
Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political... More >
Seminar | September 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Manasi Deshpande, Professor, University of Chicago
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 >
Course | September 28 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall
This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk... More >
Presentation | September 28 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 373 Soda Hall
Research on the circumvention of Internet censorship requires modeling the behavior of censors. Circumvention systems are designed according to assumptions arising from models: the more accurate the models, the more effective the circumvention. A circumvention system designed under inadequate assumptions risks irrelevance, through being easily blockable or impractical to deploy.
I will present... More >
Seminar | September 28 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Workshop | September 28 | 2-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110MD
Randy Spencer, Elsevier, Inc.
Want to improve your literature searching and save yourself time? This workshop will cover advanced searching with Scopus, a large abstract and citation database covering the peer-reviewed literature: scholarly journals, books, and conference proceedings. The database covers publications in science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Come learn useful tips and techniques... More >
Buddhist Revelations in Mongolian Contemporary Art: Artist Soyolmaa Davaakhuu in Conversation with Uranchimeg Tsultem
Colloquium | September 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Soyolmaa Davaakhuu, Mongolian artist
Uranchimeg Tsultem, UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative Steering Committee
Mongolia Foundation, UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Center for Buddhist Studies
Mongolian artist Soyolmaa Davaakhuu will discuss her work with art historian Uranchimeg Tsultem. Soyolmaa Davaakhuu's art is based on her profound interest and practice of Buddhism. She is one of very few artists in Mongolia who aim to find new modernist style of expression of Buddhist images, motifs and symbols. She studied Buddhism and with the approval of her guru, she is able to create new... More >
Workshop | September 28 | 3-4 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110MD
Randy Spencer, Elsevier, Inc.
This workshop will cover tools and techniques available in the citation database Scopus for maximizing and assessing your research impact. Topics to be covered include: citation analysis for authors, comparing journals with CiteScore, linking your Scopus Author ID to your ORCID ID, and using PlumX metrics in Scopus.
We encourage you to register for the workshop, but drop-ins will also be... More >
Colloquium | September 28 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Marina Bedny, Johns Hopkins University
The human cortex consists of distinct networks that support cognitive functions such as language processing, face perception, and motor control. How do intrinsic physiology and experience determine this specialization? Studies of sensory loss provide unique insights into this question. In individuals who are blind from birth so called visual cortices acquire responses to sound and touch.... More >
Seminar | September 28 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Marina Bedny, John Hopkins, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Colloquium | September 28 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Bernd Sturmfels, University of California, Berkeley
Eigenvectors of square matrices are central to linear algebra. Eigenvectors of tensors are a natural generalization, and they have numerous applications. We present an introduction to the spectral theory of tensors, highlighting algebraic aspects, connections to dynamics and optimization, and recent results.
Reading - Nonfiction | September 28 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall | Canceled
Library, Social Research Library
Stephen Hinshaw, Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley, will discuss his new book, Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness. This is a beautifully written memoir that describes the impact on the family of his father's recurring mental illness -- and the crucial need to combat the powerful stigma that surrounds it.
Workshop | September 28 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Cody Hennesy, E-Learning Librarian, Doe Library; Sine Hwang-Jensen, Asian American Studies & Comparative Ethnic Studies Librarian, Ethnic Studies Library; Corliss Lee, American Cultures Librarian, Doe Library
Starting from a research justice framework, we will consider how different forms of knowledge productioncultural, spiritual, experiential, mainstream, and institutionalrelate to political power. From there we look to recent trends in media manipulation, including political disinformation campaigns, fake news, and how trolling subcultures propagate their ideas online by gaming social media... More >
Cal ID required to enter Moffitt Library
Seminar | September 28 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Tselil Schramm, Simons Institute, UC Berkeley
One of the greatest advantages of representing data with graphs is access to generic algorithms for analytic tasks, such as clustering. In this talk I will describe some popular graph clustering algorithms, and explain why they are well-motivated from a theoretical perspective.
Preserving Your Humanity: Discussion on Surviving the Academic White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy (aka Berkeley)
Workshop | September 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (MCC)
Brittney Enin, Public Health major/African American Studies minor, member, Student Health Advisory Committee, Self-Care Consultant & Health Equity Advocate, Self-Care Consulting
Want to be able to take care of yourself, but feel like there is no other way to engage with that being a Berkeley student? Need more tools to deal with the broken-ness of the world? Come through to the MCC for a presentation, group reflection, & discussion on what it takes to take care of yourself within a NUCLEAR HOT campus climate that is disinvested from our well-being as melanated,... More >