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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Ten Minutes to Improving Science Achievement (NSTA Baltimore)

Workshop | October 5 | 8-9:30 a.m. |  Baltimore Convention Center

 1 West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21201

 FOSS Project staff, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Hearing the word “assessment” can strike fear and trepidation into the hearts of both teachers and students.  Join FOSS developers to learn how assessment can be transformed into an integrated teaching tool that both teachers and students grades 3–8 can embrace to create a classroom culture that motivates effort and growth to improve student achievement.

Chinese Overseas: Celebrating the Legacy of Scholarship and Collection Treasures at UC Berkeley

Conference/Symposium | October 5 | 8:10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)

 Ling-Chi Wang, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

 Penny Edwards, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley; Harvey Dong, Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley; Sine Hwang Jensen, Asian American Studies & Comparative Ethnic Studies Librarian, University of California, Berkeley; Theresa Salazar, Curator, Bancroft Collection of Western Americana, University of California, Berkeley; Jianye He, Librarian for Chinese Collections, University of California, Berkeley; Virginia Shih, Librarian for the Southeast Asia Collection, University of California, Berkeley

 Library, Department of Ethnic Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Bancroft Library, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The keynote address, presentations, and tours of various UC Berkeley libraries will highlight the past, present, and future of Chinese overseas scholarship and curatorship.

 Pre-registration is required. Pls. register by August 1, 2017. https://berkeleychineseoverseas.wordpress.com/register/

  Registration opens May 12. Register online or by calling Virginia Shih at 510-643-0850, or by emailing Virginia Shih at vshih@library.berkeley.edu by August 1.

Miscellaneous California views from the collection of Joseph A. Baird BANC PIC 1986.015:73–PIC

Reply All: Free Speech in the Age of Social Media

Conference/Symposium | October 5 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Center for New Media , The Berkeley Graduate, Graduate Assembly, BridgeUSA at Berkeley

The Berkeley Center for New Media, The Berkeley Graduate, the Graduate Assembly, and BridgeUSA will host a campus-wide symposium on October 5, 2017, marking the 53rd anniversary of the birth of Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement.

In the past year, the internet has turned its attention to Berkeley’s campus debates, and our own community has taken up new media and modes of digital expression to...   More >

Laboratory for Social Machines, MIT Media Lab

Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series

Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

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

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 >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | October 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 James Feigenbaum, Professor, Boston University

 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 >

Book Talk Series: From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America

Reading - Nonfiction | October 5 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall

 Patrisia Macías-Rojas


Patrisia Macías-Rojas discusses her award-winning book which provides a thorough and captivating exploration of how mass incarceration and law and order policies of the past forty years have transformed immigration and border enforcement.

Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award 2017

*The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require...   More >

Planning Your Pregnancy Leave (BEUHS315)

Workshop | October 5 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Theresa McLemore, UCB HR Employee Relations Consultant; Sheila Taliafero, UCB Disability Counselor; Sharon Johnson, UCB Health Care Facilitator; Ann Gilbert, UCB Academic Personnel

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees. Enroll online.

  Register online

Matthias Boehm: Declarative Machine Learning for Low-Latency to Large-Scale Deployments

Seminar | October 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 Matthias Boehm, IBM


Declarative machine learning (ML) aims to simplify the development and usage of large-scale ML algorithms. In SystemML, data scientists specify ML algorithms in a high-level language with R-like syntax and the system automatically generates hybrid execution plans that combine single-node, in-memory operations and distributed operations on Spark. In a first part, we motivate declarative ML and...   More >

Introduction to Arduino Workshop

Workshop | October 5 | 1-3 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Makerspace - 1st floor


Coding. Robotics. ARDUINO.

Come join us and learn how to use Arduino! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. All you need to have is a positive attitude and a passion to learn!

In order to participate, you must RSVP (which is FREE).

Additionally, in order to have time to cover all the information during the workshop, please download Arduino on your laptop before attending and bring your laptop to the...   More >

 Cal Id Required for access into Moffitt Library.

Seminar 211, Economic History: "Importing Political Polarization? The Electoral Consequences of Rising Trade Exposure”

Seminar | October 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 David Autor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Economics

Joint with Departmental and Labor Seminars. *Please note change in time/location seminar due to joint event.

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: "Importing Political Polarization? The Electoral Consequences of Rising Trade Exposure”

Seminar | October 5 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 David Autor, MIT

 Department of Economics

* Please note change in date and time.

Joint with Labor and Public Finance seminars

Lifetime Simulation of Semiconductor Circuits

Seminar | October 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 529 Cory Hall

 Linda Milor, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Technology scaling has resulted in higher operating temperatures and electrical fields, and this has contributed to faster device and interconnect aging. We present work that provides lifetime estimates for circuits, considering a wide variety of wearout mechanisms.

Cognitive Neuroscience/Neurobiology Colloquium: Data Slam 1

Colloquium | October 5 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Ye Xia, Whitney lab; Carson McNeil, Gallant lab; Darius Parvin, Ivry lab; Maria Eckstein, Collins lab; Kata Slama, Knight lab; Dan Lurie, D'Esposito lab

 Department of Psychology

Data slam from grads in Cognitive Neuroscience/Neuroscience. Grad lounge afterwards for pingpong/foosball plus drinks and pizza.

New Google Sites workshop: Organize, collaborate and share

Workshop | October 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Jen Bellenger, bConnected Collaboration Services; Rob Silva, bConnected Collaboration Services

 Library, Information Services and Technology (IST)

In this workshop we'll explore how easy it is to organize, collaborate, and share all of your online content in the New Google Sites.

 Cal ID required to enter Moffitt Library.

  RSVP online

If I can K-Pop dance, I’ll be part of your beauty revolution.

Colloquium | October 5 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 kate-hers RHEE

 Catherine Ceniza Choy, UC Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Gender and the Trans-Pacific World Program

Visual artist kate-hers RHEE will discuss the evolution of her politically engaged work as an artist and her dogged pursuit of cultivating creativity and playful improvisation in her artistic practice to engage hetero-patriarchal global beauty ideals and accompanying digital technology from a transnational feminist perspective.

photo credit: Michael Hurt

Five Tables of Saints, Sages, and Arhats

Workshop | October 5 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursday for an up-close look at treasures from the BAMPFA collections.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: The Partitionability Conjecture

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

 Caroline Klivans, Brown University

 Department of Mathematics

In 1979, Richard Stanley made the following conjecture: Every Cohen-Macaulay simplicial complex is partitionable. Motivated by questions in the theory of face numbers of complexes, the conjecture sought to bridge a combinatorial condition and an algebraic condition. Recent work of the speaker and collaborators resolves the conjecture in the negative. I will discuss the history and context of the...   More >

Photobears: LASER QUANTUM Seminar: OPCPAs: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Ultrafast Lasers

Presentation | October 5 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540AB DOP Center

 Dave Stockwell, PhD, Product Specialist, Ultrafast Systems, LASER QUANTUM


Optical Parametric Chirped Pulse Amplification is a relatively new technique in ultrafast science, typically confined to larger facilities studying high peak power applications. The advent of the tabletop OPCPA platform has allowed for extended flexibility in academic laboratories to generate ultrashort, high-intensity pulses at rapid repetition rates. This replaces many current ultrafast pulse...   More >