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Friday, October 13, 2017

History-Social Science Framework Leadership Group

Workshop | October 13 | 2407 Dwinelle Hall

 UC Berkeley History-Social Scene Project

UCBHSSP invites instructional leaders from Bay Area schools and districts to participate in a three part collaborative learning series. Each session will take place at UC Berkeley from 9-12 and will include presentations of UCBHSSP learnings from H-SS Framework implementation with Bay Area districts, collaborative planning and sharing of collective learnings, and networking among H-SS...   More >

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.

Shadow History--Archive and Intermediality in Chinese Cinema: A conference in honor of the Paul Kendel Fonoroff Collection

Conference/Symposium | October 13 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Film and Media Department, UC Berkeley, Berkeley Art Museum (BAMPFA), C.V. Starr East Asian Library

This meeting honors the Paul Kendel Fonoroff Collection, a unique and invaluable archive of print materials and ephemera documenting nearly a century of Chinese cinema and media culture, and recently acquired by the C. V. Starr East Asian Library at the University of California, Berkeley.

Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today

Conference/Symposium | October 13 – 15, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-10 p.m. |  Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Full details are at http://communalpresence.com/.

Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today, will be held at UC Berkeley October 13-October 15, 2017. All events are free and open to the public.

Emerging in the late 1970s of San Francisco, New Narrative originated at the crossroads of an aesthetically and politically radical poetry scene and the new publics fostered by various social...   More >

HU-Berkeley Workshop: Voices of the People?

Workshop | October 12 – 13, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of German

The Voice(s) of the People?
Literature and Film between Democracy and Populism

The workshop “The Voice(s) of the People? Literature and Film between Democracy and Populism” will offer a space for talks, close readings, and discussions of contemporary and canonical texts addressing the role of literature and film in their relationship to democracy and populism. This includes narrative forms...   More >

Mirror Symmetry and Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Mayer-Vietoris sequence for relative symplectic cohomology

Seminar | October 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Umut Varolgunes, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

I will first recall the definition of an invariant that assigns to any compact subset $K$ of a closed symplectic manifold $M$ a module $SH_M(K)$ over the Novikov ring. I will go over the case of $M=S^2$ to illustrate various points about the invariant. Finally I will state the Mayer-Vietoris property and explain under what conditions it holds.

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | October 13 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 9/8 and 12/1, Samba will be on 10/6 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 11/3. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Economic driving force of 3D systems vs. Moore's law

Seminar | October 13 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Cory (Hogan Room)

 Daniel Gitlin, CEA-Leti

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

A standard cost model used in the Industry is extended to 3D systems. Examples of applications of this model will be provided and contrasted against Moore's law. Both monolithic technology migrations and new integration technologies balance manufacturing complexity vs. footprint reduction. The net result can only be quantifies with adequate models that illustrate the trade-offs and help extract...   More >

Visualizing Gate-tunable Nanoscale Chladni Patterns in Dirac Billiards: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Prof. Jairo Velasco, Jr., UC Santa Cruz, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Dirac fermions have coexisting electron-hole states and exhibit angular anisotropy when transmitting through a potential barrier. Because of these attributes, electrostatically confined Dirac fermions are fundamentally different from similarly trapped Schrödinger fermions. In particular, these confined charge carriers are predicted to exhibit new states with properties that depend strongly on...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Stochastic Non-Homogenization of Non-Convex Hamilton-Jacobi Equations

Seminar | October 13 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Hong Suh, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In 2015, Ziliotto constructed the first example of a non-convex Hamilton-Jacobi equation in random media which fails to homogenize almost surely. We discuss a generalization of this result by Feldman and Souganidis who extend the non-homogenization result to a class of Hamiltonians with a saddle-point non-convexity.

MENA Salon: Will Fatah and Hamas Reconcile?

Workshop | October 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On October 2, representatives of Palestinian parties Fatah and Hamas met in Gaza to pursue a reconciliation deal. This is not the first time the two groups have attempted to reach a deal. Will this attempt at creating a unity government be successful? We will consider these and other questions in this week's MENA Salon.

Composition Colloquium: Elizabeth Ogonek

Colloquium | October 13 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His output ranges from solo to orchestral works, occasionally with electronics. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio...   More >

The Center for Technology, Society & Policy: What Works, What Doesn’t, and How to Set a Research Agenda that Empowers Student Impact

Seminar | October 13 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Elaine Sedenberg and Daniel Griffin

 Information, School of

An inside look at the center's growth and progress, with directors Elaine Sedenberg and Daniel Griffin.

Between the sheets: The molecular chemistry of hybrid perovskites

Seminar | October 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Hemamala Karunadasa, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

The tools of synthetic chemistry allow us to tune molecules with a level of precision not yet accessible with inorganic solids. We have investigated hybrid perovskites that couple organic small molecules with the optical and electronic diversity of extended inorganic solids. I will share our current understanding of these materials, whose technologically relevant properties are highly amenable to...   More >

Multiple Metabolic Signals Establish a Deterministic Cell Fate Decision

Seminar | October 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Andreas Doncic, UT Southwestern Medical Center

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Conference without a Hero

Conference/Symposium | October 13 | 4-7:45 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Chloe Kitzinger, Assistant Professor, Russian and East European Languages and Literatures, Rutgers University; Konstantine Klioutchkine, Associate Professor of Russian, Pomona College; Sarah Ruth Lorenz, Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, Germanic & Slavic Studies, Tulane University; Evgenii Bershtein, Professor of Russian, Reed College; Jillian Porter, Assistant Professor, Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures, University of Colorado, Boulder

 Eric Naiman, Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley; Lilya Kaganovsky, Associate Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Department of Comparative Literature

Конференция без героя – Conference without a Hero
A conference devoted to Russian Literature and Culture without reference to 1917

October 13-14, 370 Dwinelle

Friday, 4:00-6:00 (Eric Naiman, moderator)

-Chloë Kitzinger, “‘Legkim shagom’: Characterization and Diotima’s...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Relative Isoperimetric Inequalities 3

Seminar | October 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Brian Krummel, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Multiple metabolic signals establish a deterministic cell fate decision

Seminar | October 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Andreas Doncic, UT Southwestern

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Music Studies Colloquium: Gavin Steingo (Princeton University): “Cosmic Whispers: On Kapwani Kiwanga’s Alien Speculations”

Colloquium | October 13 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

free and open to the public

Medicine for the People: Panel and Networking with UCSF Physicians

Conference/Symposium | October 13 | 7-9 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 Surprise Speakers!

 Biology Scholars Program

Interested in networking with UCSF MDs, MD PhDs, and more?!? Then join us for a Q&A of this diverse panel of professionals. We will be hosting five incredible physicians at the top of their field, including a surgeon, clinical researchers, clinicians and more! 4 of our panelists come from UCSF and another comes from Kaiser in Sacramento. Their names are top secret and will be unveiled at the...   More >