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Friday, October 20, 2017

Remembering WWI: Exploring NARA's Digital Archive with Historypin

Workshop | October 20 | 2407 Dwinelle Hall

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

For the 100-year anniversary of the United States entering WWI in April, 2017, the US National Archives launched Remembering WWI, an iPad and Android application that invites audiences to explore, collaborate, and engage with the Archives’ extensive collection of World War I moving and still images. Using the archival content within the app, you can create your own collections and build and share...   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.

TGIF mini-grant cycle applications due

Deadline | October 20 |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Need funding for a campus sustainability project? The Green Initiative Fund's Fall mini-grant cycle applications (up to $2,000) are due on October 20th, 2017 by 5PM! Access the application here: http://tgif.berkeley.edu/index.php/apply/fall-grants

Comparative Industrial Policy in the Cybersecurity Industry: Policies, Drivers, and International Implications

Conference/Symposium | October 20 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), BASC, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

Cyber attacks of varying severity, ranging from email hacking to Distributed Denial of Service attacks (DDoS) to advanced persistent threats (APT) to industries are commonplace. Yet at the same time, with the economy being increasingly data-based, these attacks pose a significant security and economic problem. The issue of how to cope with such intrusions raises critical questions about the role...   More >

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | October 20 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UCBG Director Eric Siegel for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | October 20 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Labor Lunch Seminar: CANCELED

Seminar | October 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

Becoming More Productive: Workflow Strategies for Grad Students

Workshop | October 20 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Graduate students in the Life and Health Sciences disciplines; Becky Miller, Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences Librarian; Jeffery Loo, Optometry & Health Sciences Librarian

 Library

In this workshop, graduate students from the Life and Health Sciences will present a range of strategies for gathering, storing, organizing, and synthesizing all your information and data for your research and teaching. Come learn to be more productive!

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: The Matroid-Minor Hopf Algebra

Seminar | October 20 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Mario Sanchez, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will introduce the theory of Hopf algebras as an abstraction of the notion of composition and decomposition. I will focus mainly on a Hopf algebra that arises from matroids and use this view point to understand the more general and abstract constructions. As an application of this theory, we will study a few polynomial invariants of matroids and the strange phenomenon that is...   More >

Nanoscience for Energy and Water: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location

 Prof. Yi Cui, Stanford University, MSE / Photon / Chemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

For more than a decade, my group has been working on a wide range of research topics related to nanomaterials design for energy, environment, and biology.

We began with the critical problems that need to be addressed in these areas and design/invent nanomaterials with the right physical and chemical properties to solve those problems.

In this talk, I will focus on examples of how...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: An overview of Homogenization Techniques for Hamilton-Jacobi PDE

Seminar | October 20 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakahnlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Composition Colloquium: Dennis Aman

Colloquium | October 20 | 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 Amnesiac Society

Seminar | October 20 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 David S. H. Rosenthal

 Information, School of

David S. H. Rosenthal is the co-founder of the LOCKSS program at Stanford University.

MENA Salon: The Middle East in 1982 (Class of 1982 Homecoming Event)

Workshop | October 20 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday in 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. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Free Speech: Status and Solutions: Class of 1967 Homecoming Panel

Panel Discussion | October 20 | 3:30-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 University Development and Alumni Relations

The Class of 1967 Symposium will examine the past and future of the Free Speech Movement on campus. Explore what has happened in the 50 years since the birth of the movement from alumni who were on campus at the time and from faculty experts. Homecoming Registration is required to attend this event.

$40 Homecoming Class Pass - available at Homecoming HQ (Campanile) on Friday from 9 a.m. on. Limited availability.

 Tickets are only available in person at Homecoming HQ. Tickets go on sale October 20. Buy tickets online

Student Hosted Colloquium in Inorganic Chemistry: Radical frontiers in catalysis

Seminar | October 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Ted Betley, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Harvard University

 College of Chemistry

Within metal-catalyzed reactions, the development of electronic structure to function relationships is critical for understanding the factors that promote desirable reactivity. Electronic structure considerations dictate the stability and/or reactivity of both mononuclear and polynuclear complexes. At an extreme, maximally high-spin complexes represent attractive target complexes, allowing for...   More >

Logic Colloquium: Some Philosophical Uses of Randomized Computation

Colloquium | October 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Thomas Icard, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

The aim of this talk will be to convey some of the ways that familiar ideas and tools from randomized and probabilistic computation might bear on issues of philosophical interest, focusing especially on questions about cognition, representation, and reasoning. A first question is when it would ever make sense for an agent to employ randomization in the course of decision making. Drawing on ideas...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Riccati equation methods for weak KAM theory

Seminar | October 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 L C Evans, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Logic Colloquium: Some Philosophical Uses of Randomized Computation

Colloquium | October 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Thomas Icard, Stanford University

 Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science

The aim of this talk will be to convey some of the ways that familiar ideas and tools from randomized and probabilistic computation might bear on issues of philosophical interest, focusing especially on questions about cognition, representation, and reasoning. A first question is when it would ever make sense for an agent to employ randomization in the course of decision making. Drawing on ideas...   More >

QB3 Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | October 20 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Speaker 1: Alison Walker (Miller lab)

Voltage imaging: New insights on neuronal network function

Abstract
Neurons communicate over long distances via electrical pulses called action potentials. It is often the precise timing of action potentials that encode the various and far-reaching functions of our nervous systems. Our goal is to understand how multiple neuronal cell types, with...   More >