Monday, October 30, 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.
Seminar | October 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall
Title: Exploring the impact of technology and mode of presentation on reading comprehension in sighted and blind individuals
Presenter: Natalie Stepien-Bernabe (Dr. Deborah Orel-Bixlers Lab)
Abstract: Technology is growing rapidly, facilitating the electronic distribution of information. Electronic methods of acquiring information are especially prevalent in educational settings. For... More >
Seminar | October 30 | 12-1:15 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Lounge
This talk will focus on the history of water insecurity in the farm worker communities of western Fresno County and the exploitative practices of growers and their allies during drought conditions. Despite claims that water provides jobs for farmworkers there is little evidence to suggest that when growers get their allotment of water that improving conditions for farm workers followed. On the... More >
Developing a Life History Theory of Mind: Awareness that the Mind Learns from the Past to Imagine the Future
Colloquium | October 30 | 12:10-1:20 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall
Kristin H. Lagattuta, Department of Psychology and the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis
Professor Lagattuta will provide an overview of her research on 4- to 10-year-olds' and adults beliefs about whether people generalize from their past social interactions when engaging in episodic future thinking; that is, their awareness that peoples minds draw from prior experiences when imagining what will happen next. Across multiple studies, results reveal significant age-related increases... More >
Combinatorics Seminar: Triangulations of even-dimensional cyclic apeirotopes and representations of partially ordered sets
Seminar | October 30 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Gustavo Jasso, University of Bonn
Steffen Oppermann and Hugh Thomas discovered a beautiful connection between triangulations of even-dimensional cyclic polytopes and representations of certain partially ordered sets (satisfying some additional relations). In this talk I will review part of their work and then present an extension of their results to triangulations of even-dimensional cyclic apeirotopes. This is a report on joint... More >
Differential Geometry Seminar: Locally volume collapsed 4-manifolds with respect to a lower sectional curvature bound
Seminar | October 30 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Thunwa Theerakarn, UC Berkeley
Perelman stated without proof that a 3-dimensional compact Riemannian manifold which is locally collapsed, with respect to a lower curvature bound, is a graph manifold. The statement was used to complete his proof of the geometrization conjecture. Kleiner-Lott gave a proof of this theorem as a part of their presentation of Perelman's proof of the geometrization conjecture.
In this talk, I will... More >
Course | October 30 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall
Jason Smith, UC Berkeley 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.
Seminar 211, Economic History: A Consumption-Based View of the Standard of Living in the Dutch Republic
Seminar | October 30 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Seminar | October 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall
Miroslav Rapcak, Perimeter
Y-algebras form a four parameter family of vertex operator algebras associated to Y-shaped junctions of interfaces in N=4 super Yang-Mills theory. One can glue such Y-shaped junctions into the more complicated webs of interfaces. Corresponding vertex operator algebras can be identified with conformal extensions of tensor products of Y-algebras associated to the trivalent junctions of the web by... More >
Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: How Much Does Your Boss Make? The Incentive Effects of Horizontal and Vertical Inequality
Seminar | October 30 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Ricardo Perez Truglia, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Joint with Public Finance Seminar
* Please note change in time due to joint event
Seminar 231, Public Finance: "How Much Does Your Boss Make? The Incentive Effects of Horizontal and Vertical Inequality"
Seminar | October 30 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
with Z. Cullen
Joint with Psych and Econ seminar
Seminar | October 30 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Dan-Virgil Voiculescu, UC Berkeley
I will take a look back at the topological version of free entropy based on norm-microstates. This will include a discussion of the associated topological free entropy dimension, some connections with potential theory, random matrices and some problems.
Workshop | October 30 | 3-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Josh Quan, Library Data Lab
This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of graphics in R, including base graphics and ggplot2. Participants will learn how to construct, customize, and export a variety of plot types in order to visualize relationships in data.
Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt Library
Seminar | October 30 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Samit Dasgupta, UCSC
The seminar consists of two 50-minute talks, a pre-talk (3:10-4:00) and an advanced talk (4:10-5:00), with a 10-minute break (4:00-4:10) between them. The advanced talk is a regular formal presentation about recent research results to general audiences in arithmetic geometry and number theory; the pre-talk (3:10-4:00) is to introduce some prerequisites or background for the... More >
Workshop | October 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
Getting Started in Undergraduate Research
If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.
We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of... More >
Colloquium | October 30 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
The fourth lecture in the Slavic Graduate Colloquium Fall 2017 series.
Seminar | October 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
Hisham Ibrahim, whose background brings together software engineering, product management, and innovation, will speak at Jacobs Hall as part of the Design Field Notes series of pop-up talks.
Seminar 271, Development: "Educational Investment Responses to Economic Opportunity: Evidence from Indian Road Construction"
Seminar | October 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Anjali Adukia, University of Chicago
Colloquium | October 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall
John Matsui, Biology Scholars Program (BSP) at the University of California, Berkeley
Since 1992, 3500 Berkeley undergraduates have participated in BSP 80% first-to-college/low-income, 70% women, and 60% from ethnic groups (African American, Hispanic, and Native American) underrepresented in science. Dr. Matsuis focus has been to recruit under-valued STEM talent into BSP, students who enter Berkeley with lower SAT scores and high school GPAs and are less well-prepared to... More >
Seminar | October 30 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Daniel Tataru, UC Berkeley
The aim of this talk is to describe a complete implementation of the inverse scattering approach to the study of the defocusing Davey-Stewartson equation. This will involve dispersive quations, dbar pde's, microlocal analysis and other fun stuff. This is joint work with Adrian Nachman and Idan Regev.
Lecture | October 30 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 3 LeConte Hall
Frances Hasso, Duke University
El-Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence is a women-initiated and dominated non-governmental activist organization established in Cairo in 1993 as a psychological counseling center by university professor and labor activist Dr. Aida Seif al-Dawla and two other psychiatrists to ameliorate the traumas of Egyptian and refugee torture victims. Over time, El-Nadeem developed... More >
Engineering, Finance, Social Science, and Consequential ThinkingA multi-disciplinary approach to reducing residential earthquake risk in California: CEE Fall Distinguished Lecture
Lecture | October 30 | 5-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Janiele Maffei, Chief Mitigation Officer of the California Earthquake Authority
Janiele Maffei will describe how her experience as a structural engineer plays a critical role in achieving CEAs strategic goals to Educate, Mitigate and Insure. Working with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and consultants, Ms Maffei develops residential seismic retrofit standards, sponsors building performance studies, and manages a seismic retrofit grant program.
Information Session | October 30 | 5-6 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall
Come learn about study abroad options in the UK and Ireland while snacking on pub food and answering trivia to win great prizes! Several BSA study abroad returnees will share information about their experiences abroad and they will host a pub quiz with study abroad-related prizes for the winners. A BSA Adviser will also be on hand to answer questions about study abroad programs.
*The space for... More >
Seminar | October 30 | 5-6 p.m. | Silver Space Sciences Lab, Silver Conference Room, Room 105
Professor Adam Arkin, Professor, Center for Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space
Space synthetic biology is a branch of biotechnology dedicated to engineering biological systems for space exploration, industry and science. There is strong public and private interest in designing robust and reliable organisms and the systems that support them that can assist on long-duration astronaut missions. Recently, we have launched a new center from NASA called the Center for Utilization... More >
Lecture | October 30 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Takaaki Kajita, Nobel Laureate, Special University Professor, and Director of the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR), University of Tokyo
Neutrinos were assumed to have no mass. It was predicted, however, if they have masses, they could change their type while they propagate. This phenomena is called neutrino oscillations, which was discovered by deep underground neutrino experiments. Dr. Takaaki Kajita will describe the discovery of neutrino oscillations and the implications of the small neutrino masses. The status and the future... More >
Seminar | October 30 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Dr. Jane Wang, Verily
Dr. Jane Wang earned her B.S. from the California Institute of Technology in 2007 before moving to pursue her Ph.D. in Chemistry, as a Hertz Fellow, at UC Berkeley in the lab of Prof. Dean Toste. In the Toste lab her research focused on developing new catalytic and enantioselective methods for the addition of nitrogen and oxygen nucleophiles to olefins. She continued her career as a post-doctoral... More >
Social Event | September 25 – December 4, 2017 every Monday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Blue Door Cafe | Note change in location
2244 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Blue Door Cafe (check for location updates). Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome. Karibuni sana!
Information Session | October 30 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Samsung Semiconductor-Device-Solutions of San Jose is recruiting now for 2018 Summer Interns (and a few FTEs) Open roles in areas like deep learning, computer vision, memory architecture, 5G systems engineers, and more!
For details, see the attached list and check out Handshake.
They are presenting a tech talk next Monday October 30 from 5:30 to 7pm in the Woz Lounge (Soda 430), where you... More >
Colloquium | October 30 | 6-8 p.m. | David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, CA, CA 94704
How did high school students using innovative sensors promote the recovery from an environmental disaster?
Fukushima Prefecture has achieved a remarkable recovery after the nuclear accident in 2011. Thanks to extensive clean-up, more than 97% of the region is at natural background levels; the area as large as the State of Connecticut. However, negative perception still persists... More >
The Art of Emotions/Emotions in Art: From the Pixar Film to the Empathetic Museum: Arts + Design Mondays at BAMPFA
Lecture | October 30 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Dacher Keltner, Co-Director of the Greater Good Science Center, Professor, Psychology, UC Berkeley
In this talk I will chart the journey that the science of emotion has led me on in collaborations on Pixar's film Inside/Out, Emoji at Facebook, and building emotion into museums on our on line life.
This talk coincides with the Science at Cal weekend, including the Vision + LIght exhibition (Oct 27 & 28), and the 2017 World Conference of Science Journalists taking place in the Bay Area and... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Painting | September 13 – December 10, 2017 every day | Mills College Art Museum
5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613
In-Between Places (사이에 머물다) is the story of Korean American artists and their dreams, featuring new work by: Jung Ran Bae; Sohyung Choi; Kay Kang; Miran Lee; Young June Lew; Nicholas Oh; Younhee Paik; and Minji Sohn.
Exhibit - Painting | September 18 – December 15, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities
San Francisco artist Jennie Smith infuses her detailed drawings of the natural world with an imaginative sensibility.
Viewing hours are generally Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events and meetings; please call (510) 643-9670 or email in advance to confirm room availability.
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library
This exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Revolution that took place in October of 1917. The exhibition will take place in the Moffitt Library, and it will highlight several print-items from the revolutionary times.
Access to the Moffitt Undergraduate Library is restricted and you'll need the UC Berkeley/ Cal Card for entry.
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library
Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students
cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected
from their humor magazines and other publications.
Exhibit - Artifacts | July 21 – December 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library
Marking a 50th anniversary, Bancrofts rare and unique collections documenting the 1967 Summer of Love are on exhibit in the corridor cases. Presented are images from the Bay Area alternative press, psychedelic rock posters and mailers, documentary photographs of the Haight-Ashbury scene and major rock concerts, and material from the personal papers of author Joan Didion and poet Michael... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – February 28, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, The Bancroft Library Gallery
¡Viva la Fiesta! explores the cycle of traditional religious and
patriotic celebrations that have for centuries marked the
Mexican calendar. The exhibition draws on unique historical
representations of the fiestas and examines their relationship
to communal identities, national politics, religious practices,
and indigenous customs. These original materials, which are
preserved in the... More >