Thursday, November 9, 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.
Workshop | November 9 | 8-9:30 a.m. | Wisconsin Center
400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203
FOSS Project staff, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley
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 38 can embrace to create a classroom culture that motivates effort and growth to improve student achievement.
Developing Outreach Activities to Highlight Your Research: Why should science outreach be an essential component of research labs and scientist training?
Workshop | November 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall
Kate Spohr, Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Coalition for Education and Outreach
David Whitney, Professor, Dept. of Psychology; Brian Wang, PhD student, Sarpong Lab, Dept. of Chemistry
Traci Grzymala, Community Resources for Science
Why should science outreach be an essential component of research labs and scientist training? In this session, we focus on how to develop an effective and engaging outreach activity that incorporates the focal research of your lab group or program.
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 | November 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Supreet Kaur, Professor, UC Berkeley
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 >
Workshop | November 9 | 1-4:15 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Laura Monin, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant
This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is broken up into two parts.
The first portion of the class, 1-3 pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.
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Course | November 9 | 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 >
Workshop | November 9 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB
Devendra Mistry, Ph.D., Field Applications Scientist, Qiagen
A representative from Qiagen will offer a hands-on training workshop on using IPA to interpret expression data (including RNA-seq).
Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Perturbative Chern-Simons invariants from quantum BV-BFV formalism.
Seminar | November 9 | 2-3 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall
Konstantin Wernli, University of Zurich
I will report on recent developments in the computation of Perturbative Chern-Simons invariants via cutting and gluing in the quantum BV-BFV formalism. In particular, I will present results on theta-invariants of lens spaces that agree with earlier works of Kuperberg, Thurston and Lescop. This is ongoing joint work with A. Cattaneo and P. Mnev.
Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "Valuation and Incidence of Local Public Goods: Evidence from Municipal Boundaries and Annexations"
Seminar | November 9 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
The Views of Populists: What Trump Voters Perspectives and Perceptions of Trump Voters Tell Us About U.S. Democracy
Colloquium | November 9 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room
Katherine Cramer, Director, Morgridge Center for Public Service and Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Arlie Hochschild, Professor Emerita, Sociology, UC Berkeley
Lecture by Katherine Cramer, Director, Morgridge Center for Public Service and Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Arlie Hochschild, Professor Emerita, Sociology, UC Berkeley as a respondent.
Colloquium | November 9 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Bryna Goodman, History, University of Oregon, Eugene
Wen-hsin Yeh, History, UC Berkeley
In 1921-2 Chinese entrepreneurs established more than one hundred and fifty stock exchanges in Shanghai and several other cities, more exchanges than existed in the rest of the world at that time. Nearly all of these new, Western-styled financial institutions collapsed within a year. What were people thinking? Using a variety of sourcesfinancial texts, newspaper advertisement, satirical essays,... More >
Colloquium | November 9 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Tomoko L. Kitagawa, UC Berkeley Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society
We will go on a round-the-world tour of the history of science, technology, and mathematics through six major cities (Amsterdam, Rome, Goa, Kyoto, Beijing, and Paris) of the 17th-century world. The goal of this time travel journey is to capture the circulation of scientific ideas that led to the expansion of imagination. While tracing mathematical ideas, we will discover unexpected connections... More >
Colloquium | November 9 | 5-7 p.m. | 141 McCone Hall
Kevin Gray, University of Sussex
Come join us as Kevin Gray talks about the unintended consequences of economic sanctions against North Korea on the Sino-North Korean border economy.