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Thursday, November 9, 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 Milwaukee)

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

 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.

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

 Coalition for Education and Outreach (CEO)

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.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | November 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Supreet Kaur, Professor, UC Berkeley

 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 >

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 >

The MNS blood group and resistance to malaria

Seminar | November 9 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Ellen Leffler, University of Oxford

 Department of Integrative Biology

Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School (BEUHS602)

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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Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA) workshop

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).


  Registration opens October 9. Register online or or by emailing Elliott Smith at esmith@library.berkeley.edu by November 9.

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | November 9 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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 >

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

 Department of Mathematics

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.

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

 Center for Right-Wing Studies, Thelton Henderson Center for Social Justice, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology

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.

Market Entanglements: Fortune and Risk in a Chinese Bubble

Colloquium | November 9 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Bryna Goodman, History, University of Oregon, Eugene

 Wen-hsin Yeh, History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

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 sources—financial texts, newspaper advertisement, satirical essays,...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: The Global Histories of Mathematics

Colloquium | November 9 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Tomoko L. Kitagawa, UC Berkeley Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society

 Department of Mathematics

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 >

International Sanctions and the Sino-North Korean Border Economy

Colloquium | November 9 | 5-7 p.m. | 141 McCone Hall

 Kevin Gray, University of Sussex

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Come join us as Kevin Gray talks about the unintended consequences of economic sanctions against North Korea on the Sino-North Korean border economy.