Thursday, November 16, 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.
New Nationalism and Universities: Global Perspectives on Politics and Policy and the Future of Higher Education: An International Conference to Celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education’s 60th Anniversary
Conference/Symposium | November 16 – 17, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Center for Studies in Higher Education , Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Institute of Governmental Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), University World News, Carnegie Corporation of New York
To celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education's (CSHE) 60th Anniversary, the Center is hosting a two-day international conference on 16 and 17 November 2017 at the iconic UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California.
Interested in attending? Register here: www.cshe.berkeley.edu/events/new-nationalism-and-universities
Workshop | November 16 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
The UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project invites you to explore the history of the Free Speech Movement that occurred at UC Berkeley in the Fall of 1964. Participants will be introduced to a unit on student activism that was created in concert with the 50th anniversary commemoration of the movement, examine how the FSM has been remembered through memorials on campus, and view artifacts in... More >
Register by calling 510-643-0897, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Seminar | November 16 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall
Jean-Michel Coron, Université Paris 6
This talk is on the stabilization of systems modeled by means hyperbolic systems in one space dimension. These systems appear in various real life applications (navigable rivers and irrigation channels, heat exchangers, plug flow chemical reactors, gas pipe lines, chromatography,...). On these systems we study the stabilization problem. We show how to construct explicit stabilizing feedback laws.... More >
Seminar | November 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Mike Callen, Professor, UCSD
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 >
Seminar | November 16 | 12 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall
Jeff Hawkins, Numenta
Neocortical regions are organized into columns and layers. Connections between layers run mostly perpendicular to the surface suggesting a columnar functional organization. Some layers have long-range excitatory lateral connections suggesting interactions between columns. Similar patterns of connectivity exist in all regions but their exact role remain a mystery. Here, we propose a network model... More >
Seminar | November 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 205 South Hall
As the final event in our Fall 2017 Seminar Series, the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is honored to present Camille Francois, Principal Researcher at Jigsaw, a think tank and technology incubator within Google / Alphabet.
RSVP online by November 13.
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 >
Research Colloquium with Genevieve Graaf: Medicaid-Expansion and Home and Community-Based Care for Youth with Complex Behavioral Healthcare Needs
Colloquium | November 16 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commoms
Though one in ten of all children and adolescents have complex behavioral health care needs, many are prevented from accessing the level of mental health care they need due to financial or insurance-related barriers. In this study, mixed methods are used to examine relationships between public mental health funding and health coverage, and unmet mental health needs for these youths and their... More >
Workshop | November 16 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Education Center
Angela Porter, MCT, RAS, MFTi, The Breema Center
Breema is a body centered meditation/mindfulness practice that creates a profound experience of relaxation, balance, and harmony. In this workshop, participants will learn simple self-care exercises aimed at unifying the energies of body and mind in the direction of being present. Many and varied, the movements include gentle stretches, rhythmic movements, and unique postures. Each exercise... More >
Seminar | November 16 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Kelly Swarts, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
Panel Discussion | November 16 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum (Chou Hall)
Anne Simpson, Investment Director of Sustainability, CalPERS; Jagdeep Singh Bachher, Chief Investment Officer and Vice President of Investments, University of California, Office of the President; Adam Sterling, Founder, Sudan Divestment Task Force and Conflict Risk Network
Wendy Walker, Managing Director and an Outsourced Chief Investment Officer, Cambridge Associates
Center for Responsible Business, Berkeley-Haas Investment Club
Presenting vastly different theories of change for activism in investing, the three panelists will be presenting their points of view and debating the best ways to achieve social impact while still upholding their fiduciary duty. Wendy Walker, Managing Director and an Outsourced Chief Investment Officer at Cambridge Associates will moderate this debate.
Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "The Effects of Rent Control Expansion on Tenants, Landlords, and Inequality: Evidence from San Francisco"
Seminar | November 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
(joint work with Tim McQuade and Franklin Qian)
Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Pfaffian Sign Theorem for the Dimer Model on a Triangular Lattice.
Seminar | November 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall
Drazen Petrovic, Purdue University
We prove the Pfaffian Sign Theorem for the dimer model on a triangular lattice embedded in the torus. More specifically, we prove that the Pfaffian of the Kasteleyn periodic-periodic matrix is negative, while the Pfaffians of the Kasteleyn periodic-antiperiodic, antiperiodic-periodic, and antiperiodic-antiperiodic matrices are all positive. The proof is based on the Kasteleyn identities and on... More >
Workshop | November 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ... More >
Seminar | November 16 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Joseph McCarty, MD Anderson Cancer Center
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Colloquium | November 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)
Ruth Braunstein, Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Connecticut
In the wake of the Great Recession and amid rising discontent with government responsiveness to ordinary citizens, Braunstein followed participants in two very different groupsa progressive faith-based community organization and a conservative Tea Party groupas they set out to become active and informed citizens, put their faith into action, and hold government accountable.
Seminar | November 16 | 4 p.m. | Center for Latino Policy Research
2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
We are proud to announce our second seminar brought by our new Latinos and the Environment Initiative. Latinos are impacted by environmental conditions in all aspects of their lives such as transportation, labor, and housing. We know our communities are concerned about the impacts of adverse environmental conditions on their lives and wellbeing.
Join us at The Center for Latino Policy... More >
Colloquium | November 16 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Semyon Dyatlov, UC Berkeley
Where do eigenfunctions of the Laplacian concentrate as eigenvalues go to infinity? Do they equidistribute or do they concentrate in an uneven way? It turns out that the answer depends on the nature of the geodesic flow. I will discuss various results in the case when the flow is chaotic: the Quantum Ergodicity theorem of Shnirelman, Colin de Verdière, and Zelditch, the Quantum Unique Ergodicity... More >
The Berkeley Seminar on Global History: Is it a good idea to try to teach the history of everything?
Seminar | November 16 | 5-7 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
David Christian (D.Phil. Oxford, 1974) is by training a historian of Russia and the Soviet Union, but since the 1980s he has become interested in world history and in history at very large scales and across many disciplines.
Panel Discussion | November 16 | 5:30-8 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library (Room 142)
Local black journalists will talk about their experiences covering racially polarizing topics including, officer-involved shootings, offensive marches, and violent rallies on our campus and throughout the Bay Area.
Otis Taylor, SF Chronicle
Marcus Thompson, The Athletic
Dawn Porter, Trilogy Films
Millie Jefferson, Audible, NPR
This event will be open to students of... More >
Panel Discussion | November 16 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Alumni House
The Alumnae Career Advancement series continues with our third event focusing on women in government and public service. We're spotlighting Cal women who have made strides in these fields, and offering Cal alumnae with an opportunity to grow their networks and learn from their peers.
Our panelists include:
- Assemblywoman Catherine Baker J.D. '00 | 16th District, California State... More >
Panel Discussion | November 16 | 7-8 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall
TRANSOC will host a transportation career panel featuring alum panelists working in various fields of transportation, including consulting, tech, transit, and planning on Nov 16 at 7 PM. This is a great chance to fully explore the career possibilities waiting for you after graduation. Mark your calendar now and invite your non-transportation friends, too!
~~Careers in Transportation Alumni... More >
Panel Discussion | November 16 | 7 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall