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Thursday, November 16, 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.

​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

Revisiting the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley

Workshop | November 16 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

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 ucbhssp@berkeley.edu

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: On the stabilization of 1-D hyperbolic systems

Seminar | November 16 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Jean-Michel Coron, Université Paris 6

 Department of Mathematics

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 >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | November 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Mike Callen, Professor, UCSD

 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 >

A Theory of How Columns in the Neocortex Enable Learning the Structure of the World

Seminar | November 16 | 12 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Jeff Hawkins, Numenta

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

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 >

Camille Francois: Principal Researcher, Jigsaw

Seminar | November 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Camille Francois, Principal Researcher, Jigsaw

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

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.

Camille Francois

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 >

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

 Social Welfare, School of

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 >

Breema: Moving Meditation for Balance and Harmony (BEUHS039)

Workshop | November 16 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Education Center

 Angela Porter, MCT, RAS, MFTi, The Breema Center

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

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 >

Origins of temperate adapted maize and implications for global germplasm

Seminar | November 16 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Kelly Swarts, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

 Department of Integrative Biology

[Peterson Speaker Series] Divestment vs Engagement: Activism in Investing

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.


  Register online

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

 Department of Mathematics

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 >

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | November 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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 >

Cell adhesion and signaling pathways governing CNS development and cancer

Seminar | November 16 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Joseph McCarty, MD Anderson Cancer Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy across the Political Divide

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

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Center for Right-Wing Studies, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

In the wake of the Great Recession and amid rising discontent with government responsiveness to ordinary citizens, Braunstein followed participants in two very different groups—a progressive faith-based community organization and a conservative Tea Party group—as they set out to become active and informed citizens, put their faith into action, and hold government accountable.

Latinos and the Environment Seminar 2

Seminar | November 16 | 4 p.m. |  Center for Latino Policy Research

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Center for Latino Policy Research

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 >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: What is quantum chaos?

Colloquium | November 16 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Semyon Dyatlov, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

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, Professor, Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations — Macquarie University

 Department of History, Institute of International Studies

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.

NABJ Presents: “Objectivity through the Black Lens”

Panel Discussion | November 16 | 5:30-8 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism

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.

Panelists include:
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 >

  RSVP online

Berkeley Water Group's World Toilet Day

Seminar | November 16 | 6-8 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 Berkeley Water Group

Join Students, Practitioners, and Professors for a conversation on this year’s theme: sanitation storytelling, fecal sludge management.

Alumnae Career Advancement Series: Women in Government and Public Service

Panel Discussion | November 16 | 6:30-9 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

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 >

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Careers in Transportation Alumni Panel

Panel Discussion | November 16 | 7-8 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

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 >