Thursday, March 8, 2018
Genetic dissection of cortical neuron types and circuits: from transcriptional mechanism to motor control
Seminar | March 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Josh Huang, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Seminar | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Nicia Giva of Eduardo Mondlane University - Maputo, Mozambique shares lecture "Action Research toward co-management of Transboundary Protected Areas: The case of Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park in Mozambique"
Coffee will be served in 139 Mulford Hall
**In an effort to reduce waste, please bring your own reusable mug**
This event is open to the public.
Seminar | March 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business
Ben Enke, Harvard University
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 | March 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall
Arturo Deva, UC Santa Barbara
Are there any benefits in incorporating the foveated nature of human vision into image-based metrics of perception and computer vision systems? In this talk I hope to advance our understanding of this question through my work via psychophysical experiments (eye-tracking), computational modelling, and computer vision.
The first part of the talk will revolve around peripheral representations... More >
Seminar | March 8 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: Ananth Madhavan, Blackrock
We develop a methodology to estimate dynamic factor loadings using cross-sectional risk characteristics, which is especially useful when factor loadings significantly vary over time. In comparison, standard regression approaches assume the factor loadings are constant over a particular window. Applying the methodology to a dataset of U.S.-domiciled mutual funds we distinguish the components of... More >
IB Seminar: "From development to deep time: phenomic analysis of tetrapod cranial modularity and evolution"
Seminar | March 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Anjali Goswami, The Natural History Museum
Course | March 8 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building
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 >
Seminar | March 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Mike Elsby, University of Edinburgh
Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall
In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.
Panel Discussion | March 8 | 3-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, Chair, Berkeley Division, Academic Senate
On January 25, 2018, Chancellor Carol Christ announced details of a semester-long strategic planning process, that she expects to establish a framework for charting Berkeleys path forward over the coming years. This is an opportunity for Senate members to learn about the strategic planning process directly from the faculty co-chairs of the four planning process working groups.
Dr. Tal Korem, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science: Microbiome Analysis in Clinical Research: Can our microbes tell us what to eat?
Seminar | March 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
The gut microbiome is an immense microbial ecosystem with unique and diverse metabolic capabilities. In the past decade, it has been associated with multiple chronic and complex diseases, raising great hopes for novel medical advances. But are contemporary microbiome analysis methods useful in a clinical setting? I will present new tools that we developed for the analysis of the gut microbiome... More >
Colloquium | March 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Greta Panova, University of Pennsylvania
A major 80-year old problem in Algebraic Combinatorics concerns the Kronecker coefficients of the symmetric group – the multiplicities of irreducible representations in the decomposition of the tensor product of irreducible representations, or more formally – showing that computing these coefficients is in #P. The flagship problem in Algebraic Complexity Theory is the "VP vs VNP" problem,... More >
Colloquium | March 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 691, CRG Conference Room
BODIES IN PROCESS: TRANS POLITICS & POSSIBILITIES
Thursday, Mar 08, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
691 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
Location is ADA accessible
Giancarlo Cornejo, Department of Rhetoric
Omi Salas-SantaCruz, School of Education
Thank You For Your Service: Gratitude, Silence, and the Production of Militarized Common Sense on College Campuses
Colloquium | March 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)
In this contemporary period of prolonged undeclared wars, where lethal-force conflicts are waged not against designated nation-states but against rhetorical abstractions (Terror) in the name of other rhetorical abstractions (Freedom), speech and language are important loci of power. On contemporary college campuses, the needs of student veterans, veteran support programs and veteran identities... More >
Workshop | March 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 308A Doe Library
Please join the Asian Art and Visual Cultures Working Group for an upcoming workshop with Stacey Sloboda, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. We will be discussing her recent co-edited volume Eighteenth-Century Art Worlds: Global and Local Geographies of Art.
RSVP by emailing Shivani Sud at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 5.
Reading - Nonfiction | March 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife
RACHEL KAADZI GHANSAH
Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah is a journalist, essayist and critic whose work on such figures as Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, and Kendrick Lamar has been widely acclaimed and featured in The New York Times, The Believer, The Paris Review, VQR, and Transition, amongst several other outlets and publications. Her essay on the comedian Dave Chappelle, If He Hollers Let Him Go, received enthusiastic notice... More >
Panel Discussion | March 8 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 170 Barrows Hall
Join the Association for Environmental Professional's for their biggest event of the year: a career panel featuring environmental professionals from a broad scope of industries -- from consultants to research scientists.
Panel Discussion | March 8 | 7:30-8:30 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall
TRANSOC is proud to host the upcoming career panel on March 8, featuring alums working in the tech sector and making use of cutting-edge data analytics to solve urban transportation problems.
Five data scientists from leading tech and urban analytics companies will share their work experience and insights for current students who are interested in a career in transportation-related data... More >