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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Identifying Energy Transfers in Motors and Generators (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 15 | 8-9:30 a.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Dissect a motor, identify its components, and make claims about the phenomenon of energy transfer in the new FOSS Next Generation Electromagnetic Force Course for middle school. Compare the motor components to those of a generator and consider sustainability of energy sources. Identify connections to the three dimensions of NGSS.

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Wave Properties and Information Technologies (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 15 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Engage in activities using lasers and optical fibers in the new FOSS Next Generation Waves Course for middle school. Explore the phenomena of refraction and reflection that allow information transfer by fiber optic technology, and identify connections to the three dimensions of NGSS.

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Econ 235, Financial Economics: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | March 15 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Eduardo Davila, NYU

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | March 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Dominic Rohner, Lausanne

 Department of Economics

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 >

Sense-Making through Modeling, Argumentation, and Explanations in Grades K-5 (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Investigate phenomena and experience how students create models, construct explanations, and engage in argumentation from evidence in FOSS lessons. Explore how these NGSS science and engineering practices are integrated and reinforce each other to enhance student learning. Leave with instructional strategies to support student sense making.

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Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | March 15 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Alec Kercheval, Florida State University

 Center for Risk Management Research

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Information Frictions and Consumer Financial Regulation

Seminar | March 15 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Sheisha Kulkarni, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

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.

Ten Minutes to Improving Science Achievement (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The word “assessment” can strike fear into the hearts of 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 embrace to create a classroom culture that motivates effort and growth mindset to improve learning.

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Closing the Loop on Social Communication: From Circuits to Behavior and Back Again

Seminar | March 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 **Mala Murthy**, Princeton University | Princeton Neuroscience Institute

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

FOSS for All Students—Access and Equity (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Providing equitable learning opportunities for all students requires knowing the curriculum, understanding the diverse needs of your students, and responding effectively to those needs. Join us for a closer look at how the FOSS program provides both universal access and targeted instruction for your most vulnerable students.

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Other Materialisms: Black and Indigenous Scholars on Science, Technology, and the Environment

Colloquium | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

Letting the Land Speak: Race and Genetic Reconciliation through Land Gifts in Cameroon
Victoria M. Massie, Anthropology

The Principles of Living in Harmony: Mexica-Anahuaca Approaches to Embodied Knowledge, Pedagogy and Healing
Marcelo Garzo Montalvo, Ethnic Studies

FOSS for All Students—Access and Equity (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Providing equitable learning opportunities forall students requires knowing the curriculum, understanding the diverse needsof your students, and responding effectively to those needs. Join us for a closer look at how the FOSS program provides both universal access andtargeted instruction for your most vulnerable students.

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Is the Alt-Right Collapsing?​

Colloquium | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 George Hawley, Assistant Professor of Political Science, The University of Alabama

 Center for Right-Wing Studies

In 2015 and 2016, the so-called Alt-Right – the latest iteration of the American white nationalist movement – experienced exponential growth. In 2017, it made headlines across the globe. Some feared it represented a serious threat to racial progress and even American democracy. However, the Alt-Right has also faced extraordinary setbacks, and it is not clear that it will even continue existing as...   More >

FOSS for All Students—Access and Equity (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Providing equitable learning opportunities forall students requires knowing the curriculum, understanding the diverse needsof your students, and responding effectively to those needs. Join us for a closer look at how the FOSS program provides both universal access andtargeted instruction for your most vulnerable students.

  Register online

The Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Strategy in Australia: what works, what doesn’t, and why?

Colloquium | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 510A IEAS Fifth Floor Conference Room

 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 John Fitzgerald, Professor Emeritus in the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne and Immediate Past President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities based in Canberra

 Xiao Qiang, School of Information, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The resignation of Senator Sam Dastyari from the Australian Senate in December 2017 captured international attention. Senator Dastyari embarrassed his Labor Party colleagues once too often by his eagerness to please Beijing through his fund-raising activities, his public speeches, his policy preferences, his financial indiscretions and his apparent disregard for national security. Domestically,...   More >

Protesting Precarity in South Korea: Space, Infrastructure, and the Politics of the Body

Colloquium | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Jennifer Jihye Chun, University of Toronto

 John Lie, UC Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

This talk draws upon field research conducted over the past decade to examine how and how under what conditions public cultures of protest flourish among South Korean workers in their struggles against ongoing employment precaritization and the intensification of capitalist inequality.

Intro to California Taxes

Workshop | March 15 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

A representative from the California Tax Franchise Board will present on how to determine your California state tax residency and complete your nonresident alien tax forms. Collect your tax report forms (W-2 and/or 1042-S forms and/or 1099) and follow along as they take you through a step-by- step example for filing your state tax return.

*Complete your federal tax return via GTP before...   More >