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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

Cu homeostasis in Chlamydomonas, handling economy to excess

Seminar | March 15 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Sabeeha Merchant, University of California, Los Angeles

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

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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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 >

2018 ESPM Seminar Series - Jens Stevens

Seminar | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Jens Stevens of the Stephens Lab will be sharing his lecture "Stand-replacing fire in California's conifer forests: spatial scale and why it matters"

Coffee will be served at 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall.
**in an effort to reduce waste, please bring your reusable mug!**

This event is open to the public.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: A Credit Risk Framework With Jumps and Stochastic Volatility

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

 Speaker: Alec Kercheval, Florida State University

 Center for Risk Management Research

The jump threshold perspective is a view of credit risk in which the event of default corresponds to the first time a stock's log price experiences a downward jump exceeding a certain threshold size. We will describe and motivate this perspective and show that we may obtain explicit formulas for default probabilities and credit default swaps, even when the stock has stochastic volatility, the...   More >

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 15 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Jeffrey Vance Martin, SURF Social Science and Humanities Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to learn how to prepare human subjects protocols for a research project, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by the Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships (OURS). Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

We will go through, step by step, the things...   More >

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

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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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.

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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Alloy Design-for-Reuse: Continuous Damage Resistance via Structural Resetting

Seminar | March 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Professor C. Cem Tasan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Metals are poor at self-repair due to the ambient temperature sluggishness of transformations compared to, e.g., polymers. On the other hand, they respond well to non-autonomous repair
treatments aimed at macroscopic discontinuities (see, for example, repair of bridge steel cracks, worn turbine blades, forging of casting defects, etc.). This forgiving nature of metals, however, has not been...   More >

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Identification of and Correction for Publication Bias"

Seminar | March 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Isaiah Andrews, MIT

 Department of Economics

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.

Imaging the Invisible

Seminar | March 15 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall

 Katherine Bouman, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Institute for Astrophysics

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Imaging plays a critical role in advancing science. However, traditional imaging approaches are reaching observational limits. In this talk I discuss how combining ideas from physics, signal processing, and machine learning has allowed us to transcend these limits in order to see people moving behind walls and take the first picture of a black hole.

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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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

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 >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Groups, probability and representations

Colloquium | March 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Aner Shalev, Hebrew University

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss recent results demonstrating interplay between group theory, probability and representation theory. These include:

1. a proof of conjectures of Gowers and Viola on mixing and communication complexity;

2. non-commutative Waring problems (joint work with Guralnick, Liebeck, O'Brien and Tiep extending classical theorems of Burnside and of Feit-Thompson);

3. a probabilistic Tits...   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

Radicalizing Feminisms / Practice as Theory: A Workshop with Marta Dillon, Zeynep Gambetti, Cecilia Palmeiro, and Özlem Yasak; Moderated by Natalia Brizuela

Workshop | March 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stephens Lounge

 Marta Dillon, Independent journalist, writer, and activist; Zeynep Gambetti, Professor of Political Theory, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul; Cecilia Palmeiro, Professor of Contemporary Latin American Studies, NYU Buenos Aires; Özlem Yasak, Activist and scholar

 Natalia Brizuela, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Literature & Culture, UC Berkeley

 The Program in Critical Theory, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs

This event brings together key players in the current and renewed wave of feminism in the Global South. Each of the participants will give a ten-minute presentation touching upon what they see as the most urgent matters at hand, followed by a discussion of political strategies in their respective geographies. By connecting recent Argentine and Turkish/Kurdish practices of grassroots organizing...   More >

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 >

Development and Diet: A Global Look at Malnutrition

Panel Discussion | March 15 | 7-9 p.m. | 182 Dwinelle Hall

 Amy Block Joy, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus/Nutritional Sciences Specialist, UC Davis Nutritional Sciences Department; Marian Roan, MPH, Pediatric Dietitian, Oakland Children's Hospital; Nadia Diamond-Smith, Assistant Professor, UCSF Global Health Studies

 GlobeMed at Berkeley

Join GlobeMed at Berkeley for an informative and panel discussion about malnutrition and development work in a global context! This is a great event to learn directly from experts in the field of nutrition and network amongst others interested in this issue. Light refreshments will be provided.