Friday, March 16, 2018
Workshop | March 16 | 8-9:30 a.m. | NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA
Join the developersto learn about the FOSS Next Generation K5 Program. Well introduce the FOSS instructional design, and illustrate how the system incorporates science-centered languagedevelopment, science notebooks, digital resources, formative assessments, and outdoor excursions into a coherent three-dimensional teaching and learningexperience for students and teachers.
Conference/Symposium | March 16 | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business
Join us at the Haas School of Business for the Future of Social Ventures Conference and the US West Regional Finals of the 19th annual Global Social Venture Competition. Additional details will be available in January 2018.
$15 Current UC Berkeley and other University Students, Faculty and Staff, $39 General Public
Conference/Symposium | March 16 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall
Social Science Matrix, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Human Rights Program, Center for Democracy, Toleration, and Religion, Institute for South Asia Studies, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion
Please register to join us for a two-day conference focused on important issues, such as the role of religion in the creation of exclusivist nationalist rejection of moral universalism.
Conference/Symposium | March 16 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Richard Flower, University of Exeter; Carol Harrison, Oxford University; Johannes Brachtendorf, Universität Tübingen; Mark Vessey, University of British Columbia; Eric Rebillard, Cornell University; Susanna Elm, University of California, Berkeley
Invited international scholars will examine the work of Augustine, Bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa, during the later Roman empire. Participants will assess Augustines positions on original sin, grace, redemption and free will as they developed over the latter part of his life. Organized by Susanna Elm, Sidney H. Ehrman Professor of European History, UC Berkeley.
Sunflowers and Umbrellas: Social Movements, Expressive Practices, and Political Culture in Taiwan and Hong Kong
Conference/Symposium | March 16 | 9 a.m.-7:45 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
March 16, 9:00am - 7:45 pm, 180 Doe Library
March 17, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), 1995 University Avenue, Suite 510
This two-day symposium (with a screening of the film "Yellowing" on Day 2) focuses on two important student-led protest movements that took place in 2014 in in Taiwan and Hong Kong, nicknamed Sunflowers and Umbrellas"... More >
Workshop | March 16 | 10-11:30 a.m. | NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA
FOSS modules provide students with opportunities to utilize crosscutting concepts to deepen their understanding of science content. Engage with phenomena that expose cause and effect, patterns, and structure and function. Well share ways for students to progress in their understanding of crosscutting concepts as organizing principles.
Colloquium | March 16 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Carly Giffin, UC Berkeley
Ph.D. Exit Talk
Microbially-assisted Phytoremediation of a Solid Waste Management Site Contaminated with Petroleum Hydrocarbons: Environmental Engineering Seminar
Seminar | March 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall
Dr. Lara Reichmann, Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley
Seminar | March 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 250 Goldman School of Public Policy | Canceled
Reading - Nonfiction | March 16 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Assa Doron, Associate Professor, Anthropology & South Asia, School of Culture, History & Language ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
Lawrence Cohen, Professor of Anthropology and of South & Southeast Asian Studies
A talk by anthropologist Dr. Assa Doron on his forthcoming publication on Indias waste, both liquid and solid, and the physical and institutional infrastructures that handle it--or fail to.
Workshop | March 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA
How can we support middle school students in integrating physical, earth, and life science content to deepen understanding? Crosscutting concepts are the answer! Sample FOSS instructional materials in the context of a grade-level sequence, focusing on the crosscutting concept of stability and change.
Workshop | March 16 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium
Cori Evans, MA, NSCA-CPT Wellness Program Specialist, Be well at Work - Wellness
Come and learn how a High Intensity Circuit Training (H.I.C.T.) workout in just 7 minutes using your body weight, a chair and wall, can help you maximize your time and workout space. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the combination of aerobic and resistance training in a high-intensity, limited-rest design can deliver numerous health benefits in much less time than... More >
Seminar | March 16 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Chris Eur, UC Berkeley
Workshop | March 16 | 1-5 p.m. | 172 Wurster Hall
This workshop draws on artistic traditions of street photography and walking the city and seeks to unleash videos potential to heighten our experience of our immediate surroundings. Through a series of writing, photographic, and video exercises, particip
Conference/Symposium | March 16 | 1-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
This years Avenali Chair in the Humanities, Harvard art historian Joseph Leo Koerner, joins a panel of scholars to discuss the role of art in a society in which freedom is radically curtailed, such as Nazi Germany and apartheid South Africa. Panelists engage with audience members in lively discussion about creative expression under an emergency state of siege."
Seminar | March 16 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room
Lute Maleki, Srobe - Cruise Automation
LiDAR has been in use since soon after development of laser in 1950s, as a sensor in several applications in remote sensing. The advent of autonomous vehicles, robotic vision, gaming, etc. has extended the range of LiDAR use from niche areas to new and high-volume applications. While all applications require similar sensing functions from LiDAR, each area typically has very specific needs with... More >
Workshop | March 16 | 1-2 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden | Note change in time
Join UCBG Director, Eric Siegel, for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.
Free with Garden Admission
Colloquium | March 16 | 1:10-2:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Daniel Horowitz, Professor Emeritus, Smith College
In December 2017, Oxford University Press published 'Happier? The History of a Cultural Movement That Aspired to Transform America' by Daniel Horowitz, an emeritus professor from Smith College. Focusing on the period from 1940 to 1970, this talk will cover some of the origins of the study of happiness and then go on to suggest some of the key aspects that shaped the field in the last half century.
Seminar | March 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location
Prof. Philip Kim, Harvard University, Physics and Applied Physics
Modern electronics has relied heavily on the technology to confine electrons in the interface layers of semiconductors.
In recent years, scientists discovered that various atomically thin materials including graphene, a single atomic carbon layer, can be isolated. In these atomically thin materials, quantum physics allows electrons to move only in an effective 2-dimensional (2D) space. By... More >
Workshop | March 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. | NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA
Why don't people with visual impairments use their knuckles to read Braille? Use hands-on activities from the new FOSS Next Generation Human Systems Interactions Course for middle school to explore how touch receptors in the nervous system respond to mechanical inputs. Identify connections to the three dimensions of NGSS.
Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Equivalence of Ensembles for Gibbs Measures and Large Deviation Principle II
Seminar | March 16 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley
Workshop | March 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
On March 2, a delegation led by US Energy Secretary Rick Perry met with Saudi officials in London. The parties opened discussions on a potential deal that would allow the Gulf state to purchase nuclear power plants from American contractors. The prospect of a nuclear cooperation agreement between the US and Saudi Arabia raises a number of questions.
Seminar | March 16 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Chris Jay Hoofnagle and Aniket Kesari
The Internet of Things will be tethered, blurring the lines between physical goods, digital goods, and digital services.
Workshop | March 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. | NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA
What does the fossil record tell us about how life has changed over time? Explore evolutionary history through hands-on activities from the new FOSS Next Generation Heredity and Adaptation Course for middle school, and identify connections to the three dimensions of NGSS.
Dalton Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry: Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Processes Underpinning the Production of Renewable Fuels
Seminar | March 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
The conversion of energy-poor feedstocks like water and carbon dioxide into energy-rich fuels involves multi-electron, multi-proton transformations. In order to develop catalysts that can mediate fuel production with optimum energy efficiency, this complex proton-electron reactivity must be carefully considered. Using a combination of electrochemical methods and time-resolved spectroscopy, we... More >
Colloquium | March 16 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall
Over the past several years I have been exploring the social dynamics of sound and listening in different contexts. The work I do draws from ethnomusicology, sound studies, the anthropology of the senses, and the ethnographic study of violence. My core research projects -- on the sonic dimension of the Iraq war, Soviet and post-Soviet musical practices, music in the post-9/11 world, and the... More >
Panel Discussion | March 16 | 5-7 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Student Learning Center (first floor).
DeCadence, A capella group
This panel discussion takes undergraduates behind the professors lectern, creating audience participation opportunities to examine the unseen process behind the work of their instructors while celebrating the love and passion that motivates their professors disciplinary accomplishments. Professors will share stories of how they came to be who they are today, including tales of their early... More >
Panel Discussion | March 16 | 5-7 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Atrium
Mary Kelsey, Prof in Sociology, UC Berkeley; Victoria Robinson, Lecturer in Ethnic Studies & Dir American Cultures Center, UC Berkeley; Waldo Martin, Prof in History, UC Berkeley
Student Learning Center, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships, American Cultures Center
Behind the Professor's Lectern is a Graham-Norton styled chat that will explore the unseen processes and life paths behind the works of our professors. In a participatory format, we will celebrate the love and passion that motivates our professors' disciplinary accomplishments. Specifically, professors will share stories of how they came to be who they are today, including tales of their early... More >