Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Course | March 20 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall
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 >
Workshop | March 20 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Kim Guess, RD, Wellness Program Dietitian, Be well at Work - Wellness
Vegetables can replace less healthy ingredients in a huge variety of dishes. Learn how to incorporate more vegetables into your meals by turning them into noodles, rice, mash, and more! Lecture, brief cooking demonstration, and a sample will be provided.
Colloquium | March 20 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
A constitutive part of both colonialism and apartheid in South Africa was the forced spatial extension of black families. A crucial concern was how to ensure black, exploitative labor for resource extraction and infrastructural labor. Today, this spatial legacy of apartheid remains a solidified part of kinship structure, with families largely spit between the space of the urban township and the... More >
Seminar | March 20 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Seminar | March 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Filip Matejka, CERGE-EI
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.
Seminar | March 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Princeton
Colloquium | March 20 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library | Note change in date and time
Gerald Roche, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne
Jann Ronis, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley
Research on Tibets linguistic diversity in the West dates back to at least the mid-nineteenth century. However, a surge in descriptive and documentary linguistics in the twenty-first century has radically altered our understanding of Tibets rich and complex linguistic ecology. This presentation will provide an overview of this emerging picture of Tibet as a cradle of linguistic diversity in the... More >
Colloquium | March 20 | 3 p.m. | 135 Morrison Hall
Fonema Consort was founded in 2011 by singer Nina Dante and composers Pablo Santiago Chin and Edward Hamel. Named Best New Vocal-Oriented Contemporary Classical Ensemble of 2014 by the Chicago Reader, the ensemble has quickly earned a place in Chicagos new music community, and is building a national and international audience with performances across the US as well as in Europe and Latin... More >
Seminar | March 20 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Nieng Yan, Princeton University
Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium: Chronic ambulatory brain recording in Parkison's disease using a totally implantable neural interface.
Colloquium | March 20 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Philip Starr, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, UCSF
Seminar | March 20 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 103 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in location
Persi Diaconis, Stanford University
Building new representations out of old ones by tensoring is a basic construction; indeed, an old theorem of Burnside and Brauer says that all representations of a finite group can be built this way, starting from one faithful representation. Of course, decomposing tensor products can be a nightmare (the Kronecker problem). Its even worse over general rings. Surprisingly, there is a useful... More >
Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall
Arthur Barnard, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
In this seminar, I will discuss two kinds of novel devices we build from classical and quantum nanomaterials: (1) nanoscale optoelectromechanical sensors and (2) ballistic graphene transistors. In both cases, we use these new devices to uncover emergent physical phenomena, paving the way for next-generation functional devices.
Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
Ethan Eismann, Design Director for Homes at Airbnb, will speak at Jacobs Hall as part of the Design Field Notes series.
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Grothendieck Riemann-Roch Theorem
Seminar | March 20 | 5-6 p.m. | 103 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Anningzhe Gao, UC Berkeley
We will introduce the Chern character and Todd class, then use these definitions to give a statement of the Grothendieck Riemann-Roch theorem. Also we will discuss the Mumford relation and consider some examples.
Panel Discussion | March 20 | 5-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Office of Chancellor, Goldman School of Public Policy’s Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement
In the first iteration of a new event series that brings together prominent individuals from both sides of the political spectrum, Professor Robert Reich will be joined on the stage by the Heritage Foundation's Stephen Moore to discuss inequality in the US.
Workshop | March 20 | 6-8 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall
Part of the decolonizing the environment workshops hosted by the Environmental Justice program.
Workshop | March 20 | 6-7 p.m. | 155 Barrows Hall
Berkeley International Office(BIO)), ASUC Senator Lynn Shiung
This workshop will provide you with information on how international visitors can obtain work authorization off campus via CPT (Curricular Practical Training) and OPT (Optional Practical Training).
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/RG3qC7GKjihPugQu1
Reading - Nonfiction | March 20 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library
Gary Wassermans decision to head to Qatar to teach at Georgetown sounds questionable, at best. In the beginning, he writes, this sounds like a politically incorrect joke. A Jewish guy walks into a fundamentalist Arab country to teach American politics at a Catholic college. But he quickly discovers that he has entered a world that gives him a unique perspective on the Middle East and on... More >