Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Workshop | March 21 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms
J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of last legal residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.
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The Poetics and Politics of Transnational Queer Feminist of Color Film: a dialogue between globally renowned filmmaker Pratibha Parmar and Berkeley Professor Paola Bacchetta
Colloquium | March 21 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Pratibha Parmar, Associate Professor in Film, California College of the Arts
Paola Bacchetta, Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Vice Chair for Pedagogy, UC Berkeley
This event consists of a dialogue between globally renowned film-maker Pratibha Parmar and Berkeley Professor Paola Bacchetta, about what filmic creation and reception can open up for feminist and queer of color life world making.
Synergy of Electrified Transportation and Renewable Energy Systems: CITRIS Spring 2018 Research Exchange Series
Seminar | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
Zechun Hu, Associate Professor, Tsinghua University
With the help of government policies and technology improvements, the sales of electric vehicles (EVs) have experienced an explosive growth in recent years around the world. The transition of vehicles refueling from gas stations to charging stations will have remarkable impact on energy systems.
Colloquium | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Brandon Stewart, Professor, Department of Sociology. Princeton
A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.
Workshop | March 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab Convening Room, Rm. 356
Michael Sholinbeck, Sheldon Margen Public Health Library
Participants in this workshop will learn about some of the issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, and will also learn about authoritative sources of health statistics and data. We will look at tools that let you create custom tables of vital statistics (birth, death, etc.), disease statistics, health behavior statistics, and more. The focus will be on U.S. statistics, but sources... More >
MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Cara Brook: Between- and within-host mechanisms of viral hosting in bat reservoirs for emerging infectious disease
Seminar | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist... More >
Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "The critical roles of (p)ppGpp in Gram positive bacteria"
Seminar | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Jade Wang, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Our research focuses on how living systems accurately duplicate and process their genetic information by regulating the central dogma processes of replication, transcription, and translation. Conserved from bacteria to humans, the central dogma lies at the heart of all cellular activities and its regulation is essential for survival and genome stability.
Seminar | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Seth Shipman, Harvard Medical School
Experimental cell biology is limited by the requirement for direct observation or destructive analysis of the cells being studied. This is particularly problematic when studying a complex, developing system such as the brain. To circumvent this limitation, I have pursued a new approach: the logging of biological events as coded nucleotides, written into the genome of a living cell. These... More >
Workshop | March 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio (Dwinelle 117)
Data Science Discovery Projects helps to train aspiring data scientists to work on data mining, machine learning, big data, and data science projects with social impact. This past semester four AC instructors incorporated Data Science Discovery Projects into their courses. The Data Science tools and the content of the AC courses was a powerful combination. A combination which it is hoped will be... More >
Seminar | March 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Ciprian Manolescu, UCLA
I will sketch several different constructions of intersection homology, a version of homology for singular spaces developed by Goresky and MacPherson. One construction involves the theory of perverse sheaves, which I will also introduce. Perverse sheaves arise naturally from vanishing cycles, in the study of complex singularities.
Chiron Lecture: From energy input to signal output II: – Snapshots of the voltage-gated Na+ and Ca2+ channels
Seminar | March 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Nieng Yan, Tsinghua University
Applied Math Seminar: A high-order discontinuous Galerkin method for variable-coefficient advection-diffusion problems
Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Raunak Borker, Stanford University
A high-order discontinuous Galerkin method with Lagrange multipliers (DGLM) is presented for the solution of the steady advection-diffusion equation with a variable advection field in the high Peclet number regime. In this regime, the standard finite element method (FEM) might produce non-physical oscillations in the solution at practical mesh resolutions. Like a Discontinuous Enrichment Method... More >
Conference/Symposium | March 21 | 4-7:45 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center
Center for Race and Gender, Department of Ethnic Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Institute of Governmental Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
The Center for Race & Gender presents
INVISIBLE NO MORE:
A SYMPOSIUM ON RESISTING POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK WOMEN AND WOMEN OF COLOR
Experiences of women of color often invisible in broader debates and movements around police violence, criminalization, and gender-based violence must fuel our research & resistance.
March 21-22, 2018
Multicultural Community Center, MLK Student... More >
Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Ciprian Manolescu, UCLA
I will explain the construction of a new homology theory for three-manifolds, defined using perverse sheaves on the $SL(2,\mathbb C)$ character variety. Our invariant is a model for an $SL(2,\mathbb C)$ version of Floer's instanton homology. I will present a few explicit computations for Brieskorn spheres, and discuss the connection to the Kapustin-Witten equations and Khovanov homology. This is... More >
Workshop | March 21 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio (Dwinelle 117)
Whilst the so-called sanctuary cities of the Bay Area continue to cater to tech wealth and luxury development, our most vulnerable residents are being displaced from their homes and refuge here. In partnership with the ACES program, artist/organizer Leslie Dreyer is designing a series of panels and workshops this spring that examine who is causing and benefiting from the housing crisis, how we... More >