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Friday, April 6, 2018

Interdisciplinary Workshop on North America and the Early U.S.

Workshop | April 6 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Maxtrix Room

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of History, Department of English, Institute of European Studies

This two-day workshop (April 6th and April 7th, 2018) will showcase cutting-edge research performed by graduate students from across the U.S. and from a variety of academic disciplines that will thematically focus on North America and the early United States. Attendees will read these graduate students' research papers in advance and participate in a round-table discussion during each...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Russell L Weber at wg.earlyus@gmail.com by March 31.

Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable

Conference/Symposium | April 6 – 7, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Faculty Club, SEABORG ROOM

 Department of German


Friday, April 6, 2018

8:30 am Registration

Morning Session: Thomas Shannon, Chair

9:00 am Ann-Marie Svensson & Jürgen Hering (Gothenburg University, Sweden)
From ‘enclosure’ to ‘urban settlement’: On the uses of Middle English town

9:20 am Karen Roesch, PhD (Indiana...   More >

Reconciling Islamic and European Civil Laws: Avenues and Obstacles to the Integration of European Muslim Immigrants

Conference/Symposium | April 6 – 7, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room, 295 Boalt Hall

 The Robbins Collection

The two-day conference to be held at Berkeley Law will include sessions on "Mosque and State"; "Islam and Legal Systems"; "Immigrant Integration in France and Germany" and "Cultural and Religious Identity, and Islamic Family Law in Europe"

2018 Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference In Premodern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium | April 6 | 9:30 a.m.-5:20 p.m. | East Asia Library, ROOM 224

 518 Memorial Way, Stanford, CA

 Stanford Center for East Asian Studies, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Initiated in 2014, the annual Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Premodern Chinese Humanities brings together graduate students from around the country and around the world who specialize in pre-modern Chinese studies.This national meeting of graduate students specializing in premodern Chinese studies aims to bring together young scholars from geographically distant institutions to...   More >

On-chip active delay lines with widely tunable delays

Seminar | April 6 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Nagendra Krishnapura, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

An all-pass filter architecture that can be generalized to high orders, and can be realized using active circuits, is proposed. Using this, a compact true-time-delay element with a widely tunable delay and a large delay-bandwidth product is demonstrated. This is useful for beamforming and equalization in the lower GHz range where the use of LC or transmission line based solutions to realize large...   More >

Learning High-Level Actions By Minimizing Algorithmic Complexity

Colloquium | April 6 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Sophia Sanborn, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

One of two 30 min research talks by graduate students.

“Resource-Rational Attention Allocation”

Colloquium | April 6 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Fred Callaway, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

One of two 30 min research talks by graduate students.

Resource-Rational Attention Allocation

Colloquium | April 6 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Fred Callaway

 Department of Psychology

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | April 6 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 9/8 and 12/1, Samba will be on 10/6 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 11/3. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Decolonial Visions: Indigenous Epistemologies and the Politics of Form

Conference/Symposium | April 6 | 1-7 p.m. | 188 Dwinelle Hall

 Native American Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Indigenous Americas Working Group, Graduate Film and Media Working Group

Filmmaker Adam Khalil (Ojibway)
Keynote Speaker: Hertha Sweet Wong
Activist Corrina Gould (Ohlone)

1pm: Opening Remarks and Artist's Talk: Diana Ruiz, *Film & Media*, and Adam Khalil

2pm: Interdisciplinary Panel: Ryan Rhadigan, *Rhetoric*; Jennifer Duque, *Ethnic Studies*; Alohie Tadesse, *Film/Linguistics Major*; Corrina Gould, *Ohlone Activist*

3:30pm Keynote Address: Hertha D....   More >

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Hecke algebras and Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomials

Seminar | April 6 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Jeremy Meza, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In their seminal 1979 paper, Kazhdan and Lusztig introduced a collection of polynomials for any Coxeter group that have (surprising?) connections to a myriad of topics in algebra, combinatorics, and geometry. We will attempt to survey this program, starting from the Hecke algebra, working our way through to computing Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomials, and ending at the construction of the...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Nanoelectromechanical Switches using Self-Assembled Molecular Layers

Seminar | April 6 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Farnaz Niroui, University of California, Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Strong surface adhesive forces between neighboring surfaces in nanoelectromechanical (NEM) switches have presented a continuous challenge to the fabrication and operation of these devices. Stiction, which becomes ever more prominent with switch miniaturization, leads to hysteresis in switching. This results in increased active power consumption, limiting the energy efficiency of the device....   More >

Nanomaterials Engineering to Probe and Control Living Systems: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Prof. Markita del Carpio Landry, UC Berkeley, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Unique physical, chemical, and optical phenomena arise when materials are confined to the nano-scale. We are accustomed to making observations and predictions for the behavior of living systems on a macroscopic scale that is intuitive for the time and size scales of our day-to-day lives. However, the building blocks of life: proteins, nucleic acids, and cells, occupy different spatiotemporal...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Metastability of the Zero Range Process on a Finite Set Without Capacity Estimates

Seminar | April 6 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Chanwoo Oh, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I'll prove metastability of the zero range process on a finite set without using capacity estimates. The proof is based on the existence of certain auxiliary functions. One such function is inspired by Evans and Tabrizian's article, "Asymptotics for the Kramers-Smouchowski equations". This function is the solution of a certain equation involving the infinitesimal generator of the...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Pamela Z

Colloquium | April 6 | 3 p.m. | 135 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Pamela Z (born 1956, in Buffalo, New York) is an American composer, performer, and media artist who is best known for her solo works for voice with electronic processing. In performance, she combines various vocal sounds including operatic bel canto, experimental extended techniques and spoken word, with samples and sounds generated by manipulating found objects. Z’s musical aesthetic is one of...   More >

Dow Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry: Why Do Weaker Bonds Lead to More Stable Complexes? What is Going On?

Seminar | April 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Bill Jones, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester

 College of Chemistry

Over the past 20 years substantial progress has been made in the understanding of the activation of C-H and other strong bonds by reactive metal complexes in low oxidation states. This talk will present an overview of the use of pentamethylcyclopentadienyl and trispyrazolylborate rhodium complexes for the determination of thermodynamic factors that influence the activation of arene and alkane C-H...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Wave maps into spheres

Seminar | April 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Mohandas Pillai, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Purity for the Brauer group

Seminar | April 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Minseon Shin, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss Kestutis Cesnavicius' recent preprint https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.06456 in which he proves a purity conjecture due to Grothendieck and Auslander–Goldman, which predicts that if $X$ is a regular Noetherian scheme and $Z \subseteq X$ is a closed subscheme of codimension $\ge 2$, then the restriction map on the cohomological Brauer groups $H^2_{\operatorname {\text {ét}}}(X ,...   More >

QB3 Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | April 6 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Speaker: Ellen Goodall (Andreas Martin lab)

Asymmetry in the 26S proteasome motor drives global conformational changes

The eukaryotic 26S proteasome is a complex molecular machine and is responsible for the bulk of targeted protein degradation in the cell. Substrates marked with ubiquitin are recognized by the proteasome regulatory particle before being unfolded and threaded into...   More >