Thursday, April 12, 2018
Ev'ry Body, This Time: A Sexuality Studies Conference: Hosted by the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture
Conference/Symposium | April 12 – 14, 2018 every day | Sutardja Dai Hall, 250,310
Featuring multimedia panels, workshops, digital and analog art, and the following distinguished speakers: Qwo-li Driskill, Alison Kafer, Amber Musser, Gemma Romain, Amy Sueyoshi, Nayan Shah,
Omiseeke Natasha Tinsley, Qian Wang, Gloria Wekker
Seminar | April 12 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Pietro Veronesi, University of Chicago
Colloquium | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room, 295
Katrinell Davis, Associate Professor of Sociology, Florida State University
Catherine Fisk, Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong Professor of Law, UC Berkeley
In this talk, professor Davis will discuss African American womens experiences as bus operators in a San Francisco Bay Area transit firm from 1974-1989, during the height of affirmative action hiring. Through a series of interviews with these transit operators alongside correspondence between management and union leaders, grievance and arbitration data, as well as litigation against the firm,... More >
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Register online by April 5.
Seminar | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Xavier Simon, University of Vigo, Spain: "Public Procurement to build a better world everywhere"
Join us for coffee at 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall.
This event is opened to the public.
Presentation | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge
C. Mohan, IBM Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Prof (Tsinghua Univ)
The concept of a distributed ledger was invented as the underlying technology of the public or permissionless Bitcoin cryptocurrency network. But the adoption and further adaptation of it for use in the private or permissioned environments is what I consider to be of practical consequence and hence only such private blockchain systems will be the focus of this talk.
Computer companies like IBM,... More >
Seminar | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room (766/768)
In this presentation, which should appeal to both faculty and graduate students, I discuss recent research on both PhD completion rates and graduate outcomes for cohorts at the University of Otago a research-intensive university in New Zealand. Regarding PhD completion rates, we calculated these for cohorts from 2000-2012 (n=2770) and survival models determined whether gender, enrollment... More >
Seminar | April 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business
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 >
Seminar | April 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: Ulrike Malmendier, UC Berkeley
We argue that emotional coloring of experiences via political propaganda has long-term effects on risk taking. We show that living in an anti-capitalist system reduces individuals' willingness to invest in the stock market even decades later.
IB Seminar: "Physiological and genomic insights into adaptations and mal-adaptations in high-altitude populations"
Seminar | April 12 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building | Note change in date
Tatum Simonson, University of California, San Diego
The Impact of the Medicaid Primary Care Fee Bump on the Cost and Quality of Care for Dual-Eligibles with Multiple Chronic Conditions
Colloquium | April 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 198 University Hall
Mark Unruh, PhD, Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College
The Affordable Care Act enacted a temporary Medicaid primary care fee bump that required states Medicaid programs to reimburse health care providers the same rates as Medicare for primary care services for all Medicaid patients during a two-year period, 2013-2014. For dual-eligibles, states Medicaid programs were required to reimburse providers the full 20% Medicare coinsurance for primary... More >
Panel Discussion | April 12 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 170 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Berkeley Law Committee Against Torture, Human Rights Center
This panel features Dror Ladin of the ACLU National Security Project, part of the team from Salim v. Mitchell, who won a settlement for accountability of two psychologists involved in the CIA torture program. This case marks the first of its kind in CIA torture litigation as the judge rejected attempts to dismiss. Ladin will discuss what this landmark settlement means for future litigation and... More >
Workshop | April 12 | 1-4:15 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Laura Monin, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant
This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is broken up into two parts.
The first portion of the class, 1-3pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.
Please... More >
Seminar 251, Labor Seminar joint with Seminar 231; Public Finance: "Reallocation and the Minimum Wage Evidence from Germany"
Seminar | April 12 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
with Christian Dustmann, Uta Schoenberg, Matthias Umkehrer, Philipp vom Berge)
joint with Public Finance
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 | April 12 | 3-5 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Adam Wilson, Assistant Professor, NY State University, Buffalo shares his talk "Pattern to process: Inferring ecological mechanisms from time series of satellite imagery"
This event is open to the public.
Please join us for coffee at 2:00 pm in 139 Mulford Hall.
Seminar | April 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Dr. Joe Tischler, Naval Research Laboratory
Progress in plasmonic research has demonstrated its capability for enhancing many technologies including photodetectors, photovoltaics, and molecular spectroscopy. However, in order to maximize functionality, alternative materials to plasmonic metals that exhibit high optical losses must be explored.
In our studies we have demonstrated that plasmonic like effects can be achieved through phonon... More >
Mathematics Department Colloquium: Different approaches to the virtual moduli cycle – an elementary introduction
Colloquium | April 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Dusa McDuff, Barnard College
Most invariants of a symplectic manifold derive in some way from a count of J-holomorphic curves. However, in a general symplectic manifold one often cannot count curves directly in a robust way, i.e. so that the count is independent of the choice of perturbation. Instead one has to define a virtual count. This talk will try to give an elementary description of the problem and will describe some... More >
Seminar | April 12 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 Soda Hall - HP Auditorium
Jacob Andreas, Ph.D. Candidate, UC Berkeley
In this talk, we'll explore three ways of integrating compositional linguistic structure and learning: using language as a source of modular reasoning operators for question answering, as a scaffold for fast and generalizable reinforcement learning, and as a tool for understanding representations in neural networks.
Colloquium | April 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
Judy Wajcman, Stanford University
There is a widespread assumption that digital technologies are radically altering our perception of time: that we live too fast, that time is scarce and that the pace of everyday life is accelerating beyond our control. The iconic image that abounds is that of the frenetic, technologically tethered, iPhone-addicted citizen.
Paradoxically, digital devices are seen as both the cause of time... More >
Panel Discussion | April 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
Mark David Danner is an American writer, journalist, and educator. He is a former staff writer for The New Yorker and frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books. Danner specializes in U.S. foreign affairs, war and politics, and has written articles on Haiti, Central America, the former Yugoslavia, and the Middle East. In 1999, he was named a MacArthur Fellow. Danner is a member of the... More >