Friday, April 13, 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
Conference/Symposium | April 13 | 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, University Club
Presented by the Berkeley Journal of Entertainment & Sports Law, the Berkeley Center for Law, Business & the Economy and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. Sponsored by the Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants and Seattle Seahawks. Partnered with the Cal Alumni Association, Cal Athletics and the ABA Sports Division.
$299 General, $99 Berkeley Law Alumni, Cal Athletics Alumni, and Members of the California Alumni Association, $25 Students
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Seismic Performance of Nonstructural Components: Addressing the Elephant in the Building
Seminar | April 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall
The earthquake engineering community has focused significant effort on the design of earthquake-resistant structural systems, while much less attention has been paid on ensuring the adequate seismic performance of nonstructural components, such as architectural elements, electrical and mechanical equipment, and furnishings.
Workshop | April 13 | 10-11 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
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 | April 13 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Judy Jinn, UC Berkeley
Ph.D. Exit Talk
Exploring Bioactive Chemicals in Aquatic Environments: Where is Our Attention Needed?: Environmental Engineering Seminar
Seminar | April 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall
Dr. Ed Kolodziej, Associate Professor, University of Washington
Seminar | April 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Career Fair | April 13 | 12-3 p.m. | Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)
The Student Environmental Resource Center, the College of Natural Resources, and the Career Center at UC Berkeley are partnering again this year to host an Environmental & Sustainability Expo for UC Berkeley students.
At this event, students will have the opportunity to meet employers and alumni from various roles and niches of the Environmental/Green Jobs Sector.
Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Multi-Die Heterogeneous Integration for the Next Era of Moore’s Law
Seminar | April 13 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room
Muhannad S. Bakir, Georgia Tech
This event has been canceled due to a last minute emergency. Sorry for the inconvenience, if you have any questions please contact Mayra Rivera at the Front Office of Cory Hall.
Conference/Symposium | April 13 | 1-5:30 p.m. | 510A 1995 University Avenue, fifth floor
Ching Kwan Lee, Sociology, UCLA
Conference continues on Saturday at 9:30 am.
Initiated in 2010, the annual Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities brings together current graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world to present innovative research on any aspect of modern Chinese cultural production in the humanistic disciplines.
Seminar | April 13 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Mario Sanchez, UC Berkeley
Noncrossing partitions are a subset of partitions that behave nicely with respect to an underlying total order of the ground set. These simple to define objects appear in topics ranging from total positivity to noncommutative probability. In this talk, we will focus on the combinatorial aspects of noncrossing partitions and their relation with a few other topics in combinatorics. In the process... More >
Court, Sampradāya and Beyond: A Workshop on Hindi Literary Traditions from the 16th to 19th Centuries
Workshop | April 13 | 1:30-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Allison Busch, Associate Professor of Hindi Literature in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University; Jack Hawley, Claire Tow Professor of Religion at Barnard College, Columbia University; Philip A. Lutgendorf, Professor of Hindi and Modern Indian Studies at the University of Iowa
Vasudha Paramasivan, Assistant Professor of Hindi Literature in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at University of California, Berkeley
A conference on early Hindi literature that brings together research on a range of literary traditions from the 16th to 19th centuries in an attempt to rethink standard narratives on periodization, genre and context.
Seminar | April 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Prof. Dan Oron, Weizmann Institute, Applied Physics
Colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals have evolved in the past decades from a topic of pure scientific interest to a technological one. This has been driven by dramatic advances in the ability to fabricate controlled complex structures via wet chemistry methods.
Today, exquisite control can be exerted on the detailed structure and energy landscape within colloidal nanoparticles, leading to new... More >
Conference/Symposium | April 13 | 2-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center, Room 220
Please join us on April 13th and 14th for the UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies Fifth Annual Graduate Student Conference: Rethinking Labor: Work and Livelihood in Japan. Labor has and continues to be an important analytic in Japanese Studies as it illuminates diverse phenomena such as macro-economic change, state-society relations, and industrial development.
Seminar | April 13 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley
Seminar | April 13 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 521 Cory Hall
Ahmed El Alaoui, EECS
In this talk, we will investigate the fundamental limits of detecting the presence of a structured low-rank signal buried inside a large noise matrix. This setting serves among other things as a simple model for principal component analysis: Given a set of data points in Euclidean space, find out whether there exists a distinguished direction (a "spike") along which these data points align.
It... More >
Seminar | April 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 490 Cory Hall
Tinghui Zhou, UC Berkeley
Panel Discussion | April 13 | 3-5 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building
CLEAR proudly presents another Roundtable discussion with a diverse panel sharing their perspectives on the present and future impact of robots and drones on agriculture. It will be this Friday, April 13th, from 3-5pm in room 115 in the Energy Biosciences Building. It is open to all UC affiliated students and faculty!
Our panelists are:
UC Davis Biological and Agricultural... More >
Workshop | April 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Every Friday in the semester, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies hosts an informal weekly guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week's topic.
Two Presentations: PrivSec-F1: Compliance Focused Toolkit and Using CAPTCHAs to Measure Internet Fragmentation
Seminar | April 13 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Ankeet Shankar & Anushah Hossain
PrivSec-F1: Compliance Focused Toolkit
Based on the review and feedback provided during the last progress report presented on March 2, a subset of the report and key findings will be presented. This progress report will be focused on the legal aspects of PrivSec-F1 pertaining to soft requirements and guidance provided by Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for... More >
Dow Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry: Heterolytic C-H and N-H/O-H Activation by First Row Transition Metal Complexes: Applications to the Guerbet Process
Seminar | April 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Recent work in acceptorless dehydrogenation reactions of H-C-O-H and H-C-N-H bonds will be presented. These examples include complexes of iron, cobalt, and nickel. Extensions to C-C hydrogenation are also examined. A manganese pincer complex is shown to be active for the Guerbet reaction for the conversion of ethanol to butanol. A tandem catalyst system has been developed that gives very high... More >
Seminar | April 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Canceled
Mohandas Pillai, UC Berkeley
Colloquium | April 13 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall
Dr. Cimini earned her Ph.D. in Historical Musicology in 2011 from New York University. Prior to her appointment at UC San Diego, she held an Andrew W. Mellon Post- Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Music Theory from the University of Pennsylvania from 2011-2013 as well as a visiting position in Music Theory at the College of William and Mary from 2010-2011. Cimini is a historian and performer of... More >