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Friday, April 13, 2018

Rethinking Labor: Work and Livelihood in Japan

Conference/Symposium | April 13 |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

The UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies presents its fifth annual graduate student conference: Rethinking Labor: Work and Livelihood in Japan. The conference will explore how historically situated configurations of “work,” “labor,” and “livelihood” operate in Japan ranging from the household to the transnational.

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

 Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

The conference will feature both panels assembled in response to an open call for abstracts, as well as invited speakers who currently include: Qian Wang, Gemma Romain, Qwo-li Driskill, Amy Sueyoshi, Gloria Wekker, Nayan Shah, Omi'seke Natasha Tinsley, Amber Musser, alongside panels, workshops, and events.

Sports and Law Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 13 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  University Club

 Cal Alumni Association

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | April 13 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 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

  Register online

“Searching For Scents: Human And Dog Behavior During Odor Navigation”

Colloquium | April 13 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Judy Jinn, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

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

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Environmental and Sustainability Involvement Careers Expo: Networking Event

Career Fair | April 13 | 12-3 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Career Center

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.

Labor Lunch Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 John Voorheis, CARRA

 Center for Labor Economics

Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium | April 13 | 1-6 p.m. |  1995 University Avenue, fifth floor


 Ching Kwan Lee, Sociology, UCLA

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

Conference continues on Saturday at 10 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.

Double Quantum Dot Nanocrystal Synthesis and Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Prof. Dan Oron, Weizmann Institute, Applied Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

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 >

MENA Salon

Workshop | April 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday in the semester, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and 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.

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

 Bill Jones, University of Rochester

 College of Chemistry

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 >

Music Studies Colloquium Amy Cimini (UC San Diego)

Colloquium | April 13 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

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 >