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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Authoritarianism and Democracy: Austria, Germany and Europe, 1918-2018

Conference/Symposium | April 19 | 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | International House, Golub Home Room

 Institute of European Studies, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, Institute of Contemporary History, University of Vienna, Stefan Zweig Centre, Salzburg

Sociologist Ralf Dahrendorf wrote in 1997 that "a century of authoritarianism is by no means the least likely prognosis for the 21st century". Due to economic globalization and digitalization, changes in the realms of life and work are vast and far-reaching, with profound consequences for democracy. This development, however, is not new---a look at globalization from the end of World War I to...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | April 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Melanie Wasserman, UCLA

 Department of Economics

"Hours Constraints, Occupational Choice, and Gender: Evidence from Medical Residents"

ESPM Seminar Series - Kent Daane

Seminar | April 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Kent Daane of ESPM & UCCE shares, "Current biological control efforts against the spotted wing drosophila: an invasive insect to control another invasive insect?

This event is open to the public.

Join us for coffee beforehand at 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall.
In an effort to reduce waste, we ask that you bring your own coffee mug.

[Peterson Speaker Series] Carbon Neutrality: Achievability through Collaboration

Panel Discussion | April 19 | 12:30-1:45 p.m. |  Spieker Forum, Chou Hall, Haas School of Business

 Marisa de Belloy, CEO, CoolEffect; Paul Hendricks, Environmental Responsibility Manager, Patagonia; Sunya Ojure, Senior Manager of Sustainability, Salesforce; Arjun Patney, Policy Director, American Carbon Registry

 Kira Still, Director of Sustainability, UC Berkeley

 Center for Responsible Business

Our planet is threatened by the dangers of climate change, and with that threat comes more companies and individuals committing to carbon neutrality to help in the fight against climate change. In this panel, discussion will focus on how a company like Salesforce achieved net zero carbon emissions and how they worked with small but mighty dedicated organizations like Cool Effect to helped them...   More >

IB Seminar: The Avian Microbiome: Past, Present, Future

Seminar | April 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building | Note change in date

 Sarah Hird, University of Connecticut

 Department of Integrative Biology

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Could Probability of Informed Trading Predict Market Volatility?

Seminar | April 19 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: John Wu, LBL

 Center for Risk Management Research

Significant market events such as Flash Crash of 2010 undermine the trust of the capital market system. An ability to forecast such events would give market participants and regulators time to react to such events and mitigate their impact. For this reason, there have been a number of attempts to develop early warning indicators. In this work, we explore one such indicator named Probability of...   More >

Latest Research on Silica Dust Exposure and Health

Course | April 19 | 1-4:30 p.m. |  Elihu M. Harris State Office Building

 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

 Sadie Costello, Ph.D., Occupational and Environmental Epidemiologist at the School of Public Health, UC Berkeley; Alan Barr, Primary Engineer for the Ergonomics Graduate Training Program, UC Berkeley; Perry Gottesfeld, Executive Director of Occupational Knowledge International

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH)

Silicosis is recognized as one of the most common occupational lung diseases worldwide. Exposure to silica dust also plays an even larger role in global health as a contributor to the Tuberculosis (TB) epidemic. This course will explore the challenges in studying occupational exposures, the impact of respirable silica on health, mitigation strategies for drilling into concrete, and the efficacy...   More >

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

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.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | April 19 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room C420

 Nathan Hendren, Harvard

 Department of Economics

"Race and Economic Opportunity in the United States: An Intergenerational Perspective"

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Topic Forthcoming" (Joint with 231/221)

Seminar | April 19 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | C420 Cheit Hall

 Nathan Hendren, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

joint with PF/Labor/OEW. Note change in time and location

Teaching With and About VR / AR

Presentation | April 19 | 3-5:30 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Academic Innovation Studio, Arts + Design

As newer technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) gain in popularity, how are they impacting teaching and learning in the classroom? What does it mean to teach with rather than about VR and AR? Where and in what ways is VR/AR showing up on campus?

This event is intended as an introduction to VR/AR and other immersive technologies on campus and in the classroom. All...   More >

Resisting the Digital Labor Management Robot : Learning to Game The YouTube Search Algorithm from Video Game Commentary Makers

Colloquium | April 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Hector Postigo, Temple University

 Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society, Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This presentation will describe the liminal identities, straddling craftwork and alienation, that these individuals took on through this algorithmically-mediated platform. Sometimes they were unhappy laborers in the creative industry that is user generated content on YouTube. Other times they were media entrepreneurs, savvy about how algorithms determine their viewership and stardom and who were...   More >

The Contested Logistics of Racial Capitalism: How Global Commodity Chains Transformed Southern California’s Spatial Politics

Colloquium | April 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Juan De Lara, Assistant Professor in American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Center for Ethnographic Research, Department of Geography, Department of Ethnic Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Division of Equity and Inclusion, Center for Latino Policy Research

In Inland Shift, Juan De Lara uses the growth of Southern California’s logistics economy, which controls the movement of goods, to examine how modern capitalism was shaped by and helped to transform the region’s geographies of race and class.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Mirror Symmetry for Grassmannians

Colloquium | April 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Konstanze Rietsch, King's College London

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe the mirror dual object to a Grassmannian, which was introduced in joint work with Robert Marsh, and explain two different aspects of mirror symmetry in this setting. In both applications Gromov-Witten invariants come up, in different ways.

“Breathe for Me, Sing For Me”: Hip Hop and the Black Lives Matter Movement

Conference/Symposium | April 19 | 5-8 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 American Cultures

In the movement for Black Lives, hip-hop artists have given expressive shape to the frustrations and aspirations of a generation of activists. Hip-hop music and art has, in many cases, illuminated the complexities and challenges of the movement and creatively engaged Black futurity, even as the most visible and audible anthems have been coopted in ways that often obscure these meanings. Featuring...   More >

Alumni Panel: Unwritten Rules of American Workplace for Int'l Students

Career Fair | April 19 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Career Center

Want to know what it takes to succeed in the U.S. workplace and/or finding internship/job in the U.S.? What cultural differences should you consider? Find out from a panel of Cal international students and alumni who will share their first-hand experience and insights on the following topics:

1. The cultural differences to be aware of during U.S. recruiting process
2. How to adjust to...   More >

Toward Health and Environmental Liberation: Insights from Latin American Critical Epidemiology

Colloquium | April 19 | 6-8 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room

 Jaime Breilh, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador

 Amani Nuru-Jeter, Associate Professor, Public Health, UC Berkeley; Charles Briggs, Professor, Department of Anthropology

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU)

Lecture by Jaime Breilh, Rector of the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador

with Amani Nuru-Jeter, Associate Professor, Public Health, as respondent

Sponsored by The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) and the Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, UC Berkeley