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Friday, April 27, 2018

Education, plasticity and learning: the virtuous cycle between education and neuroscience

Lecture | April 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Jason D. Yeatman, PhD, Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences, University of Washington

 Department of Psychology

Reading instruction prompts the emergence of neural circuits that are specialized for rapidly translating printed symbols into sound and meaning. Understanding how these circuits differ in children with dyslexia, and change with learning, is an important scientific challenge that holds practical implications for education. In this talk I will present new data linking changes in the white matter...   More >

Insurgent Knowledges: A conversation with Damien Sojoyner and Sabina Vaught

Lecture | April 27 | 2-4 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio/117

 Damien Sojoyner, Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine; Sabina E. Vaught, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Education, Tufts University

 American Cultures, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Center for Research on Social Change, Academic Innovation Studio

The authors will discuss their new books and engage the audience in critical questions about race, power, discipline, and the prison and education­al institutions in the United States.

Stochastic Modeling of Traffic Dynamics

Lecture | April 27 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Saif Jabari, New York University, Abu Dhabi

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: Stochastic models of traffic flow are used in a variety of applications, e.g., traffic state estimation, travel time reliability, and traffic control. This talk will present techniques used to develop stochastic models. A main source of uncertainty in traffic dynamics is heterogeneity among drivers. This is captured using parametric uncertainty, resulting in stochastic microscopic...   More >

Adriaen van der Donck, A Dutch Rebel in Seventeenth-Century New Netherland

Lecture | April 27 | 5-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Julie van den Hout, San Francisco State University

 Institute of European Studies, BENELUX Studies Program, Department of German

The young legal activist Adriaen van der Donck (1618–1655) is an important yet understudied figure in the Dutch colony of New Netherland (now New York), whose fight to secure the struggling colony made him a controversial but pivotal figure in early America. From his war-torn seventeenth-century childhood and privileged university education in the Dutch Republic, he became embroiled in the New...   More >

Conference Keynote: Challenges of Migrant Workers Protection in ASEAN

Lecture | April 27 | 6:15-7:15 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Anis Hidayah, Founder, Migrant Care (Indonesia)

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA, Asian Institute, University of Toronto

Anis Hidayah founded Migrant Care, a non-profit organization for Indonesians working abroad, in 2004, with an advocacy emphasis on policy change at the national and regional level and on redressing human rights abuses of overseas workers. She is presenting the keynote speech for the CSEAS conference "Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia".

Anis Hidayah