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Friday, May 4, 2018

ReGen18 Conference

Conference/Symposium | May 1 – 4, 2018 every day |  Impact Hub San Francisco

 1885 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 Center for Responsible Business

Join the Regenerative Movement at ReGen18!

When: May 1-4,2018

Where: Impact HubSan Francisco

Register to attend: Use code R30_BerkeleyHaas for a 30% discount off registration: http://bit.ly/2EUdw0B

We are only days away from the launch of ReGen18! You won’t want to miss this opportunity. Join us May 1-4 in the heart of theMission District at Impact Hub San Francisco. We will be...   More >

COEH Builds Bridges: Four Decades of Progress in the California Workplace

Conference/Symposium | May 4 – 5, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 1800 Betty Irene School of Nursing

 2570 48th St, Sacramento, CA 95817

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH)

For the last 40 years, faculty, researchers and students at Northern California’s Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) have conducted vital research to help inform state policy, provided education and training to protect vulnerable workers, and promoted health and safety in California’s workplaces.


Progress has been made over the last four decades, but there continues to...   More >

Across the High Seas: Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Indian Ocean Littoral

Conference/Symposium | May 4 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Hyunhee Park, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Chapurukha Kusimba, American University; Steven Sidebotham, University of Delaware; Eivind Heldaas Seland, University of Bergen; Ariane de Saxé, CNRS; Jun Kimura, Tokai University; James Lankton, UCL; Derek Heng, Northern Arizona University; Osmund Bopearachchi, Berkeley/CNRS; Jiang Bo, National Center of Underwater Cultural Heritage, Beijing

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

With contributions by archaeologists and historians, the conference will focus on the spatial configurations specific to maritime trade, and the transformations of cultural and material artifacts maritime exchanges have led to.

Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry RTG Workshop

Seminar | April 30 – May 4, 2018 every day | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Evans Hall, 1015 and 740

 Max Lieblich, Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep

 Department of Mathematics

During RRR week (4/30-5/4), the number theory and arithmetic geometry RTG will be holding a workshop. The workshop will have lecture series in the mornings and discussion/problem solving sessions in the afternoons in small groups. Max Lieblich will be giving a lecture series on recent progress on the Tate conjectures, and Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep will be lecturing about group theory and...   More >

American Studies Spring Conference 2018: Twice Told Tales

Conference/Symposium | May 4 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Lounge

 American Studies

American Studies Conference

Eco Art History: Genealogies, Methodologies, Practices, Horizons

Conference/Symposium | May 4 – 5, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 308 A Doe Library

 Lamia Balafrej, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles; Elisabeth de Bièvre, Professor of Art History (Emeritus), University of East Anglia; Natasha Eaton, Reader in the History of Art, University College London; Anthony Grudin, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Vermont; Meredith Hoy, Assistant Professor of Art History and Theory, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University; Monica Juneja, Professor of Global Art History, Universität Heidelberg; Gregory Levine, Professor of Art and Architecture of Japan and Buddhist Visual Cultures, University of California, Berkeley; Ivonne del Valle, Associate Professor of Colonial Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Riad Kherdeen, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Art History, UC Berkeley; Ramón De Santiago, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Art History, UC Berkeley; Shivani Sud, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Art History, UC Berkeley

 Whitney Davis, Professor of History and Theory of Ancient and Modern Art, University of California, Berkeley

 Sugata Ray, Assistant Professor of South Asian Art, University of California, Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of History of Art, Institute of International Studies, University of California Humanities Research Institute;

A conference on the interconnected ecologies of planetary systems and art and architecture practices across a longue durée.

Embedding Sustainability Concepts in Curriculum: Colloquium

Colloquium | May 4 | 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 The Green Initiative Fund

Join us to hear 11 faculty from diverse disciplines - History of Art to Environmental Science to Materials Science and Engineering - share their creative efforts to introduce sustainability concepts into courses. Enjoy a light lunch and get inspired to update your own course materials!

Faculty, staff, and students welcome.

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EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | May 4 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Embedding Sustainability Concepts in Curriculum: Sustainability in Curriculum Colloquium and Faculty Reception

Colloquium | May 4 | 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF)

The colloquium will include lightning presentations from faculty across the Berkeley campus on approaches and tools for incorporating sustainability into undergraduate curriculum. The presentations represent new faculty endeavors to present principles of sustainability in diverse courses and departments - History of Art to Environmental Science to Materials Science and Engineering.

Labor Lunch Seminar: RRR Week

Seminar | May 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Center for Labor Economics

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | May 4 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 9/8 and 12/1, Samba will be on 10/6 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 11/3. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

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A Structural Analysis Of The Decline Of Home-Cooked Food

Seminar | May 4 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 201 Giannini Hall

 Valerie Lechene, University College London (UCL)

 Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics (ARE)

ARE Department Friday Seminar Series

Computational Sensorimotor Learning

Colloquium | May 4 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Pulkit Agrawal, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

An open question in artificial intelligence is how to endow agents with common sense knowledge that humans naturally seem to possess. A prominent theory in child development posits that human infants gradually acquire such knowledge by the process of experimentation. According to this theory, even the seemingly frivolous play of infants is a manifestation of experiments conducted by them to learn...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Interstellar Mission Optical Downlink for Scientific Data: Issues and Challenges

Seminar | May 4 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 David Messerschmitt, UC Berkeley, EECS Department

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Current attention on near-term exploration of nearby star systems is focused on low-mass probes that can be accelerated to relativistic speed using propulsion based on a ground-based directed-energy beam. Such a probe has to have a low mass (gram-scale) and transmit with low power (mW-scale). Such a mission is worthwhile only if the collected scientific observations can be successfully downlinked...   More >

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Hopf Structures on Generalized Permutahedra

Seminar | May 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Andres Rodriguez, SFSU

 Department of Mathematics

In the talk we will go over the necessary background to be able to define the Hopf monoid of generalized permutahedra. This includes an introduction to the notion of set species, Hopf monoid in set species, and some intuitive examples. We will discuss how set species are objects of type A by introducing the notion of species relative to hyperplanes, and we will discuss what ``species” mean in...   More >

Dissertation talk: Statistics meets Optimization - Computational guarantees for statistical learning algorithms

Presentation | May 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Fanny Yang

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Modern technological advances have prompted massive scale data collection in many fields. This has led to an increasing need for scalable machine learning algorithms and statistical methods to draw conclusions about the world. Two principal challenges arise in this context: How can we collect data efficiently such that a reduced sample size is enough to draw conclusion with high confidence? How...   More >

MENA Salon: Semester in Review

Workshop | May 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join us for the final MENA Salon of the semester, as we revisit the events and themes that shaped this academic year.

Spring 2018 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects

Colloquium | May 4 | 3-5 p.m. | B4 Dwinelle Hall

 BLC Fellows

 Berkeley Language Center

Developing Interpretive Insight through Reframing Texts
Erica Weems, Lecturer, French
This project focused on the interpretive insight that second-semester students of French developed when reframing texts in the target language. The process of reframing texts in a collaborative setting followed a tripartite model involving preparation, enactment, and post-enactment reflection and was aimed at...   More >

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar: “Modulating and rewiring cell division across diverse physiological contexts”

Seminar | May 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center | Note change in location

 Iain Cheeseman, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar

Context, Causality, and Information Flow: Implications for Privacy Engineering, Security, and Data Economics

Seminar | May 4 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Sebastian Benthall

 Information, School of

Sebastian Benthall is a security scientist working at the intersection of computer science, economics, law, and philosophy.

Catalytic modification of methane in non-conventional media

Seminar | May 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Pedro Perez, University of Huelva

 College of Chemistry

Since most chemicals and fuels employed nowadays come from oil, it seems obvious that on the basis of their reserves being reduced year after year, an alternative must be developed. The most convenient one is methane,1 given the vast reserves of this gas that exist in the Earth crust. However, it is quite surprising that one of the remaining challenges deals with one of the simplest molecules in...   More >