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Friday, May 11, 2018

Inequalities and Inclusion: BIMI and IRLE Lightning Talks

Conference/Symposium | May 11 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

The Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI) and the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) are excited to announce the BIMI - IRLE Graduate Lightning Talks Symposium: “Inequalities and Inclusion." This event will provide a platform for graduate students to present their research and practice their conference presentations before the start of the conference season,...   More >

TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics at UC Berkeley: Meet The Minds Behind the Machines

Conference/Symposium | May 11 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 TechCrunch

 College of Engineering

Meet the minds behind the machines at TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics! The single-day event at UC Berkeley on May 11 is designed to facilitate in-depth conversations and networking opportunities with Robotic-industry leaders and researchers bringing innovation to the masses.

* Hear from today's innovators and leaders as they share their experiences and insights.

* Deep-dive on specialized...   More >

Botanical Illustration: Flowers with Catherine Watters

Workshop | May 10 – 11, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will focus on flowers and introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Dissertation talk: Geometric analysis of hypothesis testing

Seminar | May 11 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Yuting Wei

 Department of Statistics

Hypothesis testing lies in the center of statistics and data science. This talk is devoted to understanding the behavior of compound testing problems within the Gaussian sequence model from a geometric perspective. In this talk, two vignettes are considered.

When the null and alternative are specified by a pair of closed, convex cones---the case arising in various applications, including...   More >

Radical Markets: A Panel Discussion with Glen Weyl, Microsoft Research

Panel Discussion | May 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Glen Weyl, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research New England; Anat Admati, The George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Emmanuel Saez, Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Economics; Suresh Naidu, Associate Professor, Columbia University Department of Economics; Jeff Gordon, Graduate Student, Berkeley Sociology

 Ben Handel, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Econometrics Laboratory

 Social Science Matrix

This panel discussion will feature E. Glen Weyl, principal researcher at Microsoft and visiting senior research scholar in economics and law at Yale University, who together with Eric Posner co-authored the book, Radical Markets, which introduces provocative ideas about how to tame monopoly, lessen inequality, and enhance inclusiveness.

  RSVP online

QB3 Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | May 11 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Speaker 1: Patrick Rühs (Phillip Messersmith lab)

3D Printing of Bacteria-derived Complex Materials using Functional Living Inks

Abstract
Despite recent advances to control the spatial composition and dynamic functionalities of bacteria embedded in materials, bacterial localization into complex 3D geometries remains a major challenge. Here we demonstrate a 3D printing approach to create...   More >

MFA Artists’ Talk

Panel Discussion | May 11 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Meet the graduates of UC Berkeley’s Master of Fine Arts program as they discuss their recent work.

Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, Part 1: Jochen and Marion

Panel Discussion | May 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

As the series begins, tool maker Jochen (Gottfried John) and his crew are under pressure at the factory, and we meet Marion (Hanna Schygulla), Oma (Luise Ullrich), and Gregor (Werner Finck).