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Thursday, September 20, 2018

BERCshop: California Greenin' - How the Golden State Became an Environmental Leader

Panel Discussion | September 20 | N570 Haas School of Business

 Center for Responsible Business

Since the beginning of California's recognition as a state, it has continually been the leader in setting environmental standards. Join BERC in partnership with the CRB for our first BERCshop of the semester as we discuss how California's government, businesses, and its people still fight for better environmental policy and where they are falling short.

Haas Professor David Vogel will present...   More >

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Weak turbulence

Seminar | September 20 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Anne-Sophie de Suzzoni, École Polytechnique

 Department of Mathematics

Wave turbulence is the study of the evolution of the statistics of random waves. Weak turbulence corresponds to taking an equation, coming from hydrodynamics or quantum mechanics, which is weakly nonlinear (that is we let its nonlinearity go to zero in a certain regime). One aim of this talk is to present the first aspects of the theory of weak turbulence from a mathematical physics point of...   More >

Constructing Post-Imperium Identity: Taiwan and Eastern Europe

Conference/Symposium | September 20 – 21, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Efforts in Taiwan to create a new identity and nation-state as part of the process of democratization have much in common with the making of new identities and nation-states in democratizing Eastern and Central Europe, especially with the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia. This workshop ...   More >

What Can Machine Learning Teach Us About Literature?

Seminar | September 20 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room

 Andrew Piper

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Seminar Readings:

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | September 20 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Vikrant Vig, London Business School

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Why Does My Back Hurt? National Estimates of the Causal Effect of Sudden Changes in Psychological Distress on the Prevalence of Low Back Pain

Seminar | September 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Timothy Brown, Associate Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

​Timothy Brown, PhD, is Associate Adjunct Professor of Health Economics in the Division of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health and also the Associate Director for Research at the Berkeley Center for Health Technology. The ​work presented is from the ​current paper co-authored by students in Dr. Brown’s MPH course, PH231A Analytic Methods for Health Policy...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: The Effect of Political Power on Labor Market Inequality: Evidence from the 1965 Voting Rights Act

Seminar | September 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Abhay Aneja, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Planning Your Pregnancy Leave (BEUHS315)

Workshop | September 20 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Theresa McLemore, UCB HR Employee Relations Consultant; Sheila Taliafero, UCB Disability Counselor; Ann Gilbert, UCB Academic Personnel

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees. Enroll online.

  Register online

IB Seminar: The Ecological Diversification of Coevolving Interactions

Seminar | September 20 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 John Thompson, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Department of Integrative Biology

A Landmark Case on Maternal Mortality in Uganda

Panel Discussion | September 20 | 12:45-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 170 Koret

 Ndola Prata, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Noah Novogrodsk, University of Wyoming School of Law

 Human Rights Center, Bixby Center for Population, Health & Sustainability, Human Rights Law Student Association

The Uganda-based Center for Health, Human Rights and Development and the families of women who suffered preventable deaths in childbirth have sued the Ugandan government in a landmark case, demanding that the state provide minimum health guarantees to expectant mothers. University of Wyoming Law Professor Noah Novogrodsky and UC Berkeley School of Public Health Professor Ndola Prata will discuss...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: "Financial Technology Adoption and Retailer Competition"

Seminar | September 20 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Sean Higgins, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Melanopsin is repurposed by ipRGC subtypes to shape the function of distinct visual circuits

Seminar | September 20 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Tiffany Schmidt, Northwestern University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Rohingya Crisis, One Year On: Research and Reflections

Panel Discussion | September 20 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Eric Stover, Faculty Director of the Human Rights Center and Adjunct Professor of Law and Public Health, University of California at Berkeley.

 Rohini J. Haar, Emergency medicine physician with expertise in health and human rights

 Samira Siddique, MS PhD Student | Energy & Resources Group

 Félim McMahon, echnology and Human Rights Program Director at the Human Rights Center and Director of its Human Rights Investigations Lab

 The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Human Rights Center

A panel discussion on the Rohingya Crisis

Connecting the Dots: Exploring Many Paths from Major to Career: L&S Workshop Series Ursa Major

Workshop | September 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

Graduate Mentors, College of L&S

 College of Letters & Science, L&S Graduate Mentors

A workshop focused on exploring the many paths from major to career

Book Talk: Revolutionary STEM Education

Reading - Nonfiction | September 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, 227 (Social Research Library)

 Jeremiah Sims, PhD


This new book calls for a revolutionary paradigm shift in STEM education for Black boys. Sims chronicles a Saturday program, MAN UP, designed to foster interest in STEM and investigates how to leverage STEM for the remediation of social injustice in middle school Black boys.

Berkeley Seminar on Global History: Borderlands and Border Crossings in the 19th-Century World

Seminar | September 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall | Note change in date and location

 Samuel Truett, Associate Professor of History, University of New Mexico

 Department of History, Institute of International Studies

As a historian who approaches the U.S. West and Mexican North primarily from the perspective of their shared borderlands, Professor Truett is interested in the crossings—social, cultural, and environmental—that have connected these two regions to the rest of the Americas and the world at large. Known best for his work in borderlands history, he also works actively in western U.S. history,...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Tropical curves, graph homology, and top weight cohomology of $M_g$

Colloquium | September 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Sam Payne, UT Austin

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss the topology of a space of stable tropical curves of genus g with volume 1. The reduced rational homology of this space is canonically identified with the top weight cohomology of $M_g$ and also with the homology of Kontsevich's graph complex. As one application, we show that $H^{4g-6}(M_g)$ is nonzero for infinitely many $g$. This disproves a recent conjecture of Church, Farb, and...   More >

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Selection of Heterogenous Instruments in Partially Linear Fixed Effects Panel Regression"

Seminar | September 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Eric Penner, UCB School of Information

 Department of Economics

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | September 20 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Verónica Gago in Conversation with Wendy Brown

Panel Discussion | September 20 | 5-7 p.m. | 202 Barrows Hall

 Verónica Gago, Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Instituto de Altos Estudios, Universidad Nacional de San Martín; Visiting Scholar, International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs; Wendy Brown, Class of 1936 First Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

 International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs

“Neoliberalism” has become the name for mainstream political economy since 1990: a characterization used by many of this economy’s detractors and sometimes by its proponents. In their work, Wendy Brown and Verónica Gago encourage us to go beyond this popularized understanding, in which neoliberalism is reduced to an economic doctrine of deregulation and austerity...   More >

Crafter Dark!: Make Your Own Felt Wallet

Workshop | September 20 | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Living Room

 ASUC Art Studio

Join us in the ASUC Student Union living room (MLK Jr. Building) for this month's Crafter Dark! We'll be making Felt Credit Card Wallets (great for your Cal1 card!)