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Friday, September 28, 2018

General Counsel Institute

Course | September 27 – 28, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Peer 150

The GC Institute is an executive level program designed for high potential legal executives looking to develop and enhance their leadership skills. We are unique in that we focus specifically on legal leadership challenges, rather than technology, sales or general leadership as do many other programs. Our sessions are taught and facilitated by Fortune 1000 General Counsel and UC Berkeley faculty...   More >

Labor Lunch: “Scabs: The Social Suppression of Labor Supply”

Seminar | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Supreet Kaur, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

You are welcome to bring your lunch ~ food will not be provided

C. H. Li Memorial Lecture: Riding the neural crest to understand cell migration

Seminar | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Marianne Bronner, California Institute of Technology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

C. H. Li Memorial Lectures

Diversity in engineering: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Kara Nelson, Professor, Associate Dean of Equity & Inclusion, College of Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Inframarginal treatment effects: Estimating the welfare losses from groundwater depletion in India

Seminar | September 28 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall

 John Loeser/Job Market Presentation, ARE

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

Abstract
Market failures in the management of groundwater, a common pool resource, have contributed to groundwater depletion in arid districts in India. An estimate of the effect of groundwater depletion on welfare is necessary to determine the optimal policy response. This paper does so by defining and estimating the Inframarginal Treatment Effect (ITE), the effect on welfare implied by an...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Optoelectronic Tweezers – A New Optofluidic Platform for Digital Cell Biology

Seminar | September 28 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Ming C. Wu, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Dept., University of California, Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Recent success stories of treating cancer with immunotherapy has generated tremendous excitement in the last few years. The remarkable treatment of former President Jimmy Carter’s cancer was widely publicized. Immunotherapy uses the antibodies produced by white blood cells, or the cells themselves, to boost the immune response of patients to fight cancer cells. The discovery and production of...   More >

Getting the Best of Nanomaterials: Intercalated Graphene/Quantum Dot Hybrid Photodetector: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building | Note change in date

 Prof. Oscar Vazquez Mena, UC San Diego, NanoEngineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Recently, hybrid graphene quantum dot (Gr/QD) systems have emerged as high responsivity photodetectors, taking advantage of the high charge carrier mobility of graphene and the high light absorption of PbS quantum dots. However the performance of this hybrid system is still limited by the charge carrier diffusion length of quantum dots, which remains the main bottle neck for quantum dot based...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Metastability for Diffusions II

Seminar | September 28 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

It is well-known that diffusions with gradient drifts exhibit metastable behavior. The large deviation estimates of Wentzel-Freidlin and classical Eyring-Kramers Formula give a precise description for such metastable behavior. For non-gradient models, the large-deviation techniques are still applicable, though no rigorous analog of Eyring-Kramers Formula is available. In this talk I give an...   More >

MENA Salon, 25 Years On: The Legacy of the Oslo Accords

Workshop | September 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the first Oslo Accords. The historic handshake exchanged between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, under the supervision of US President Bill Clinton in Washington, DC, was anticipated to provide a timeline for the Palestinian-Israeli peace process. Yet, the mutual political will demonstrated during the talks could not...   More >

Socialist China’s New Exhibitions: Rethinking Class, Material Culture, and Propaganda

Colloquium | September 28 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Denise Y. Ho, Assistant Professor of twentieth-century Chinese History, Yale University

 Wen-hsin Yeh, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

This talk examines the origins and Mao-era elaborations on “new exhibitions” in socialist China, the practice of displaying personal possessions as a way to articulate meanings of class in both “old China” and “new China.” During the Socialist Education Movement, “class education exhibitions” linked material objects to class status, arguing for the persistence of class and the need for...   More >

Manipulating electrochemical intercalation with van der Waals heteroepitaxy

Seminar | September 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Kwabena Bediako, Department of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Logic Colloquium: On geometric homogeneous structures

Colloquium | September 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Pierre Simon, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A first order structure is homogeneous if any partial automorphism defined on a finite set extends to an automorphism of the full structure. I will present the first steps towards a classification of homogeneous structures which have few finite substructures. Peter Cameron and Dugald Macpherson conjectured some 30 years ago that such structures are tree-like or order-like. Model-theoretic results...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Dynamics of a second order gradient model for phase transitions

Seminar | September 28 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Aaron Yip, Purdue University

 Department of Mathematics

We prove in a radially symmetric geometry, the convergence in the sharp interfacial limit, to motion by mean curvature of a second order gradient model for phase transition. This is in spirit similar to the classical Allen-Cahn theory of phase boundary motion. However the corresponding dynamical equation is fourth order thus creating some challenging difficulties for its analysis. A...   More >

Colloquium:Delia Casadei, UC Berkeley: Contagion, Erasure, and Laughter as the Reproduction of Sound in Two 1890s Laughing Songs

Colloquium | September 28 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Jonathan Glasser is a historical anthropologist whose work focuses on modern North Africa, with particular attention to Algeria and Morocco. His first book, The Lost Paradise: Andalusi Music in Urban North Africa (University of Chicago Press, 2016) explored questions of revival and transmission in an urban performance practice in northwestern Algeria and eastern Morocco. His current project looks...   More >