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Friday, October 5, 2018

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | October 5 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UCBG Director, Eric Siegel, for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.

Free with Garden Admission

Water sector challenges ahead: A view from the front line: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | October 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Ben Horenstein, P.E., Director, Santa Rosa Water

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

México 1968

Seminar | October 5 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 The Program in Critical Theory

1968 in Mexico has always raised clashing images: of fierce state repression, of horizontal and inclusive forms of political mobilization. To think about 1968 we are offered October 2nd, the day of the student massacre, or the transforming months before and after. To emphasize the latter,...   More >

Labor Lunch: "Short-Run and Long-Run Effects of Sizable Conditional Child Subsidy"

Seminar | October 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Evgeny Yakovlev, NES

 Center for Labor Economics

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

Credit Lines as Insurance: Evidence from Bangladesh

Seminar | October 5 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall

 Gregory Lane/Job Market Presentation, ARE

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

Building a broad knowledge graph for products

Seminar | October 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 (Woz)

 Xin Luna Dong, Amazon

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Knowledge graphs have been used to support a wide range of applications and enhance search results for multiple major search engines, such as Google and Bing. At Amazon we are building a Product Graph, an authoritative knowledge graph for all products in the world. The thousands of product verticals we need to model, the vast number of data sources we need to extract knowledge from, the huge...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: “Origin of strong Rashba spin orbit coupling and spin-Hall effect in Si”

Seminar | October 5 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Sandeep Kumar, University of California, Riverside

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Silicon can be a promising material for spintronics due to long spin diffusion length at room temperature. For realization of Si spintronics, efficient generation of spin current, detection and manipulation is essential. But insignificant intrinsic spin-orbit coupling leads to insignificant spin-Hall effect (spin current generation) and inverse spin-Hall effect (spin current detection), which is...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Metastability for Diffusions II

Seminar | October 5 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 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 >

Composition Colloquium: Sarah Grace Graves and James Stone

Colloquium | October 5 | 3 p.m. |  Hargrove Music Library | Note change in date

 Department of Music

Houston performer-composer SARAH-GRACE GRAVES seeks to reclaim intimacy as something powerful and power as something intimate. Her music explores the experience of sound as it moves, in relation to itself and to the listener. In spring 2018 she created Aeolia, a site-specific work for five sopranos, for Josiah McElheny’s installation Island Universe. She premiered it with Sarah Bauer, Sophie...   More >

Colloquium: Menachem Wiesenberg and Taiseer Elias

Colloquium | October 5 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall | Canceled

 Department of Music

Israeli composer/pianist Menachem Wiesenberg, professor at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, and oud player Taiseer Elias, professor at the University of Haifa, will speak about their musical collaborations following their “Encounters” concert, which they will perform with cellist Hillel Zori in Hertz Hall at 12:15 on Oct. 5. These events are the culmination of a week-long residency by...   More >

MENA Salon, Troubled times for Iran

Workshop | October 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Two weeks ago, a parade of the Revolutionary Guards was attacked by undercover militants in the city of Ahvaz, which resulted in dozens of casualties. In addition to various groups claiming responsibility for the attacks, Iran's leaders were quick to accuse Gulf countries and the US as the perpetrators of the attack, and threatened to respond. Continuing the sharp detour from the Obama-era...   More >

Analyzing Our Past

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

 Zachary Bleemer, UC ClioMetric History Project

 Information, School of

Zachary Bleemer is director of the University of California ClioMetric History Project.

Ti-Catalyzed Nitrene Transfer Reactions: Harnessing the TiII/TiIV Redox Couple for New Transformations

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

 Ian Tonks, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota

 College of Chemistry

Titanium is an ideal metal for green and sustainable catalysis—it is the 2nd most earth-abundant transition metal, and the byproducts of Ti reactions (TiO2) are nontoxic. However, a significant challenge of utilizing early transition metals for catalytic redox processes is that they typically do not undergo facile oxidation state changes because of the thermodynamic stability of their high...   More >

China's Crisis of Success

Colloquium | October 5 | 4-6 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), IEAS Conference Room (510A)

 William H. Overholt, Senior Research Fellow, Harvard University

 Thomas Gold, Professor, Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In his new book, China's Crisis of Success, William Overholt shows that China's rise has reached a threshold where success has eliminated the conditions that enabled miraculous growth. Continued success requires re-invention of its economy and politics. The old economic strategy based on exports and infrastructure now piles up debt without producing sustainable economic growth, and Chinese...   More >

Colloquium:Andrew Hicks Cornell University: Listening Otherwise in and to Classical Persian Poetry

Colloquium | October 5 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Andrew Hicks’ research focuses on the intellectual history of early musical thought from a cross-disciplinary perspective that embraces philosophical, cosmological, scientific and grammatical discourse in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and spans the linguistic and cultural spheres of Latin, Greek, Persian, and Arabic. His first book, Composing the World: Harmony in the Medieval Platonic...   More >