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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Coordination Dynamics and Mathematics Education

Conference/Symposium | October 25 – 26, 2018 every day |  Berkeley Way Building

 2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Dor Abrahamson

This 2-day conference brings together empirical researchers who investigate human learning from two historically disparate perspectives that could in fact be synergistic, moving forward, in modeling processes of conceptual teaching development, teaching, and learning, in particular with interactive technology: researchers of motor control working from a complex dynamical systems approach, and...   More >

  RSVP by emailing mcassell@berkeley.edu

Community Convening: Facilitating Controversial Conversations

Workshop | October 25 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

Join Bay Area history educators for the first of three community conversations about history teaching. UCBHSSP will introduce participants to conflict dialogue pedagogy, model facilitation, and discuss procedures and context for leading these conversations in your unique context.

 This event is directed at educators.

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: On the singular set in the Stefan problem and a conjecture of Schaeffer

Seminar | October 25 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Xavier Ros-Oton, University of Zürich

 Department of Mathematics

Free boundary problems are those described by PDE's that exhibit a priori unknown (free) interfaces or boundaries. The Stefan problem is the most classical and motivating example in the study of free boundary problems. It describes the evolution of a medium undergoing a phase transition, such as ice passing to water. A milestone in this context is the classical work of Caffarelli (Acta Math....   More >

Drawing from Trees with Karen LeGault

Workshop | October 25 – 26, 2018 every day | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden has an amazing diversity of trees to inspire us. In this two day workshop, we’ll look at the growth, forms and energy of trees - translating what we see and experience with pen and ink, pencil and colored pencil.

$150 / $135 UCBG Member

  Register online

Applied Math Seminar: Data-driven methods for model discovery and approximation

Seminar | October 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Samuel Rudy, University of Washington

 Department of Mathematics

A critical challenge in many modern scientific disciplines is deriving governing equations and forecasting models from data where derivation from first principals is intractable. The problem of learning dynamics from data is complicated when data is corrupted by noise, when only partial or indirect knowledge of the state is available, when dynamics exhibit parametric dependencies, or when only...   More >

Berkeley Writers at Work: featuring Edward Frenkel

Presentation | October 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, 101 Doe Library

 Edward Frenkel, Professor, Department of Mathematics

 John Levine, Lecturer, College Writing Programs

 College Writing Programs

Edward Frenkel, Professor of Mathematics, will be the featured writer in the Fall 2018 Berkeley Writers at Work series. The Berkeley Writers at Work series provides a venue for campus writers to talk about their writing process, from getting ideas, to drafting, to revising. Professor Frenkel will read from his work, be interviewed about his writing process, and answer questions from the audience.

Edward Frenkel (photo by Elizabeth Lippman)

Complexity and Security: Managing the Tradeoffs: CLTC Lunch Seminar with Dr. Herbert Lin

Seminar | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Dr. Herbert Lin, Senior Research Scholar for Cyber Policy and Security, Center for International Security and Cooperation

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

Please join us on October 25th for a seminar with Dr. Herb Lin, a senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and Security at the Hoover Institution, both at Stanford University.

Dr. Lin’s research interests relate...   More >

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Dr. Herb Lin

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Effects of Copyrights on Science"

Seminar | October 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Petra Moser, Stern

 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 >

Berkeley Writers at Work

Reading - Nonfiction | October 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library/101 Doe

 Professor Edward Frenkel, Professor of Mathematics, UC Berkeley

 College Writing Programs

Edward Frenkel, Professor of Mathematics, will be the featured writer in the Fall 2018 Berkeley Writers at Work series. The event will take place on Thursday, October 25, from noon to 1:30 pm in the Morrison Library, 101 Main Library, on the UC Berkeley campus.

Creativity and Your Health (BEUHS665)

Workshop | October 25 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Jen Guerra, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Engaging in creative activities (as part of, or outside of our work), allows us to be more productive, balanced, and calm in everyday life. Come explore your creativity through simple, guided exercises, and learn how engaging in creative activities can lower your blood pressure, decrease stress, improve your immune system, and increase your ability to be more productive at work and at home.
This...   More >

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The Origin and Maintenance of Chemical Diversity in a Species-Rich Tropical Tree Lineage

Seminar | October 25 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Paul Fine, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Integrative Biology

Looking in/ Looking out: Exploring Workplace Diversity at Cal: Beeqi003-181025

Workshop | October 25 | 1-3:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Sidalia Reel

 Human Resources

This workshop engages participants in exploring human diversity by reflecting on what makes individuals unique and how it affects one’s worldview. Through telling stories, participants learn more about themselves and others in their organization. This interactive workshop also provides opportunities to practice communication skills for understanding across difference. By the end of this workshop...   More >

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance Seminar:""Can Displaced Labor Be Retrained? Evidence from Quasi-Random Assignment to Trade Adjustment Assistance"

Seminar | October 25 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date, time, and location

 Ben Hyman, Visiting Fellow - Becker Friedman Institute, University of Chicago

 Center for Labor Economics

Joint with Labor

Getting the Facts on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment: What are the limits of personal narratives shared online—and what do we miss in survey data?

Panel Discussion | October 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Edward Wasserman, Professor of Journalism and Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley School of Journalism; Lisa García Bedolla, Professor of Education, Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education; Aya de Leon, Author, Poet, June Jordan’s Poetry for the People; Billy Curtis, Director, Gender Equity Resource Center

 Laura Nelson, Associate Professor and Chair of Gender & Women's Studies, UC Berkeley Department of Gender & Women's Studies

 Social Science Matrix, Special Faculty Advisor to the Chancellor on SVSH

Please join us for a panel discussion and Q&A focused on the limits of what can be learned about sexual violence and harassment from personal narratives that are shared online, as well as the question of is missed in survey data related to sexual violence and harassment.

Metastability in Nature: Amorphous Mineral Precursors and Crystallization in One Dimension

Seminar | October 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Dr. Michael Whittaker, Postdoc, Energy Geosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

There are over 5,000 mineral species on earth, many of which are metastable. All of the predicted >1,500 minerals that are likely to exist but have yet to be discovered,(1) also reside above the energetic ground state. Organisms have contributed significantly to the metastability of earth's mineralogy by creating far-from-equilibrium conditions in which new minerals form. Recent research in our...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | October 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Hilbert schemes and link homology

Colloquium | October 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Eugene Gorsky, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

Khovanov and Rozansky introduced a link homology theory which categorifies the HOMFLY polynomial. This invariant has a lot of interesting properties, but it is notoriously hard to compute. I will discuss recent progress in understanding HOMFLY homology and its surprising relation to algebraic geometry of the Hilbert scheme of points on the plane. The talk is based on joint works with Matt...   More >

The Four Axioms of Existence

Colloquium | October 25 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Elizabeth Povinelli, Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies, Columbia University

 The Program in Critical Theory

It’s hot and it’s getting hotter. As the machinery of capital extraction, industrialism, and consumption refuses to relinquish its grip, temperatures continue to rise and chemical hot zones to spread. Tipping points threaten to alter the nature of what the ecologists of the 70s came to describe as the whole earth, gaia, the biosphere. But until that happens, and even after, the shifts are not and...   More >

Elizabeth Povinelli

Work Authorization for International Students Workshop

Workshop | October 25 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, 5th floor

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), ASUC Office of the External Affairs Vice President, Office of ASUC Senator James Li

Are you an international student looking for work before or after graduation? Do you hold an F or J visa status? If so, come learn all about your various employment permissions at this once-per-semester workshop co-hosted with ASUC!

Stay Informed and Plan Ahead: H-1B Information Session with Immigration Lawyer from Ware Immigration

Workshop | October 25 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue & Gold Rooms

 Career Center

H1B is the principal immigration status available for persons temporarily working in professional level jobs in the US. As an int'l student, you should be familiar with the H1B regulations early in your career so you can stay informed and plan ahead!

An immigration law attorney from Ware Immigration will explain the definition of the H1B visa category, the application process, the H1B cap and...   More >

Career Series: Climate Justice Panel

Panel Discussion | October 25 | 6-7 p.m. | 107 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Minna Toloui, Program Manager, Ecology Center; Juan Flores, Community Organizer, Center for Race Poverty and the Environment; Kristy Drutman, 350

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Interested in working in Climate Justice? Panelists in Career Series: Climate Justice Panel will share their professional experiences working within the field of climate justice. There will be an emphasis on grass-roots and social and environmental justice advocacy. This event is a part of a Career Series hosted by the UC Berkeley’s SERC, the UC Berkeley Career Center, and the AEP.

Free Speech Movement Cafe Educational Programs Presents… 50 Years of 1968: A Conversation with Bobby Seale, Max Elbaum, and Watson Ladd

Panel Discussion | October 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Café (Moffitt Library)

 Bobby Seale; Max Elbaum; Watson Ladd

 Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs

For half a century, 1968 has represented a high-water mark of social and political transformation, a year of social upheaval that spanned the entire globe. Ushered in by a New Left that sought to distinguish itself from the Old Left that emerged in the 1920s and ’30s, the monumental events of 1968 set the tone for everything from protest politics to academic leftism.

Today, with the U.S....   More >

 The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, including sign-language interpretation, please contact the event sponsor, fsmprograms@lists.berkeley.edu, ideally

Crafter Dark!: Make Halloween Shrinky-Dinks

Workshop | October 25 | 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 Halloween-themed "shrinky dinks!"