Thursday, October 25, 2018
Conference/Symposium | October 25 – 26, 2018 every day | Berkeley Way Building
2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
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 >
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Workshop | October 25 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
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
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 >
Workshop | October 25 – 26, 2018 every day | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden has an amazing diversity of trees to inspire us. In this two day workshop, well 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
Seminar | October 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall
Samuel Rudy, University of Washington
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 >
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
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.
Seminar | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 205 South Hall
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. Lins research interests relate... More >
Seminar | October 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Petra Moser, Stern
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 >
Reading - Nonfiction | October 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library/101 Doe
Professor Edward Frenkel, Professor of Mathematics, UC Berkeley
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.
Workshop | October 25 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Jen Guerra, 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 >
Seminar | October 25 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Paul Fine, University of California, Berkeley
Workshop | October 25 | 1-3:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall
This workshop engages participants in exploring human diversity by reflecting on what makes individuals unique and how it affects ones 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
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
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.
Seminar | October 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Dr. Michael Whittaker, Postdoc, Energy Geosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
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 >
Workshop | October 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
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 >
Colloquium | October 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Eugene Gorsky, UC Davis
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 >
Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Identification and estimation of large N,T models with time and individual unobserved heterogeneity"
Seminar | October 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Peter Toth, Nevada
Colloquium | October 25 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Elizabeth Povinelli, Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies, Columbia University
Its hot and its 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 >
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
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 >
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
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 Berkeleys 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 Cafe (Moffitt Library)
Bobby Seale; Max Elbaum; Watson Ladd
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 >
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