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Friday, October 26, 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 >

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Finance Academy at Berkeley Law

Course | October 26 – 28, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy

The Berkeley Law Finance Academy is a three-day certificate academy that aims to introduce a practical framework for financial information analysis, provide an understanding of the key drivers of corporate value creation, teach key valuation models and techniques, provide tools for analyzing and interpreting corporate financial statements, and explore how financial information analysis and...   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

Bay Area Conversations: The Arts of South Asia and its Diasporas

Panel Discussion | October 26 | 9:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Artist; Jisha Menon, Associate Professor, Theater and Performance Studies, Stanford University; Shalini Agrawal, Professor of Art; Director, Center for Art + Public Life, California College of the Arts; Debashish Banerji, Professor of Indian Philosophy and Culture; Doshi Professor of Asian Art, California Institute of Integral Studies; Atreyee Gupta, Assistant Professor, History of Art Department, UC Berkeley; Deborah Stein, Senior Lecturer, California College of Arts; Talinn Grigor, Chair, Art History Program; Professor of Art History, UC Davis; Padma Maitland, Patrick J. J. Maveety Assistant Curator of Asian Art, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University; Usha Iyer, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies, Stanford University; Asma Kazmi, Assistant Professor of Art, Department of Art Practice, UC Berkeley; Aditi Chandra, Assistant Professor of Art History/Visual Studies, UC Merced; Sita K. Bhaumik, Artist; Visiting Professor, Diversity Studies, California College of the Arts; Pallavi Sharma, Multidisciplinary artist, and curator; Lecturer, Diversity Studies, California College of the Arts; Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker, Professor Emerita of Art History, Mills College; Sugata Ray, Associate Professor, History of Art Department, UC Berkeley; Forrest McGill, Wattis Senior Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, Asian Art Museum SF; Cho Rao, Independent Art & Museum Consultant; Karin G. Oen, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Asian Art Museum SF; John Zarobell, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Director of International Studies, University of San Francisco.; Kathy Zarur, Curator, educator and arts organizer, California College of the Arts; Allan deSouza, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Art Practice, UC Berkeley; Qamar Adamjee, Associate Curator of South Asian Art, Asian Art Museum SF

 Ramón De Santiago, Ph.D. Student, Art History, UC Berkeley

 Melissa Carlson, Ph.D. Student, South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Thomas Oommen, Ph.D. Student, Architecture, UC Berkeley

 Leena Joshi, MFA Student, Art Practice, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of History of Art, Department of Art Practice, South Asia Art Initiative

A day of conversations at the Institute for South Asia Studies with art historians, curators, and artists in the Bay Area.

Allan deSouza, Borough Boogie Woogie, 2017, digital print, 24" x 36". Courtesy of Talwar Gallery, NY and New Delhi.

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Homogenization on Manifolds

Seminar | October 26 | 10:10-11:30 a.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Gonzalo Contreras, CIMAT

 Department of Mathematics

We present a theorem by Contreras, Iturriaga, Siconolfi in which we give a setting to generalize the homogenization of the Hamilton-Jacobi equation from tori to other manifolds.

Delineating Mechanistic Complexity After the Turnover-Limiting Step: The Secret Lives of Cu(I)-Acetylides

Seminar | October 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Jason Hein, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia

 College of Chemistry

2018 Human Rights Fellowship Conference

Conference/Symposium | October 26 | 12-5 p.m. | 215 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Heba Alnajada; Safa Ansari-Bayegan; Pieter Baker; Karin Bashir; Tania Docarmo; Derrika Hunt; Seigi Karasaki; Jennifer Jones; Bernadette Lim; Sammy Mehtar; Sophie Perl; Raed Rafei; Olivia Rempel; Aleksandra Simonova; Mavis Siu; Yasemin Taskin-Alp; Levi Vonk

 Human Rights Center

Our 2018 Fellows have returned from their summer fieldwork and will discuss pressing human rights topics at our annual Human Rights Fellowship Conference. Enjoy brief TED-style talks and panel
discussions related to racial injustice and the death penalty, child
labor, the mental health effects of separating families at the
U.S./Mexico border as well as inspirational lessons from human rights...   More >

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ESPM Seminar: ecosystem service tradeoffs in tropical river systems

Seminar | October 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Alex Flecker, Professor, Cornell University

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Alex Flecker, Professor at Cornell University will share his knowledge on migratory fish, dams, and ecosystem service tradeoffs in tropical river systems

Water, climate, and interdisciplinary thinking: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | October 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Peter Gleick, President Emeritus, Pacific Institute

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Family Separations: Beyond Violence Histories to Building Belonging

Colloquium | October 26 | 12-2 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Heide Castañeda, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of South Florida; Ericka Huggins, Human Rights Activist, Poet, Educator, Former Black Panther Party Leader and Political Prisoner; Angie Junck, Supervising Attorney, Immigration Legal Resource Center

 Seth Holmes, Co-Chair, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine; Patricia Baquedano-Lopez, Associate Professor of Education, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

This event will present diverse perspectives on the political, legal, social, economic, and health impacts of historic and current family separations in US immigration and incarceration systems, and will identify and discuss alternative strategies to advocating for inclusive policy in order to advance belonging and build community.

Changing power markets, changing market power: Evidence from the Texas electricity market

Seminar | October 26 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall

 Matt Woerman, ARE

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

Special seminar: Combinatorial construction of Gelfand-Tsetlin modules for gl(n)

Seminar | October 26 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Jian Zhang, (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)

 Department of Mathematics

A combinatorial construction of a large family of infinite dimensional simple Gelfand-Tsetlin modules for gl(n) and its quantizations will be discussed. These modules have a basis of Gelfand-Tsetlin tableaux and the action of gl(n) is given by the classical Gelfand-Tsetlin formulas. The talk is based on joint results with Vyacheslav Futorny and Luis Enrique Ramirez.

Abstractions for the Stateful Control Plane

Seminar | October 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 (Woz)

 Mahesh Balakrishnan, Facebook/Yale University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

At the heart of many cloud-scale systems is a logically centralized control plane that requires strong consistency and fault tolerance: examples include coordination services, SDN controllers, filesystem namespaces, and big data schedulers. Today, these control plane services are difficult to build, harden and scale, requiring complex protocols like Paxos and 2-phase commit that are inefficient...   More >

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color): Student researcher experiences with time management

Workshop | October 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Get tips on how to manage your time! Map out the rest of your semester with us to best prepare for upcoming deadlines related to school, and research programs.

Islamic Texts Circle: Same-Sex Relations in the Qur'an

Workshop | October 26 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Asad Q. Ahmed, Near Eastern Studies

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The Islamic Texts Circle introduces the broader CMES community to important themes in the Islamic tradition via its holy scripture, the Qur’an, and via its long history of exegesis. Participants will gain exposure to the rich and variegated interpretive angles developed in the fourteen-hundred years of Islamic history, so that they may discuss relevant themes in the form of a productive dialogue....   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Designing a semiconductor photovoltaic diode array for a retinal prosthesis

Seminar | October 26 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Theodore Kamins, Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS), Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

Several groups are investigating silicon devices to be implanted near the retina for patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa (RP), in which the photoreceptors degrade while other parts of the retina remain mostly functioning. One class of these devices, subretinal photodiode arrays, aims to replace the degraded photoreceptors and couple to the functioning...   More >

Managing and Maximizing Your Scholarly Impact

Workshop | October 26 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall


This workshop will provide you with practical strategies and tips for promoting your scholarship, increasing your citations, and monitoring your success. You’ll also learn how to understand metrics, use scholarly networking tools, evaluate journals and publishing options, and take advantage of funding opportunities for Open Access scholarship.

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Big Advantages of Going Small: Nanostructured Perovskite-phase Cesium Lead Iodide: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Aaron Fafarman, Drexel University, Chemical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Perovskite-phase cesium lead iodide (CsPbI3) possess three almost too-good-to-be-true properties for photovoltaic and electroluminesence applications and one Achilles heel: it is not stable under ambient conditions. This talk will provide an introduction to CsPbI3, highlighting our contributions to identifying and understanding some of its remarkable chemical, physical and functional properties....   More >

MENA Salon: International Fallout After Khashoggi Disappearance

Workshop | October 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

As new details emerge in the disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, fallout from technology companies, investment firms, art institutions, and Western political ties has grown. Those who have seen Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), as a reformer and game changer have scrambled to address the diplomatic and public relations blow back. The disappearance...   More >

Florilegia: Organizing Scholarly Annotations in PDFs

Seminar | October 26 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Patrick Golden

 Information, School of

Annotation techniques that developed over centuries of reading paper documents have persisted with the advent of digital publishing. Highlighting, underlining, marking with symbols, scribbling lines, adding notes in margins, and bookmarking pages all remain common and important practices for interacting with digital documents. Yet while tools for authoring and reading digital documents have...   More >

"Special Talent in the Chest, Special Eyes under the Brows": Jīn Shèngtàn’s (1608-1661) Discursion on Travel in his Commentary to The Story of the Western Wing: “胸中別才、眉下別眼”:金聖嘆《西廂記》漫筆遊記與評點

Colloquium | October 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Stephen H. West, Foundation Professor of Chinese; Head of East and Southeast Asian Section, Arizona State University

 Sophie Volpp, Associate Professor, Comparative Literature; EALC, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

An eccentric commentary to the famous drama The Story of the Western Wing (西廂記) may seem like strange place to begin a discussion about travel. But Jīn Shèngtàn's (金聖嘆) commentarial exegeses are in fact noted for their discursive nature.

Logic Colloquium: On an extension of a theorem of Zermelo

Colloquium | October 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Jouko Väänänen, University of Helsinki

 Department of Mathematics

Zermelo (1930) proved the following categoricity result for set theory: Suppose M is a set and E, E’ are two binary relations on M. If both (M, E) and (M, E’) satisfy the second order Zermelo–Fraenkel axioms, then (M,E) and (M, E’) are isomorphic. Of course, the same is not true for first order ZFC. However, we show that if first order ZFC is formulated in the extended vocabulary...   More >

Allan deSouza | How Art Can Be Thought: A Handbook for Change

Panel Discussion | October 26 | 5-7 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Rm. 120 | Note change in location

 Allan deSouza, Associate Professor in the Department of Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of History of Art, Department of Art Practice, South Asia Art Initiative

A public conversation around Professor Allan deSouza's newest publicaiotn, "How Art Can Be Thought: A Handbook for Change" (Duke University Press, October 2018).

Out of Context: Michaela Bronstein in Conversation with Stephen Best and Paul Saint-Amour

Panel Discussion | October 26 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Margaret Jacks Hall, Terrace Room

 450 Serra Mall, Building 460, Stanford, CA 94305

 Michaela Bronstein, Assistant Professor, Stanford English; Stephen Best, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Paul Saint-Amour, Professor, UPenn English

 Stanford English

Grounds for Science - Illuminating Dark Matter and Galaxies Across Time

Presentation | October 26 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 3960 Adeline, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Micah Brush, Department of Physics; Wren Suess, Department of Astronomy


Awesome cutting-edge science talks with UC Berkeley graduate students, science trivia, locally roasted coffee, pinball, and more! Join Micah Brush (Physics) and Wren Suess (Astronomy) to find out how we are trying to learn the cosmic secrets of dark matter and galaxy formation.

Illuminating Dark Matter
Dark matter is weird. It constitutes about 85% of the total matter in the universe, yet we...   More >

Hertha Sweet Wong, Picturing Identity: Contemporary American Autobiography in Image and Text

Reading - Nonfiction | October 26 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Kaleidoscope Coffee

 109 Park Place, Richmond, CA 94801

 Hertha Sweet Wong, Professor and Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities, Berkeley English

 Cafe Society