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Monday, November 5, 2018

The science of missing what is right in front of your eyes

Seminar | November 5 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Jeremy Wolfe, Professor of Ophthalmology & Radiology, Harvard Medical School

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

OMG, I did not see that!
The science of missing what is right in front of your eyes.

Visual Attention Lab
Department of Surgery
Brigham & Women's Hospital

We cannot simultaneously recognize every object in our field of view. As a result, we deploy attention from object to object or place to place, searching for what we need. This is true whether we are looking for the cat in the bedroom...   More >

Mindfulness at Moffitt: Moffitt Wellness Program

Workshop | October 1 – December 10, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 501 (Wellness Room)

 Library

Help focus your mind and foster your creativity. Increase your resiliency and well being. Join Jeffrey Oxendine of the School of Public Health for mindfulness practice.

All experience levels welcome; weekly practice or drop in attendance also welcome. Mondays from noon to 1pm.

 Must have campus I.D. (Cal 1 card) for entrance

Moffitt Wellness Program

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | November 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Investigating "Security Roads": Southeast Asia and South Korea's Nascent Construction Industry

Colloquium | November 5 | 12-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 John P. DiMoia, Seoul National University

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

This talk considers South Korea’s relationship to Southeast Asia through the pair of Thailand and South Vietnam, looking at the “new” relationships formed in the aftermath of the Korean War. With diplomatic ties restored in the mid to late 1950s, the ROK began to make inquiries while pursuing infrastructure projects, often connecting with the same pool of international...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Inequalities for families of symmetric functions

Seminar | November 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Curtis Greene, Haverford College and MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

We are interested in families of inequalities of the form $f(X) \geq g(X)$, where $f(X)$ and $g(X)$ are symmetric polynomials in $X = (x_1,...,x_n)$ and the inequality must hold for all nonnegative substitutions of the variables. We will focus initially on inequalities involving well known combinatorial families (elementary, monomial, Schur, etc.). Far too much is known to permit a comprehensive...   More >

Structural Engineering, Mechanics, and Materials Seminar: The Role of Large-Scale Experimental Simulation in Earthquake Engineering

Seminar | November 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Masayoshi Nakashima, Kobori Research Complex, Tokyo, Japan

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This seminar will explore the role of large-scale laboratory experiments in the development and verification of earthquake-resistant design technologies.

Political Economy Seminar: "Lobbying as Cooperative Policy Development"

Seminar | November 5 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Ian Turner, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

[Dean's Speaker Series] Margo Alexander

Panel Discussion | November 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum (6th Fl), Chou Hall

 Institute for Business & Social Impact

Join Margo Alexander, BS 68, Chair Emeritus, Acumen and Berkeley Haas Interim Dean Laura Tyson in a fireside chat discussing Ms. Alexander’s personal story, career, and leadership philosophy, specifically as it relates to the unique challenges she faced as a woman in finance. There will be time at the end for questions from the audience.

Adobe Acrobat Fundamentals (BETEC038): Betec038

Workshop | November 5 | 1-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Kathleen Valerio

 Human Resources

This course details the process of designing PDF (Portable Document Format) files using Adobe Acrobat. Emphasis is placed on design tools, content management, form design basics, and integration with Microsoft Office applications.

Learning Objectives
* Identify the elements of the Acrobat user interface and workspace.
* Use multiple views to navigate documents and access specific functions...   More >

Seminar 211, Economic History: Taxes and Growth: New Narrative Evidence from Interwar Britain

Seminar | November 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 James Cloyne, University of California, Davis

 Department of Economics

Anthro 290 Plant Panel: Anthropology 290 Speaker Series, Fall 2018

Panel Discussion | November 5 | 2-4 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room, 221

 Prof. Marisol de la Cadena, Department of Anthropology and the Department of Science and Technology Studies at UC Davis; Prof. Charles Briggs; Prof. Christine Hastorf; Prof. Kent Lightfoot

 Department of Anthropology

In this panel discussion, archaeological, social/cultural, medical, and linguistic anthropological perspectives intersect in exploring how humans perceive, sense, build, nourish, and heal with plants in fashioning distinct—and sometimes conflictual or fatal— ways of being in the world.

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Slopes in eigenvarieties for definite unitary groups

Seminar | November 5 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Lynnelle Ye, Harvard

 Department of Mathematics

Pre-talk: the study of eigenvarieties began with Coleman and Mazur, who constructed the first eigencurve, a rigid analytic space whose points are in bijection with $p$-adic modular Hecke eigenforms. Since then various authors have constructed eigenvarieties for many other kinds of automorphic forms. We will define automorphic forms on definite unitary groups and explain Chenevier's construction...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Singularities of Hermitian-Yang-Mills connections

Seminar | November 5 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Xuemiao Chen, Stony Brook (visiting Berkeley)

 Department of Mathematics

Abstract: The celebrated Donaldson-Uhlenbeck-Yau theorem builds the correspondence between irreducible Hermitian-Yang-Mills (HYM) connections and slope stability for holomorphic vector bundles over a Kahler manifold. Singular HYM connections naturally occur when one tries to compactify the moduli space of HYM connections. For singular HYM connections, the tangent cones at any singular point are...   More >

The Western and Questions of Indigeneity, Race and Violence in the American and Japanese Frontiers or, Two Unforgivens

Colloquium | November 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Andrew Barshay, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Takashi Fujitani, Professor, University of Toronto

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

This presentation juxtaposes Clint Eastwood’s critically acclaimed Unforgiven (1992) against Lee Sang-il’s “remake” (Yurusarezaru mono, 2013) of the original as a method for recasting the histories of modern Japan and the U.S. as comparable and coeval settler colonial empires. The speaker will work through the insights and absences in these films to piece together a historical...   More >

Quantitative Ethnography

Colloquium | November 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1215 (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA)

 David Williamson Shaffer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Educational Psychology

 Graduate School of Education

In the age of Big Data, we have more information than ever about what students are doing and how they are thinking. However, the sheer volume of data available can overwhelm traditional qualitative and quantitative research methods, leading to research that finds significance without meaning. The science of quantitative ethnography connects the study of culture with statistical tools to...   More >

Petroleum Powered: Resources and the Transnational Foundations of China’s Far West

Colloquium | November 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Judd Kinzley, Associate Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 You-tien Hsing, Professor and Pamela P. Fong Family Distinguished Chair in China Studies, University of California, Berkeley

 Li Ka-Shing Foundation Program in Modern Chinese History at Berkeley, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

This talk will focus on the central role that natural resources played in shaping Chinese state power and authority in China's far western province of Xinjiang. Based on my recently published book, Natural Resources and the New Frontier: Constructing Modern China’s Borderlands, my talk will highlight the often overlooked role played by an assortment of Chinese and Soviet state agents, as well as...   More >

Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar

Seminar | November 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Karin Reinisch, Yale School of Medicine

 College of Chemistry

Analysis and PDE Seminar: The Marked Length Spectrum of Anosov manifolds

Seminar | November 5 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Colin Guillarmou, Orsay

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss new results on the geometric problem of determining a Riemannian metric with negative curvature on a closed manifold from the lengths of its periodic geodesics. We obtain local rigidity results in all dimensions using combination of dynamical system results with microlocal analysis. Joint work with Thibault Lefeuvre.

Eric Calderwood: Colonial al-Andalus: Spain and the Making of Modern Moroccan Culture in Conversation with Professors Emily Gottreich (History) and Nasser Meerkhan (Near Eastern Studies, Spanish and Portuguese)

Panel Discussion | November 5 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Eric Calderwood, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Drawing on a rich archive of Spanish, Arabic, French, and Catalan sources—including literature, historiography, journalism, political speeches, schoolbooks, tourist brochures, and visual arts—Calderwood reconstructs the varied political career of convivencia and al-Andalus, showing how shared pasts become raw material for divergent contemporary ideologies, including Spanish fascism and Moroccan...   More >

Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law - Bluebook Party

Workshop | November 5 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 100 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law

We will be completing Bluebooking assignments together so you can work with fellow journal members and get your questions answered by the Supervising Editors