Monday, November 5, 2018
Seminar | November 5 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall
Jeremy Wolfe, Professor of Ophthalmology & Radiology, Harvard Medical School
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 >
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
Workshop | November 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
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 >
Colloquium | November 5 | 12-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
John P. DiMoia, Seoul National University
This talk considers South Koreas 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 >
Seminar | November 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Curtis Greene, Haverford College and MSRI
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
This seminar will explore the role of large-scale laboratory experiments in the development and verification of earthquake-resistant design technologies.
Seminar | November 5 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Ian Turner, UC Berkeley
The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.
Panel Discussion | November 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum (6th Fl), Chou Hall
Join Margo Alexander, BS 68, Chair Emeritus, Acumen and Berkeley Haas Interim Dean Laura Tyson in a fireside chat discussing Ms. Alexanders 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.
Workshop | November 5 | 1-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall
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.
* Identify the elements of the Acrobat user interface and workspace.
* Use multiple views to navigate documents and access specific functions... More >
Seminar | November 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Seminar | November 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
James Cloyne, University of California, Davis
Panel Discussion | November 5 | 2-4 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room, 221
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 distinctand 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
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 >
Seminar | November 5 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Xuemiao Chen, Stony Brook (visiting Berkeley)
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
This presentation juxtaposes Clint Eastwoods critically acclaimed Unforgiven (1992) against Lee Sang-ils 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 >
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
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 >
Colloquium | November 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
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 Chinas Borderlands, my talk will highlight the often overlooked role played by an assortment of Chinese and Soviet state agents, as well as... More >
Seminar 271, Development: "The Impact of Monitoring Technologies on Contracts and Employee Behavior: Experimental Evidence from Kenyas Matatu Industry"
Seminar | November 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Erin Kelley, UC Berkeley, ARE
Seminar | November 5 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Colin Guillarmou, Orsay
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.
SLAM: Tools to Communicate and Understand the Nature of Science: New Interactive Online Resources from the UC Museum of Paleontology
Seminar | November 5 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Dr. Lisa White, UC Berkeley
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
Drawing on a rich archive of Spanish, Arabic, French, and Catalan sourcesincluding literature, historiography, journalism, political speeches, schoolbooks, tourist brochures, and visual artsCalderwood 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 >
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