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Friday, November 9, 2018

Essig Brunch: Dr. Curtis Ewing, CalFire Entomologist

Seminar | November 9 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Entomology, Essig Museum of

Essig Brunch is a weekly seminar series focused on arthropod science (insects, spiders, scorpions, etc.) hosted by the Entomology Students Organization.

Attentional Episodes and Cognitive Control

Seminar | November 9 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 John Duncan, MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Abstract: Human fMRI studies show a tightly-localised set of “multiple-demand” or MD regions, involved in solution of many different cognitive challenges, widely separated yet strongly functionally connected, and linked to standard measures of fluid intelligence. Multiple-demand regions are generally associated with “cognitive control”, but how should control be conceived? Using data from...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Statistical Learning Towards Gamification in Human-Centric Cyber-Physical Systems

Seminar | November 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Cory Hall, 400 Hughes

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, we explore Human-Centric Cyber-Physical Systems by simultaneously considering users’ behavior/preference and their interaction as strategic agents. People’s interaction in a cyber-physical system is a core mechanism of the implementation of smart building technology. However, human preference in regard to living conditions is usually unknown and heterogeneous in its manifestation as...   More >

ESPM Seminar: Resilience of Metapopulations

Seminar | November 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Nathan van Schmidt

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

Nathan van Schmidt, PhD candidate here at UC Berkeley will speak on resilience of metapopulations in coupled natural-human systems: uncovering connections between wetlands, people, climate change, and disease

i4Y Speaker Series - Alexandra Carter

Presentation | November 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Alexandra Carter

 Innovations for Youth

This presentation will discuss the ongoing legal battle over abortion restrictions for unaccompanied immigrant minors in U.S. federal custody and the implications for public health policy, practice, and research.

The Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Urban Transit Infrastructure: Evidence from Bogotá’s TransMilenio

Seminar | November 9 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall

 Nick Tsivanidis, Haas School of Business

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | November 9 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris, Yoga Instructor, Be Well at Work - Wellness Program

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of movement, soothe your back, and grant you increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn how pranayama breathing can enhance your practice, and help liberate your mind in surprising ways. Yoga mats are provided, or you can bring your own. Comfortable clothing and bare feet recommended.

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Workshop: Living Landscapes: Time, Knowledge, and Ecology

Workshop | November 9 | 1-5 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility), Room 101

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Archaeological Research Facility, Department of Anthropology, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Art and Cultures (SISJAC), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN)

November 9 (Fri.): 1-5PM: Rm 101, 2251 College Building (Archaeological Research Facility), UC Berkeley

November 10 (Sat.): 9AM-12 noon: Rm 221, Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley (closed session; please RSVP: habu@berkeley.edu)


How can knowledge of the past be developed and transformed so that it informs understandings of the present and future? The Center for Japanese Studies at UC...   More >

 The Saturday, November 10 portion of the workshop is a closed session. To request attendance, please email Professor Junko Habu at habu@berkeley.edu.

2018 UC Berkeley Geotechnical Engineering Research Symposium

Conference/Symposium | November 9 | 1-5 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Julian Cohen-Waeber, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley; Jinho Park, Researcher, UC Berkeley

 Makbule Ilgac, PhD Student, UC Berkeley; Greg Lavrentiadis, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley; Ezra Setiasabda (Tjung), PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley; Jes Parker, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley

 Graduate Assembly

On behalf of the graduate students of the UC Berkeley GeoSystems program, we are pleased to announce our second annual Geotechnical Engineering Research Symposium. This event is an opportunity for current PhD students and Research Associates to share their research with the geotechnical engineering industry. There will be short oral presentations as well as time for one-on-one interactions via a...   More >

2018 UC Berkeley Geotechnical Engineering Research Symposium

Conference/Symposium | November 9 | 1-5 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Julian Cohen-Waeber, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley; Jinho Park, Researcher, UC Berkeley

 Daniel Hutabarat, PhD Student, UC Berkeley; Greg Lavrentiadis, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley; Ezra Setiasabda (Tjung), PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley; Jes Parker, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley

 Graduate Assembly

On behalf of the graduate students of the UC Berkeley GeoSystems program, we are pleased to announce our second annual Geotechnical Engineering Research Symposium. This event is an opportunity for current PhD students and Research Associates to share their research with the geotechnical engineering industry. There will be short oral presentations as well as time for one-on-one interactions via a...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Multinomial Logit Processes and Preference Discovery: Inside and Outside the Black Box"

Seminar | November 9 | 1:30-3 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Fabio Maccheroni, Bocconi

 Department of Economics

* Please note the change in date/time
Co-Authored by Simone Cerreia-Vioglio, Massimo Marinacci and Aldo Rustichini

Data in the Higher Education Curriculum

Seminar | November 9 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Cathryn Carson

 Information, School of

Undergraduate institutions nationally and internationally are increasingly grappling with how to provide data analytic competencies to their students. This talk offers three lines of sight into this development, reflecting on drivers internationally (looking at the case of a recent German national initiative), nationally (taking a synoptic look at recent U.S. efforts), and at UC Berkeley.

BASF Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry: Designer DNA Architectures for Programmable Self-assembly

Seminar | November 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Hao Yan, School of Molecular Sciences, Arizona State University

 College of Chemistry

Hao Yan studied chemistry and earned his Bachelor’s degree at Shandong University, China. He obtained his PhD in Chemistry under Professor N. C. Seeman, New York University in 2001, working on design and construction of sequence dependent DNA nanomechanical devices. He then moved to the Computer Science Department at Duke University, where he continued to explore his interests in DNA based...   More >

Logic Colloquium: If 13 were not prime: Mathematics and counterpossibles

Colloquium | November 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Mark Colyvan, Professor of Philosophy and Philosophy of Mathematics, University of Sydney; Visiting Professor and Humboldt Fellow, Ludwig-Maximilians University

 Department of Mathematics

Standard approaches to counterfactuals in the philosophy of explanation are geared toward causal explanation. I suggest how to extend the counterfactual theory of explanation to non-causal, mathematical explanation. The core idea here is to model impossible perturbations to the relevant mathematics while tracking the resulting differences to the explanandum (either physical or mathematical,...   More >

China's "Law and Development" Moment?: Reflecting on Reflections of Law in China’s Globalism

Colloquium | November 9 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Matthew S. Erie, Oriental Studies, University of Oxford

 Stanley Lubman, Boalt School of Law, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Law, Boalt School of

What is the role of law in China’s new globalism? By the year 2020, China will be one of the largest capital exporters in the world, marking the first time in modern history a nondemocratic state will have such a widespread impact on the developing world. While much of Chinese investment flows to post-industrial Europe and North America, a significant amount reaches Sub-Saharan Africa, West Asia,...   More >

After Effects: Professor Rajagopalan Mrinalini

Conference/Symposium | November 9 | 6-8 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 Professor Rajagopalan Mrinalin, Assoc Prof, Department of Art/Architecture History, University of Pittsburgh

 Department of Architecture

Professor Rajagopalan Mrinalini will deliver the opening lecture for a graduate student conference entitled: After Effects: Architectural Histories of the Present, November 9th-11th 2018.