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Friday, January 25, 2019

COEH Lela Morris Symposium

Conference/Symposium | January 25 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall

 2680 Bancroft Way Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

 Public Health, School of

COEH Builds Bridges: Impacts of New Policies on Occupational Health

SOLD OUT: Introduction to Botanical Art Class with Catherine Watters

Workshop | January 24 – 25, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

 SOLD OUT.

Vive Center Seminar 1/25 - Enhanced Reality in Design: From Representation to Collaborative Decision

Seminar | January 25 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Cory Hall, 337 Cory

 Mohammad Keshavarzi

 FHL Vive Center for Enhanced Reality

In recent years, virtual and augmented reality has gained momentum in the design community by assimilating the sense of scale and depth of various stakeholders in the design process. In addition to its representation applications, which allows the evaluation and visualization of design projects in an immersive fashion, VR and AR workflows can play an important role in enhancing individual,...   More >

International Students: Get Ready for Spring Recruiting!

Workshop | January 25 | 1-3:30 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold & Blue Rooms

 Career Center

Whether you are still actively seeking or just starting your internship/job search at this point, come to this one stop shop event to learn essential job search skills and resources tailored to international students' needs. A LinkedIn professional trainer and Career Center professional will be present. Come learn how to leverage the Spring recruiting season to the utmost for your dream...   More >

Plate Mechanical Metamaterials and Their Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | January 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Igor Bargatin, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Mechanical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Recently, we introduced the concept of plate mechanical metamaterials—cellular plates with carefully controlled periodic geometry and unique mechanical properties—as well as its initial realization in the form of freestanding corrugated plates made out of an ultrathin film.

We used atomic layer deposition (ALD) and microfabrication techniques to make robust plates out of a single continuous...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Ned McGowan (Leiden, HKU): Speed in Music, Brain and Body

Colloquium | January 25 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Speed, as a function of time, is full of enlightening musical character. Take some common terms to describe tempo in music: largo (broadly), adagio (slow and stately), allegro (fast, quickly and bright), vivacissimo (very fast and lively). Formulated by humans, speed is relational, and it reveals aspects about how we think and feel.



McGowan's aim in this artistic research is to dissect...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Ned McGowan

Colloquium | January 25 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Flutist & composer

Ned McGowan (1970) is a flutist and contemporary classical music composer, born in the United States, living in the Netherlands. Known for rhythmical vitality and technical virtuosity, his music has won awards and been performed at Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw and other halls and festivals around the world by many orchestras, ensembles and soloists. As a flutist he plays...   More >

MENA Salon: Trouble with the US Withdrawal from Syria

Workshop | January 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

President Trump’s maneuver to withdraw US forces from Syria sparked a new diplomatic brawl with Turkey. Inevitably, the plan raised questions about its effects on Syrian Kurds and the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria. Triggering global confusion, Trump threatened Turkey with economic devastation unless a 20 mile safe zone was created on the Northern Syria border. The withdrawal decision...   More >

Climate Change and Some Possible Surprises

Seminar | January 25 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

Introduction to Seminar and plans for the Semester

Brief Discussion: Stewardship and Climate Change
Climate Change âÂand particularly more intense storms and rising sea levels âÂraises a number of challenges to the enterprise of cultural stewardship. I'll briefly enumerate some of these and solicit thoughts about priorities, strategies, and aspects...   More >

Job Market Seminar: "Evolution of Networks: Prediction and Estimation"

Seminar | January 25 | 3:10-4:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Anna Bykhovskaya, Yale Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Time Series Econometrics, Matching and Market Design, Networks

No Laughing Matter: Learning to Speak the "Common Language" in 1950s China

Colloquium | January 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Janet Chen, Associate Professor of History and East Asian Studies, Princeton University

 Wen-hsin Yeh, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In the winter and early spring of 1956, a series of articles appeared in nationally circulating publications, featuring an earnest entreaty: please do not laugh at those who are trying to learn putonghua, the “common language” of the socialist state. Beyond the headlines, permutations of the same refrain echoed in different forums. At the opening stages of a campaign to “popularize the common...   More >

Inorganic Catalysis for Renewable Fuels

Seminar | January 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Jenny Yang, Department of Chemistry, UC Irvine

 College of Chemistry

My research program is focused on developing molecular catalysts for energy conversion (redox) reactions. We focus on the thermochemistry of key bond-making and cleavage steps for H+ reduction to H2 and CO2 reduction to HCO2- in order to design more energy efficient catalysts. We also investigate the parameters that govern the reactivity of common catalytic intermediates in H+ and CO2 reduction...   More >

Student 3-Manifold Seminar: Prime decompositions

Seminar | January 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This is an organizational meeting for this learning seminar. We will additionally discuss the existence and uniqueness of prime decompositions for connected, oriented, compact 3-manifolds, due to Kneser and Milnor.

Thematic Seminar: Combinatorics of multivariate orthogonal polynomials

Seminar | January 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Sylvie Corteel, CNRS Universite Paris Diderot

 Department of Mathematics

The classical $q$-hypergeometric orthogonal polynomials are assembled into a hierarchy called the $q$-Askey scheme. It is now a classical subject to study the combinatorics of their coefficients and their moments. The polynomials admit a generalization leading to remarkable orthogonal polynomials in several variables. The most general family is the Macdonald-Koornwinder polynomials and Macdonald...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Olivia Bloechl (University of Pittsburgh: Opera’s Post-Human Voices of Trauma

Colloquium | January 25 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Bloechl is a music historian and cultural theorist with wide-ranging interests clustered in the early modern period (1500-1800) and the recent past. Her historical research and teaching emphasize European early music, French opera in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, early Atlantic colonialism, and racial representation in musical theater before 1800.