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Friday, February 22, 2019

Theology and the Public University

Conference/Symposium | February 22 – 23, 2019 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus | Note change in date

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

For the past two years, the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, has convened a series of workshops and seminars concerning, broadly speaking, the place of theology in the university. From the outset, our goal was to challenge narrow conceptions of both secular learning and “theology,” in hopes of fostering robust conversation about the teaching of...   More >

Adult Mortality Determinants in Low and Middle-Income Countries: A workshop examining adult mortality in low and middle income countries and comparisons with high income countries

Workshop | February 22 |  Barrows Hall

 Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging

This workshop is designed to share leading research methods and findings on comparative patterns of adult mortality, mortality determinants, and risk factors in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), following-up on workshops held on this topic at USC and Berkeley in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

The goal is to build a robust evidence base for understanding the drivers of cross-national mortality...   More >

  Make reservations by emailing Elizabeth Vasile at evasile@berkeley.edu by February 5.

Anti-Black State Violence in the Americas: Power and Struggle in Brazil and the U.S.

Conference/Symposium | February 20 – 22, 2019 every day | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Center, Room 220

 Anti-Black State Violence Across the Americas, UC Berkeley Multicultural Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Institute of International Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

At a pivotal historical moment, this symposium will bring further attention to anti-black state violence in the Americas. The University of California, Berkeley will host some of the most influential social movement leaders from Brazil and the United States—homes to the two largest Black populations outside the continent of Africa.

As the U.S. enters a contentious new congressional term and...   More >

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BERC Energy Summit

Conference/Symposium | February 22 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Kevin de Leon, California State Senate

 Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative

The BERC Energy Summit, now in its 13th year, is the largest student-run energy conference on the West Coast. This year’s event comes at a critical moment with greater climate awareness and shifts in energy policy than ever before, and will focus on the theme, “Bringing Energy Communities Together for Innovation.” Held at UC Berkeley, the event draws around 500 students, researchers, clean...   More >

27th Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference: Affective Realisms

Conference/Symposium | February 22 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of German

We often think of realism as a reactionary gesture, circumscribing all that is possible within the limits of the status quo – but recent developments in critical theory, philosophy, and literary studies have mobilized affect and reality in surprising new configurations. Scholars such as Eve Kosofsky-Sedgwick, Brian Massumi, Sarah Ahmed, Jane Bennett, and Mel Y. Chen have figured affect as...   More >

Points of Transition: Ovoo and the Ritual Remaking of Religious, Ecological, and Historical Politics in Inner Asia

Conference/Symposium | February 22 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Ovoo, the structures of stones, trees, scarves, skulls, steering wheel covers, and a staggering array of other objects that are ubiquitous across the landscape of contemporary Mongolia, Buryatia, Inner Mongolia, and Qinghai, have long marked sites where ritual, though often highly spontaneous, practices invoke the presence of immanent relations. Built and maintained by various publics, gatherings...   More >

Publishing in 20th+21st Century Literature

Workshop | February 22 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Rebecca L. Walkowitz, Professor and Chair, Department of English, Rutgers English

 Department of English

A Workshop with Rebecca L. Walkowitz
Professor and Chair of English, Rutgers University
Editor, "Literature Now" series, Columbia University Press
Former editor, Contemporary Literature

Open to graduate students and faculty

Labor Lunch Seminar: Canceled

Seminar | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Single-Photon Avalanche Diodes and their use in Time-of-Flight Applications

Seminar | February 22 | 1-2 p.m. |  Cory Hall

 Bruce Rae, Photonics Pixel Architect, STMicroelectronics in Edinburgh

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This talk will introduce a fully industrialized SPAD
device and its implementation and state-of-the-art performance in STMicroelectronics
advanced 40nm CMOS technology node.

A Question of Time: A Roundtable on American Literature from Colonial to Contemporary Fiction

Panel Discussion | February 22 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Cindy Weinstein, Vice Provost, CalTech Office of the Provost; Mark Goble, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Elizabeth Freeman, Professor, UC Davis English; Dorothy Hale, Professor, Berkeley English

 Department of English, Americanist Colloquium

Please join us for a roundtable with Cindy Weinstein (California Institute of Technology), Mark Goble (UC Berkeley), and Elizabeth Freeman (UC Davis) on Friday, February 22nd, 1-3:30pm, in 315 Wheeler Hall (Maude Fife Room). Professors Weinstein, Goble, and Freeman will be discussing their individual and collective contributions to A Question of Time: American Literature from Colonial Encounter...   More >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | February 22 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall | Note change in date, time, and location

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Interfacial Engineering of Lithium Metal Anodes: From Liquid to Solid Electrolytes: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Neil Dasgupta, Univ. of Michigan, Mechanical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The poor performance and safety concerns of lithium (Li) metal anodes represent a critical challenge to enable high energy density rechargeable batteries. This is attributed to several well-known issues associated with Li metal electrodeposition and dissolution, including electrolyte decomposition, dendrite evolution, and “dead” Li accumulation. In addition, short-circuiting can occur due to the...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: The Structure of Gibbs Measure with Low Complexity

Seminar | February 22 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kyeongsik Nam, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will talk about several different perspectives to analyze the structure of Gibbs measures with low complexity. The first perspective is a mean-field approximation to the free energy that appears in the variational formula, studied by Chatterjee and Dembo. As an application, one can compute the probability of large deviation events given by nonlinear functions with low complexity, for instance...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Stanford graduate composers

Colloquium | February 22 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

The DMA in composition is offered to a limited number of students who demonstrate substantial training in the field and high promise of attainment as composers. Students may work in traditional and/or electronic forms. Breadth is achieved through studies in other branches of music and in relevant fields outside of music, as desirable. In addition to formal coursework and independent study,...   More >

MENA Salon: The 40th Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution

Workshop | February 22 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

This year, February 11 marked the 40th anniversary of the “Islamic Revolution” in Iran, accompanied by nationwide rallies commemorating the series of uprisings that took place in 1979, which led to the overthrowing of the monarchy. On the one hand, Iran’s...   More >

UCLA Library’s International Partnerships and Projects

Seminar | February 22 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Rosalie Lack

 Information, School of

Libraries and archives play a critical role in preserving and providing access to the collective memory of communities. Unfortunately, the resources for enabling archive holders to preserve cultural, social, political, and historical evidence are scarce and urgently required.

This talk will highlight UCLA Libraryâs international initiatives aimed at addressing these challenges, with a focus...   More >

Leveraging Polarizability and Electrophilicity in Catalysts for Challenging Coupling Reactions

Seminar | February 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Brad Carrow, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University

 College of Chemistry

A general approach by our group for the development of new catalytic synthetic methods that occur with higher efficiency and selectivity, use simpler reagents, and proceed with lower energy demand involves new ancillary ligand design coupled with fundamental studies of how metal-ligand bonding dictates catalytic reactivity. In this context, the presentation will focus on our recent efforts to...   More >

Logic Colloquium: Elementary theories of hyperbolic groups

Colloquium | February 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Rizos Sklinos, Stevens Institute of Technology

 Department of Mathematics

The discovery of non euclidean geometry in the early nineteenth century had shaken the beliefs and conjectures of more than two thousand years and changed the picture we had for mathematics, physics and even philosophy. Lobachevsky and Bolyai independently around 1830 discovered hyperbolic geometry. A notable distinguish feature of hyperbolic geometry is its negative curvature in a way that the...   More >

Student 3-Manifold Seminar: The Sphere Theorem (cont'd)

Seminar | February 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This is a continuation of last week's talk about Stalling's work on ends of groups, with the Sphere Theorem as an application.