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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 14 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 120 Durant Hall

 Emily Remirez, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Applied Math Seminar: Taking Mathematics to Heart

Seminar | March 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Alfio Quarteroni, EPFL

 Department of Mathematics

In this presentation I will highlight the interplay between data science and computational science to efficiently solve real life large scale problems . The leading application that I will address is the numerical simulation of the heart function. The motivation behind this interest is that cardiovascular diseases unfortunately represent one of the leading causes of death in Western Countries....   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Internal Capital Markets and Product Pricing: Evidence from Weather and Life Insurance Premiums

Seminar | March 14 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Shan Ge, NYU Stern

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Ecotherapy: Healing Through Nature (BEUHS060)

Workshop | March 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. |  Faculty Glade

 Emily Pellegrino, ASW

 Employee Assistance Program

The connection between the environment and our health and well-being cannot be understated. Ecotherapy is a way to bring the healing qualities of nature into your life and center yourself in this often rushed world and modern age of technology. Join us for this workshop with psychotherapist, Emily Pellegrino, to learn and practice a few ways to disconnect from an often overwhelming life and...   More >

Be Well at Work: Ecotherapy: Healing Through Nature

Workshop | March 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. |  Faculty Glade

 Emily Pellegrino

 Human Resources

The connection between the environment and our health and well-being cannot be understated. Ecotherapy is a way to bring the healing qualities of nature into your life and center yourself in this often rushed world and modern age of technology. Join us for this workshop with psychotherapist, Emily Pellegrino, to learn and practice a few ways to disconnect from an often overwhelming life and...   More >

11th Annual BCLT Privacy Lecture

Conference/Symposium | March 14 | 3-6:30 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT)

Professor Shoshana Zuboff, author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism (January 2019), joined the Harvard Business School faculty in 1981. One of the first tenured women at the school, she was the Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration. Her career has been devoted to the study of the rise of the digital, its individual, organizational, and social consequences, and its...   More >

Computational wireless sensing at scale

Seminar | March 14 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Cory Hall, Hogan Room (521)

 Rajalakshmi Nandakumar, University of Washington

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Computational wireless sensing is an exciting field of research where we use wireless signals from everyday computing devices to enable sensing. In this talk, I will show how to enable computational wireless sensing at scale by leveraging ubiquitous hardware such as smartphones.

Picturing Identities and Ideologies in Modern Korea: Transnational Perspectives for Visual Culture

Conference/Symposium | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Institute | Note change in time

 Youngna Kim, Professor Emerita, Seoul National University; Julia F. Andrews, Distinguished University Professor, Ohio State University

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

NOTE: Start time has changed! The event will now start at 4:00 PM.

In recent years, scholars have noted a few topics of visual culture commonly found in East Asia at the turn of the 20th century. At this time, new forms of popular culture presented a new image of the nation in the changing environment of world expositions and international congresses.

A Client-Centric Approach to Transactional Datastores

Seminar | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Natacha Crooks, Graduate Student, University of Texas at Austin

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This talk summarizes my efforts to improve the performance, the semantics and the security of transactional cloud storage systems. It centers around a simple idea: defining consistency guarantees from the perspective of the applications that observe these guarantees, rather than from the perspective of the systems that implement them.

Chern Lecture/Mathematics Department Colloquium: An average John theorem

Colloquium | March 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Assaf Naor, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

We will prove a sharp average-case variant of a classical embedding theorem of John through the theory of nonlinear spectral gaps. We will use this theorem to provide a new answer to questions of Johnson and Lindenstrauss (1983) and Bourgain (1985) on metric dimension reduction, and explain how it leads to unexpected algorithms for approximate nearest neighbor search.

Rhetoric Spring Colloquium: Brian Massumi

Colloquium | March 14 | 5-7 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall

 Brian Massumi, Professor of Communication, Université de Montréal

 The Program in Critical Theory, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of English

Intensity

The concept of intensity is a keystone of process-oriented philosophies, including those of Bergson, Whitehead, Deleuze/Guattari, and Simondon, and often figures prominently in contemporary work classified under the label of affect theory. A currently widespread critique of the concept holds that it individualizes and interiorizes, in ways compromised, if not entirely...   More >

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 5: Sexuality

Conference/Symposium | March 13 – 14, 2019 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Rusty Barrett, University of Kentucky; Howard Fisher, UC Berkeley; Roshanak Kheshti, UC San Diego; Michael Lucey, UC Berkeley; Damon Young, UC Berkeley; Don Kulick, Uppsala University

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the fifth of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar taking place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

California State Taxes Workshop

Workshop | March 14 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

A representative from the California Tax Franchise Board will present on how to determine your California state tax residency and complete your nonresident alien tax forms. Collect your tax report forms (W-2 and/or 1042-S forms and/or 1099) and follow along as they take you through a step-by-step example for filing your state tax return.

*Complete your federal tax return via GTP before...   More >

Reading: Allan deSouza

Reading - Nonfiction | March 14 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Allan deSouza, interdisciplinary artist and chair of the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice, introduces and signs his new book How Art Can Be Thought. In it, DeSouza examines how we describe and evaluate if art is good, and if it is for the social good. He offers an analytical glossary of common terms used to discuss art, focusing on both their current usage and how they may be adapted to new...   More >

Leveraging Your Digital Presence for Professional Development

Panel Discussion | March 14 | 6-7:15 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

As a graduate student or postdoc, you may be aware of the chance to engage with other scientists through platforms such as Twitter or ResearchGate, but lack important information about how to use them strategically for career and professional growth. During this panel event, you will have a chance to explore which online platforms may be most useful to early career scientists, learn tips for...   More >