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Friday, April 5, 2019

2019 Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference In Premodern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), IEAS Conference Room (510A)

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Stanford Center for East Asian Studies

Initiated in 2014, the annual Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Premodern Chinese Humanities brings together graduate students from around the country and around the world who specialize in pre-modern Chinese studies.This national meeting of graduate students specializing in premodern Chinese studies aims to bring together young scholars from geographically distant institutions to...   More >

Future of Social Ventures Conference and GSVC Global Finals: Celebrating 20 Years of the Global Social Venture Competition

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Haas School of Business

 Institute for Business and Social Impact

Join us on Friday, April 5th at the Haas School of Business for the Future of Social Ventures Conference and GSVC Global Finals with members of the social impact community to advance and accelerate burgeoning social ventures from around the world.

$15 Students, Faculty and Staff $40 Alumni and General Public

  Register online

IEEE Full-stack Blockchain Development Tutorial: This tutorial is co-located with five other IEEE conferences (IEEE DAPPCON, IEEE SOSE, IEEE MobileCloud, IEEE BigDataService, IEEE AITest) in 2019

Workshop | April 5 | 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. |  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark - Fremont

 Dr. Lennart Frantzell, Developer Advocate, IBM; Dr. Divyesh Jadav, Manager in Cloud, IoT & Systems Lifecycle Analytics department, IBM Almaden Research Center; Dr. Chang-Wu Chen, Adjunct assistant professor, Department of Computer Science, National Chengchi University; HU Yao-Chieh, Research scholar, UC Berkeley Blockchain Lab; LEE Ting-Ting, Research scholar, UC Berkeley Blockchain Lab

 Ethereum Foundation, IBM

Coupon Code $100 Off for Berkeley Students: IEEETutorial2019

Registration Website: https://www.payblock.cash/event/dappcon-tutorial

IEEE DappCon'19 Conference: https://www.dappcon.net

Announcements.
- The tutorial registrants must bring their own laptop with any OS like Ubuntu or Mac, Window OS.
- We will send the software installation guidelines to the audience by April 2, 2019, if it...   More >

Key Issues in the Current Global Economy

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

What are the contours of superpower competition? How do middle powers interact with great powers in the 21st century? In East Asia, what options do middle powers in Asia such as

Global Ethnobotany Class with Kathleen Harrison

Course | April 5 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Ethnobotanist Kathleen Harrison will share wide-ranging botany and history, with hands-on examples, images and stories about plant and mushroom uses from around the globe. A 4-part series, 1 day/month for 4 months. Learn about human uses of plants around the world. Observe cross-cultural patterns of traditional knowledge and practice in relationship to nature.

$350 / $325 UCBG Members Ticket price is for all sessions of this four-part class; classes can not be registered for individually

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Pleasure, Activated: Locating the Power of Reading

Panel Discussion | April 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Beth Piatote, Associate Professor, Native American Studies; Eric Naiman, Professor, Comparative Literature and Slavic Languages & Literatures; Ian Duncan, Professor, English; Stephen M. Best, Associate Professor, English

 Student Learning Center Writing Program

This faculty panel focuses on the relationship between reading and writing. Panelists will discuss how reading informs their scholarship and academic voice. Come discover how you can cultivate productive reading habits to broaden your intellectual repertoire and take your writing to new heights!

  RSVP online

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | April 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/7, Salsa will be 10/19, Hula / Polynesian will be11/2, and Zumba / Salsa will be 12/7. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Deep Cytometry and Other Applications of Time Stretch Instruments

Seminar | April 5 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Professor Bahram Jalali, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCLA

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Deep learning has achieved spectacular performance in image and speech recognition and synthesis. It is naturally
suited for applications where large amounts of data are available. Pioneered and advanced in the last 20 years, high
throughput instruments based on the Photonic Time Stretch have established record realtime measurement speed in
spectroscopy, interferometry, OCT, and imaging flow...   More >

Disentangling The Strange Metal: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 5 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. James Analytis, UC Berkeley, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Our research focuses on the discovery and understanding of exotic materials manifesting novel quantum phenomena that have both fundamental and technological implications, particularly superconductors, exotic magnets and topological materials. Many of the physical problems we are interested in transcend a single material.

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Lipschitz Minorants of Lévy Processes

Seminar | April 5 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Mehdi Ouaki, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

For $\alpha >0$, the $\alpha$-Lipschitz minorant of a càdlàg function f is the greatest $\alpha$-Lipschitz function that is dominated by f. We study the joint law of any two-sided Lévy process $(X_t)_{t \in \mathbb R}$ and its $\alpha$-Lipschitz minorant $(M_t)_{t \in \mathbb R}$. In particular, we consider $\mathcal Z$ to be the set of points where $X$ meets $M$, and prove that...   More >

Special Quantum Geometry Seminar: There and back again: from the Borsuk-Ulam theorem to quantum spaces

Seminar | April 5 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Piotr M. Hajac, Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences/ University of Colorado, Boulder

 Department of Mathematics

Assuming that both temperature and pressure are continuous functions, we can conclude that there are always two antipodal points on Earth with exactly the same pressure and temperature. This is the two-dimensional version of the celebrated Borsuk-Ulam Theorem which states that for any continuous map from the n-dimensional sphere to n-dimensional real Euclidean space there is always a pair of...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Aviya Kopelman

Colloquium | April 5 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Aviya Kopelman is a leading Israeli composer, born in Moscow, raised in Jerusalem and living in Tel-Aviv. Since 2014 she serves as the Composer-in-Residence of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Right upon her graduation recital, Aviya grabbed the attention of all of Israel’s major newspapers, that described her music as “distinct, radical, pure, expressive, dramatic, and personal”.

One of the...   More >

Deformation Theory Seminar: Superpotentials in Mirror Symmetry

Seminar | April 5 | 3-4:20 p.m. | Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Baker Room

 Christopher Kuo, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss the appearance of superpotentials for matrix factorizations from the symplectic side of Mirror Symmetry in the SYZ construction, with the monomial terms corresponding to components of the canonical boundary divisor.

MENA Salon: The Christchurch Massacre and responses from MENA

Workshop | April 5 | 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.
On March 15th 2019, a self-claimed white nationalist walked into a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand killing and wounding scores of worshippers during the Friday prayer. As the massacre sent shockwaves around the world, leaders responded with condolences and grief,...   More >

Basic Needs, Access, and Marketplace Structures

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

 Michael Buckland & Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

Connecting Needs, Documentation, and Evidence
Michael Buckland
A hermeneutic approach suggests a possible conceptual bridge between the most basic need for information and designs for the organization of access to recorded evidence. A brief continuation of our discussion on February 8.

New Marketplace Structures for Cultural Products and Implications for Stewardship
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Logic Colloquium: Uniform bounds in Number Theory via Model Theory

Colloquium | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 François Loeser, Sorbonne Université

 Department of Mathematics

I will present some recent applications of Model Theory to uniform bounds in questions arising from Number Theory.

Student 3-Manifold Seminar: Haken hierarchies

Seminar | April 5 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Michael Klug, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Compact surfaces with non-positive Euler characteristic can be inductively decomposed by cutting along finitely many properly embedded loops and arcs until one is left with a collection of disks; such a decomposition is called a hierarchy. An analogue up a dimension is called a Haken manifold, which can be inductively decomposed by cutting along two-sided incompressible surfaces until one is left...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Travis Jackson (Chicago): Children of the New World, circa 1953: Inequality and the Twinned Histories of Ethnomusicology and Jazz Studies

Colloquium | April 5 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Jackson interested, above all, in two intertwined processes: the ones through which musical sounds come into being and those that occur when groups and individuals engage with sounds—through listening, dancing, writing, etc. Much of his work, then, sits at the place where ideas about composition, recording and distribution meet those about reception and its embeddedness in culture, society, race,...   More >