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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Innovation in Agrifood Supply Chains: Finance, Profitability, and Sustainability

Workshop | April 10 – 11, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-8 p.m. |  Energy Biosciences Building

 International and Executive Programs (IEP), Solidaridad North America

Recognizing the importance of innovation in agrifood supply chains, UC Berkeley, in collaboration with Solidaridad North America, has designed a comprehensive two-day training workshop which will examine the social, economic, and environmental aspects of agrifood supply chains and their potential for innovation.

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People Management in a Union Environment: BPM102

Workshop | April 11 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Elise Magno; Joyce Harlan

 Human Resources

The content addresses how to manage represented employees within the constraints of the laws and the labor contracts.

Local Color: Observing Place Through Color: A Two-Day Watercolor Workshop with Mimi Robinson

Workshop | April 10 – 11, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Have you ever noticed that each place has its own distinct set of colors? This two-day watercolor workshop explores the colors that make up The UC Botanical Garden. Through classroom and garden we will develop color palettes that reflect this remarkable place. Learn and refine your color mixing skills, and how “limited palettes” can create a wide range of subtle color.

$175, $160 members

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Cisco Infosession: Tech Talk and Q&A Panel

Panel Discussion | April 11 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 CS KICKSTART

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with Cisco representatives at the Collaboration Engineering Event! Be sure to come join us for Tech Talk with our Collaboration Team and Panel Discussion with Q&A including Lunch! We’ll have members from our Engineering organizations, searching for the best and brightest talent for various technical roles alike.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: No Seminar

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

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Organic Design: A Dream Like a Dream and Ago with Stan Lai and Sandra Woodall

Presentation | April 11 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Playwright/director Stan Lai (cocurator of this lecture series) and visual artist/designer Sandra Woodall will engage in a lively conversation about the idea of organic design and how it plays out in Lai’s A Dream Like a Dream and in Ago, an upcoming play being created at Berkeley.

Sandra Woodall has contributed scenic and costume designs to American Conservatory Theatre, Eureka Theatre, Magic...   More >

Seminar 271, Development, Joint with OEW: Experience of Communal Conflicts and Inter-group Lending

Seminar | April 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Ray Fisman, Boston University

 Department of Economics

*Please note change in time/location seminar due to joint event.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: Experience of Communal Conflicts and Inter-group Lending

Seminar | April 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Ray Fisman, Boston University

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Identifying Unhealthy Relationships (BEUHS061)

Workshop | April 11 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD

 Employee Assistance Program

In this workshop, Dr. Jones will discuss narcissistic personality disorder, as well as traits which are common in toxic individuals. Her discussion will include red flags that individuals should pay attention to while dating or in a relationship, and address indicators of a toxic, manipulative, and dangerous relationship with another person. Attendees will be provided a checklist which they can...   More >

New Funding Opportunity for Climate Mitigation Projects: Seeking ideas for off-campus projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or sequester carbon

Workshop | April 11 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Gerson Bakar Building-F320-Koret Classroom

 Barbara Haya, PhD, Research Fellow, California Institute for Energy and Environment

 Kira Stoll, Director of Sustainability, UC Berkeley, Office of Sustainability

 University of California Office of the President

As a part of UC’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative, UC is soliciting fundable ideas from the UC community for projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or remove GHGs from the atmosphere.

Graduate Student Introduction to Data Science Pedagogy

Workshop | April 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Data Sciences

Instruction for graduate students about using the data science teaching tools such as developing Jupyter notebooks for classes and teaching on a cloud based JupyterHub. Examples of how to support data science teaching in all types of classes. No previous experience necessary, all disciplines encouraged.

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2019

Seminar | April 11 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Kathryn DeMaster

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

Kathryn DeMaster, Assistant Professor in ESPM, will present: "Revisiting the 'Land Question': Emerging US Farmland Transitions for Small and Mid-sized Farms." Hosted by Rachel Morello-Frosch. Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

How to Do Ethnography When You Dislike Your Research Subjects? Fieldwork Within Right-Wing Groups in Italy

Colloquium | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Martina Avanza, Senior Lecturer, Political Sociology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Center for Right-Wing Studies

Ethnography does not seem to be suited for situations in which the ethnographer dislikes the group she or he studies. Some fieldworkers even think that ethnography without empathy is almost impossible to achieve. That is why scholars tend to do ethnography of left-wing or subaltern group mobilizations and to study the right from a distance, with an etic perspective.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Integer points on affine cubic surfaces

Colloquium | April 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Peter Sarnak, Princeton and IAS

 Department of Mathematics

A cubic polynomial equation in four or more variables tends to have many integer solutions, while one in two variables has a limited number of such solutions.There is a body of work establishing results along these lines. On the other hand very little is known in the critical case of three variables. For special such cubics, which we call Markoff type surfaces, a theory can be developed. We will...   More >

Assignment China: Tiananmen Square: A Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion | April 11 | 5-7:30 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center (Room 142) | Note change in location

 Graduate School of Journalism, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Thirty years ago this spring, China faced a dramatic turning point in its modern history – the Tiananmen Square protests for political reform, and the military crackdown that crushed it. It was a watershed moment not only for China but in the history of the international media, redefining the relationship between the press, public opinion, and foreign policy making, and continuing to influence...   More >

Women at the Supreme Court

Panel Discussion | April 11 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 295 Simon Hall, Warren Room

 Law, Boalt School of

Join us for a fascinating discussion with a panel of leading women litigators who have made more than 50 appearances combined before the United States Supreme Court. Cohosted by the Berkeley Judicial Institute and the Civil Justice Research Initiative.

Women at the Supreme Court

Panel Discussion | April 11 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 295, Warren Room

 Erin Murphy, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Beth Brinkmann, Covington & Burling LLP; Ginger Anders, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

Justice Leondra Kruger, California Supreme Court

 Berkeley Judicial Institute

This is a special program at Berkeley Law featuring women with significant Supreme Court practices. Join us for a fascinating panel of leading women litigators before the Court, followed by a reception. The panel will take place from 6-7:30, and the reception from 7:30-8:30.

East Bay Science Cafe - Earthquake Mythbusters

Presentation | April 11 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Dr. Jennifer Strauss, UC Berkeley Seismological Lab

 Science@Cal

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Get an overview on earthquake hazards in the Bay Area, some cool science the Berkeley Seismological Lab is working on to help increase knowledge and safety, and bust some common myths about earthquakes and preparedness. Also find out the latest news about the status of Shake Alert, the earthquake early warning system now being rolled out on the West...   More >

ShakeAlert- Earthquake warning system