Monday, April 15, 2019
Seminar | April 15 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall
Dr. Jorge Otero-Millan, Johns Hopkins University
Whenever we tilt our head towards the shoulder our eyes partially compensate by rotating around the line of sight in the opposite direction. This combination of head tilt and torsional eye movements results in a tilted retinal image, while we nevertheless perceive the world as still and upright. I will present the development of a new method to measure torsional eye movements reliably, which has... More >
Seminar | April 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 403 Latimer Hall
Drs. Nico Hernández Charpak and Ellen Keister
Being a successful scientist requires planning and managing complex team projects that span multiple years. This two-part, interactive workshop will give you the tools and insights necessary for you to navigate this type of project management. By structuring the workshop around an example research project, attendees will directly see how specific tools and strategies can be applied to their... More >
Seminar | April 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall
itle: Project Management for Scientists: Project Planning
Presenters: Drs. Nico Hernández Charpak and Ellen Keister, STROBE leadership, JILA, CU Boulder
Being a successful scientist requires planning and managing complex team projects that span multiple years. This two-part, interactive workshop will give you the tools and insights necessary for you to navigate this type... More >
Colloquium | April 15 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West
Katie Kimura, Department of Psychology; Yuan Meng, Department of Psychology
Graduate students in the Department of Psychology, Katie Kimura and Yuan Meng, will each present their current research projects.
Seminar | April 15 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Max Hlavacek, UC Berkeley
The classical Dehn–Sommerville equations, relating the face numbers of simplicial polytopes, have an analogue for cubical polytopes. These relations can be generalized to apply to simplicial and cubical Eulerian complexes. In this talk, we will introduce a few different known proofs of the classical Dehn–Sommerville relations for simplicial complexes, relating this result to concepts such as... More >
Political Economy Seminar; "Business Cycle during Structural Change: Arthur Lewis' Theory from a Neoclassical Perspective"
Seminar | April 15 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Fabrizio Zillibotti, Yale
The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.
Seminar 211, Economic History: Fireside Chats: Communication and consumer's expectations in the Great Depression
Seminar | April 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Mathieu Pedemonte, University of California - Berkeley
Seminar | April 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Felipe Lobel Araujo Castro; Clara Martinez-Toledano
Felipe Lobel Araujo Castro - "The Cost of Informality: an Optimal Taxation Approach"
Clara Martinez-Toledano - "Behavioral Responses to Housing Wealth Tax Incentives. Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Spain"
Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Free products of finite-dimensional von Neumann algebras in terms of free Araki-Woods factors
Seminar | April 15 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Michael Hartglass, Santa Clara University
A landmark result of Dykema in 1993 classified free products of tracial finite dimensional von Neumann algebras in terms of interpolated free group factors. In 1997, Shlyakhtenko constructed the free Araki-Woods factors, a natural type III analogue of the free group factors. He asked whether arbitrary free products of non-tracial finite-dimensional von Neumann algebras can always be expressed in... More >
Seminar | April 15 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Piotr Achinger, IMPAN Warsaw and MSRI
Classical Serre-Tate theory concerns the deformation theory of ordinary abelian varieties. It implies that their deformation spaces can be equipped with a group structure and a lifting of the Frobenius morphism, and consequently such varieties admit a canonical lifting to characteristic zero. In the first half of the talk, aimed at graduate students and people with no prior exposure to the topic,... More >
International Status Anxiety and Higher Education: The Soviet Legacy in China and Russia [Book Presentation and Discussion]
Presentation | April 15 | 3-4 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix, 8th Floor
This book investigates how the political underpinnings of global power shifts, caused by hierarchically concerned knowledge makers, have evolved on the post-Soviet periphery of higher education and have been anxious to move to the top of the global knowledge hierarchy. This volume engages distant and recent histories of two global superpowers the Peoples Republic of China (hereafter, China)... More >
Seminar | April 15 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Xiangwen Zhang, UC Irvine
We discuss the development on geometric and analytic aspects of the Anomaly flow. Such flow naturally arises in the study of a system of equations for supersymmetric vacua of superstrings proposed independently by C. Hull and A. Strominger in 1980s. The system allows non-vanishing torsion and they incorporate terms which are quadratic in the curvature tensor. As such they are also particularly... More >
Colloquium | April 15 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Matthew Goldrick, Northwestern University
Integration and segregation in bilingual sound structure processing
IB Finishing Talk: Genetic basis and evolutionary context for structural color shift in the Buckeye butterfly (Junonia coenia)
Seminar | April 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Rachel Thayer, UCB (Patel Lab)
We are the ones weve been waiting for: Reimagining Education in the ‘Developing World’ through an Indigenous Epistemology
Colloquium | April 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1215, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)
Uttam Teron, Parijat Academy, Assam, India
Uttam Teron will discuss his vision for the relationship between education, poverty, and social change. He is the founder of Parijat Academy in Assam, India, one of the first community schools to offer a holistic education completely free of charge. The school's guiding principle is that true education encompasses all aspects of a person's being and actively engages their entire community.
Seminar 271, Development: "Healthcare Delivery During Crises: Experimental Evidence from Sierra Leone's Ebola Outbreak"
Seminar | April 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Oeindrila Dube, University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy
Analysis and PDE Seminar: Global existence of small amplitude solutions for a model quadratic quasilinear wave-Klein-Gordon system in 2D
Seminar | April 15 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Annalaura Stingo, UC Davis
In this talk we discuss the problem of global existence of solutions to a coupled wave-Klein-Gordon system in space dimension two when initial data are small, smooth and mildly decaying at infinity. Several physical models related to general relativity have shown the importance of studying such systems but very few results are known at present in low space dimension, where linear solutions slowly... More >
Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: What matters in school choice tie-breaking? How competition guides design
Seminar | April 15 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Afshin Nikzad, USC
Virtual Internment Islamophobia, Social Technologies of Surveillance and Unequal Citizenship: 10th Annual International Islamophobia Conference
Conference/Symposium | April 15 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law
Conference Agenda, Professor and Founding Director, Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, USA
Haas Institute for Fair and Inclusive Society, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Center for Islamic Studies, GTU, ReOrient Journal, Islamophobia Studies Journal, Our Three Winners Foundation, Northern California Islamic Council
The 10th annual International Islamophobia Conference is the largest academic gathering that focuses on the subject. The yearly gathering brings together scholars, community researchers and civil rights organizations to discuss most recent findings and explore gaps in the research. This year, the conference included an exhibit hosted at the Ethnic Studies Library.
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Workshop | April 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Unit 1 Residence Hall, Putnam Main Lounge
This workshop will be led by Mamie Chow, whose approach to self defense values social justice, preventing verbal and physical violence, and creating an encouraging space to practice self and community defense skills.
Space is limited so please register!. Register online