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Monday, April 15, 2019

The third dimension of eye movements: torsion and visual-vestibular integration

Seminar | April 15 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Dr. Jorge Otero-Millan, Johns Hopkins University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

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 >

STROBE Seminar Series: Project Management for Scientists: Project Planning

Seminar | April 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 403 Latimer Hall

 Drs. Nico Hernández Charpak and Ellen Keister

 College of Chemistry

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 >

Project Management for Scientists: Project Planning: STROBE Seminar

Seminar | April 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. Nico Hernández Charpak, Associate Director of Education, STROBE; Dr. Ellen Keister, Associate Director of Education, STROBE


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 >

Developmental Psychology Colloquium

Colloquium | April 15 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Katie Kimura, Department of Psychology; Yuan Meng, Department of Psychology

 Department of Psychology

Graduate students in the Department of Psychology, Katie Kimura and Yuan Meng, will each present their current research projects.

Combinatorics Seminar: Dehn-Sommerville Equations for Eulerian Cubical Complexes

Seminar | April 15 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Max Hlavacek, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

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

 Department of Economics

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

 Department of Economics

Seminar 231, Public Finance:

Seminar | April 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Felipe Lobel Araujo Castro; Clara Martinez-Toledano

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

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

 Department of Mathematics

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 >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Serre-Tate theory for Calabi-Yau varieties

Seminar | April 15 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Piotr Achinger, IMPAN Warsaw and MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

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

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

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 People’s Republic of China (hereafter, China)...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: The Anomaly flow

Seminar | April 15 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Xiangwen Zhang, UC Irvine

 Department of Mathematics

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 >

Integration and segregation in bilingual sound structure processing

Colloquium | April 15 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Matthew Goldrick, Northwestern University

 Department of Linguistics

Integration and segregation in bilingual sound structure processing

We are the ones we’ve 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

 Graduate School of Education

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.

MSW Panel: What to expect in graduate school

Panel Discussion | April 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 116 Haviland Hall

 Social Welfare, School of

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

 Department of Economics

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

 Department of Mathematics

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

 Department of Economics

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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Self Defense for Self Determination

Workshop | April 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Unit 1 Residence Hall, Putnam Main Lounge

 Mamie Chow

 Gender Equity Resource Center

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