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Friday, October 11, 2019

Connecting Plants and People: An Ethnobotanical Conversation

Colloquium | October 11 – 12, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

eth·no·bot·a·ny: the study of complex relationships between plants and people across space and time

The Garden is pleased to announce Connecting Plants and People: An Ethnobotanical Conversation, a two-day international symposium. The first day, hosted at International House, will feature prominent speakers from around the globe and the Bay Area. The second day will include hands-on workshops...   More >

  Register online

Fifth Annual CDAR Symposium 2019

Conference/Symposium | October 11 | 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, University Club

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Our conference will feature new developments in data science, highlighting applications to finance and risk management. The program features Yuan (Alan) Qi from Ant Financial, Pete Kyle from the University of Maryland, Roberto Rigobon from MIT, Jeff Bohn from Swiss Re, Solomon Hsiang from UC Berkeley, and CDAR's co-Director Robert Anderson.

  RSVP online or or by emailing Sang Oum at cdar@berkeley.edu by October 11.

Responding to the Public Charge Rule: Immigrant Well-being and Access to Services

Conference/Symposium | October 11 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 109 Moses Hall | Note change in date

 Prof. Irene Bloemraad, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

 Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Institute

Postponed due to power shuttoff - stay tuned for new date.

Join the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI) for a symposium bringing together service providers, policy makers, and other stakeholders to learn about immigrant integration resources in the Bay Area and discuss strategies to ensure immigrants' access to services in the future. ...   More >


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Essig Brunch Seminar: Entomology - insects, arachnids, and other arthopods

Seminar | October 4 – December 13, 2019 every Friday with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP "fishbowl")

 See website for current speaker and topic

 Essig Museum of Entomology

Weekly seminar series focused on insect ecology, evolution, behavior, and other research topics.

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | October 11 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of motion, and offer increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation. Optional: Join the Passport Yoga Passport Challenge and get a different stamp for each class to be entered into a drawing for a yoga prize! Please bring...   More >

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Ian Haney López - Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America

Presentation | October 11 | 12:30-2 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Ian Haney López

 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice

From presidential hopefuls to engaged voters to journalists to activists, people across the country are grappling with how to think and talk about racism in American politics. Ian Haney López, a distinguished UC Berkeley professor and the acclaimed author of Dog Whistle Politics, offers clear insights and a way forward in his highly anticipated new book. Endorsed by Robert Reich, Van Jones, Jane...   More >

 Light Lunch served at 12:00pm on a first come first serve basis.

CANCELLED - Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Self-Assembly of Nanoscale Architectures with DNA

Seminar | October 11 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521 | Canceled

 Grigory (Greg) Tikhomirov, Postdoctoral Scholar, CalTech

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This event has been cancelled

OPT Document Check Workshop

Workshop | October 11 | 2-3 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This workshop will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application. In addition, there will be a Q&A portion during which you can ask specific questions about your own application.

Please note that this workshop is specifically for OPT...   More >

MENA Salon: Religious Freedom in the Middle East and Beyond

Workshop | October 11 | 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 23 September, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Ahmed Shaheed released a report on the “Elimination of All Forms of Religious Intolerance.” The report notes the rise of anti-Semitism worldwide, pointing to the fatal attacks on synagogues in...   More >

CANCELED: Archiving the Non-Organizational Born-Digital: The Challenges Posed by Material from Individuals, Communities, Social Movements, and Events

Seminar | October 11 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Howard Besser

 Information, School of

How archives and special collections can address the transition from analog to digital creation and the digital deluge.

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled

 Polly Arnold, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Kaledin's degeneration theorem and THH (CANCELLED, will be rescheduled)

Seminar | October 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Martin Speirs, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics


This talk is concerned with an application of topological Hochschild homology (THH) to give a new proof of a result originally due to Kaledin. Given a variety smooth and proper over a field of characteristic zero, Deligne and Illusie (1987) provided a purely algebraic proof of a (non-canonical) decomposition of the de Rham cohomology...   More >