Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Conference/Symposium | December 3 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum (6th floor), Chou Hall
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Seminar | December 3 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM KALX
Katie Keliiaa, Department of Ethnic Studies; Andrew Saintsing, Department of Integrative Biology
Katie studies the Bay Area Outing Program, an early twentieth century assimilation program which took Native American women out of their tribal lands and brought them to the Bay Area to perform domestic work. Katie discusses how the Native American women in the program managed to resisted assimilation and managed to establish vibrant communities rooted in pan-Indian identity.
Workshop | December 3 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House
J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of legal permanent residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.
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Amgen Seminar in Organic Chemistry: Twists and turns along the path of reactivity-driven methodology development
Seminar | December 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Carbocations are important reactive intermediates that are invoked in many chemical transformations. These species are usually of the tricoordinated variety. Conversely, dicoordinated carbenium ions are rarely invoked as intermediates in practical chemical processes due to their high energy and energetically challenging formation. In this talk I will discuss our recent efforts to utilize phenyl... More >
Presentation | December 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**
RSVP by November 29.
Workshop | December 3 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Elliott DiTusa, LPCC, Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance
Being fully present and engaged can be a daily challenge for most people. In this interactive workshop we will learn sport psychology techniques and how to apply them to our daily lives. Specifically, this workshop will teach us focused goal-setting, as well as mindful, cognitive, and somatic strategies used by athletes to increase focus and performance.
Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics (Joint with Public Seminar): The Optimal Taxation of Lotteries
Seminar | December 3 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Benjamin Lockwood, University of Pennsylvania
Seminar | December 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
Yeka Aponte, National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH
The diverse collection of genetically-distinct cell types in the lateral hypothalamus (LH) is crucial for orchestrating a variety of motivated behaviors that facilitate survival. A pivotal role of the LH in regulating appetitive and reward-related behaviors has been evident for decades. However, the contributions of LH circuits to other survival behaviors has been less explored. Here we examine... More >
Presentation | December 3 | 2-3 p.m. | Cory Hall, Swarm Immersion, 490 Cory Hall
Alper Ozgurluk, Prof. Clark T.-C. Nguyen Research Lab, BSAC
Single-digit-nanometer electrode-to-resonator gaps have enabled 200-MHz radial-contour mode polysilicon disk resonators with motional resistance Rx as low as 144Ohm while still posting Qs exceeding 10,000, all with only 2.5V dc-bias. The demonstrated gap spacings down to 7.98nm are the smallest to date for upper-VHF micromechanical resonators and fully capitalize on the fourth power dependence... More >
Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Propagation of singularities for gravity-capillary waves
Seminar | December 3 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Hui Zhu, MSRI
The surface tension makes free surfaces of fluids instantaneously smooth. For 2D gravity-capillary waves, this phenomenon has been justified by Christianson–Hur–Staffilani and Alazard–Burq–Zuily as local smoothing effects. In this talk, I will present a microlocal justification of this phenomenon for gravity-capillary waves in arbitrary dimensions. My main results are two propagation... More >
Harold S. Johnston Lecture: Atmospheric chemistry of volatile organic compounds in the limit as tropospheric NOx approaches pre-industrial concentrations
Seminar | December 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
As a result of controls on NOx emissions from cars, trucks, and electricity production, NOx levels (sum on NO and NO2) have decreased rapidly across North America over the past decades. The reductions in NO alter the photochemical pathways followed in the oxidation of numerous chemicals emitted from the biosphere and from anthropogenic activities. The gas phase chemistry in the low NO regime has... More >
Colloquium | December 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Paul Evans, Professor of Asian and trans-Pacific affairs, University of British Columbia
The deepening Sino-American conflict presents very difficult problems for China scholars and universities with extensive activities in, on and with China. With an eye on the contemporary situation, the presentation will focus on the intellectual, institutional, and policy activities of John Fairbank in the 1950s. What can we learn from a Cold War era eerily consonant with today?
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RESCHEDULED: Sugata Ray | Climate Change and the Art of Devotion: Geoaesthetics in the Land of Krishna, 1550–1850
Reading - Nonfiction | December 3 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall | Note change in date
Sugata Ray, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art, History of Art Department, UC Berkeley
Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies
A conversation around Professor Sugata Ray's recent publication, Climate Change and the Art of Devotion: Geoaesthetics in the Land of Krishna, 15501850.
Branches of the Same Tree: The National Academies on the Role of the Humanities and the Arts in STEM/M
Panel Discussion | December 3 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
Hosted by A+Ds ongoing public lecture series Arts + Design Mondays, this bold and imaginative conversation will contemplate the future of creativity in higher education and the future of Discovery at UC Berkeley. For this conversation, I will be joined by Paul Alivisatos, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost; Randy Katz, Vice Chancellor for Research; together with Tom Rudin and Irene Ngun from... More >