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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Reading: Susan Straight

Reading - Nonfiction | February 27 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Award-winning author Susan Straight reads from her new book In the Country of Women, which the New York Times describes as “a family memoir that stretches back to the mid-19th century and traverses a forest of family trees.” Joyce Carol Oates comments, “What a beautiful book! In the Country of Women must be the most populated, celebratory, filled-with-life memoir of our time.” Viet Thanh Nguyen...   More >

BPM 106 Taking Disciplinary Action

Workshop | February 27 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content provides the information and skills needed to more confidently deal with unacceptable employee behavior and performance.

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Strongly interacting kink-antikink pairs for scalar fields on a line

Seminar | February 27 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Jacek Jendrej, Université Sorbonne Paris-Nord

 Department of Mathematics

Abstract: I will present a recent joint work with Michał Kowalczyk and Andrew Lawrie. A nonlinear wave equation with a double-well potential in 1+1 dimension admits stationary solutions called kinks and antikinks, which are minimal energy solutions connecting the two minima of the potential. We study solutions whose energy is equal to twice the energy of a kink, which is the threshold energy for...   More >

History Grad Association Research Symposium

Conference/Symposium | February 27 | 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of History

Join the History Department for its annual Graduate Student Research Symposium. Learn about the cutting edge research being undertaken by its graduate students. Morning coffee and lunch provided.

High-throughput inference of brain composition and connectivity using single-cell genomics

Seminar | February 27 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 **Arpiar Saunders**, Harvard University, Department of Genetics

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Design Thinking Tools to Build Your Career

Workshop | February 27 | 12-2 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

Feeling stuck? Unsure about your next career step? Curious about how to get started in a new field or role? This workshop employs design thinking to explore how you can create a sustainable life and work where you thrive. Learn tools to help you navigate your career path, get unstuck, and try out easy changes to increase your wellbeing and satisfaction at work.

  Register online

Authors Meet Critics - Eros Ideologies: Writings on Art, Spirituality, and the Decolonial

Panel Discussion | February 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Laura E. Pérez, Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies; Natalia Brizuela, Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Julia Bryan-Wilson, Director, Arts Research Center

 Social Science Matrix

Please join us on February 27, 2020 at 12pm for a panel discussion focused on "Eros Ideologies: Writings on Art, Spirituality, and the Decolonial," by Professor Laura Eliza Perez, Professor of Ethnic Studies and and Chair of the Latinx Research Center.

  RSVP online

California, the EU and the Future of the Transatlantic Relationship

Panel Discussion | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 California Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis; EU Ambassador to the US Stavros Lambrinidis

 Institute of European Studies, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Goldman School of Public Policy, Haas School of Business

A Public Discussion featuring EU Ambassador to the US Stavros Lambrinidis and California Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis

EU Ambassador to the US Stavros Lambrinidis & California Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | February 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 325 Cheit Hall | Canceled

 Sharat Ganapati, Assistant Professor, Georgetown

 Haas School of Business

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 >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: TOPIC: The strategic use of corporate philanthropy: Evidence from bank donations

Seminar | February 27 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Simon Xu

 Department of Economics

Simon Xu: "The strategic use of corporate philanthropy: Evidence from bank donations"

Seminar 251: “NO SEMINAR"

Seminar | February 27 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

Integrated optical trapped-ion quantum control

Seminar | February 27 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium (310)

 Karan Mehta, Postdoctoral Fellow, ETH Zürich

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk I will present recent work on ion qubit control via optical waveguide devices integrated within ion trap chips, an approach that lends robustness to noise while simultaneously enabling practical extensibility.

C-H Functionalization by Cooperative Metal Catalysis

Seminar | February 27 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Prof. Yoshiaki Nakao, Department of Material Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University

 College of Chemistry

In Search of Our Frontier: Japanese America and Settler Colonialism in the Construction of Japan’s Borderless Empire

Colloquium | February 27 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Eiichiro Azuma, University of Pennsylvania

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies 122, Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies Program, Japanese American Studies Advisory Committee

This talk explores the complex transnational history of Japanese immigrant settler colonialism, which linked Japanese America with Japan’s colonial empire through the exchange of migrant bodies, expansionist ideas, colonial expertise, and capital in the Asia-Pacific basin before World War II. The trajectories of Japanese transpacific migrants exemplified a prevalent national structure of thought...   More >

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2020: Dr. Charisma Acey (Environmental Design): Invisible Infrastructures: Creativity, Ecology and Rights to the City

Seminar | February 27 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Charisma Acey

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

Charisma Acey, Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning will present: ”Invisible Infrastructures: Creativity, Ecology and Rights to the City.” Coffee will be available before the talk at 3:00PM in 139 Mulford. Open to the public. Hosted by CNR Dean David Ackerly.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Optimal adjustment sets in non-parametric graphical models"

Seminar | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ezequiel Smucler, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

 Department of Economics

Bio-Tech Connect: Networking with industry

Career Fair | February 27 | 4-6 p.m. | Stanley Hall, Atrium

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Meet representatives from local biotech companies, large and small! All majors and levels welcome - early undergrad to PhD. Not a career fair - some will be hiring, some just want to meet you. Bring your resume if you're job searching and meet some awesome companies.

  RSVP online

Enabling Mixed Reality for Low Vision

Seminar | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306

 Yuhang Zhao, PhD Candidate, Cornell University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Visually impaired people are marginalized by inaccessible social infrastructure and technology,facing severe challenges in all aspects of their life. Mixed reality (MR) technology has the capability of incorporating virtual information into the physical environment, presenting a unique opportunity to augment the world for visually impaired people. However, it also creates a virtual...   More >

The Social History of Truth

Workshop | February 27 | 4-7 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society, Department of History, Near Eastern Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Istituto Italiano di Cultura San Francisco, Seminario di Storia della Scienza, University of Bari

This international conference/workshop groups together scholars of different fields in the Humanities (Classics, Egyptology and History of Science) who will discuss the central role that the concept of truth has played in the ancient and the modern world.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: The Moduli Space of Curves and its Tautological Ring

Colloquium | February 27 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Emily Clader, San Francisco State University

 Department of Mathematics

Enumerative geometry studies questions like: "given five points in the plane, how many conics pass through all five?" The modern approach to such questions is to translate them into intersection theory problems on a moduli space, and one of the most important of these is the Deligne-Mumford moduli space of curves. I will discuss what this space is, give a tour of some of its intersection theory,...   More >

Arts in the Afternoon: The Quilts of Rosie Lee Tompkins

Panel Discussion | February 27 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Lawrence Rinder, Director, BAMPFA; Elaine Yau, co-curator, BAMPFA

 Women's Faculty Club

Lawrence Rinder, Director of BAMPFA and Elaine Yau - Co-Curator discuss the current show Rosie Lee Tompkins' quilts at the Berkeley Art Museum. The BAMPFA retrospective of Tompkins' work reveals her as a brilliantly inventive quiltmaker and an artist of stunning variety, depth and impact.

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 5106424175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by March 27.

How Close to Doomsday? A Conversation on Stopping a New Nuclear Arms Race

Panel Discussion | February 27 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Hotel Shattuck Plaza

  2086 Allston Way, Berkeley

 Nuclear Engineering (NE)

Join former California Governor Jerry Brown, former U.S. Secretary of Energy and Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) Co-chair and CEO, Dr. Ernest J. Moniz, and Dr. Bethany Goldblum, nuclear physicist and director of the Nuclear Policy Working Group at UC Berkeley, for an urgent conversation about today’s growing risk of nuclear use, as well as solutions that can bring us back from the brink. NTI’s...   More >