Thursday, February 27, 2020
Reading - Nonfiction | February 27 | 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 >
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
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 >
Conference/Symposium | February 27 | 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
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.
Seminar | February 27 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
**Arpiar Saunders**, Harvard University, Department of Genetics
Workshop | February 27 | 12-2 p.m. | 198 University Hall
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.
Panel Discussion | February 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall
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.
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
A Public Discussion featuring EU Ambassador to the US Stavros Lambrinidis and California Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis
Seminar | February 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 325 Cheit Hall | Canceled
Sharat Ganapati, Assistant Professor, Georgetown
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 >
IB Seminar: Eco-Evo-Endocrinology: An Integrative Framework for Understanding How Animals Adapt to Changing Environments
Seminar | February 27 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Ben Dantzer, University of Michigan
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: "The strategic use of corporate philanthropy: Evidence from bank donations"
Seminar | February 27 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium (310)
Karan Mehta, Postdoctoral Fellow, ETH Zürich
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.
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
In Search of Our Frontier: Japanese America and Settler Colonialism in the Construction of Japans Borderless Empire
Colloquium | February 27 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall
Eiichiro Azuma, University of Pennsylvania
This talk explores the complex transnational history of Japanese immigrant settler colonialism, which linked Japanese America with Japans 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
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 | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Ezequiel Smucler, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
Career Fair | February 27 | 4-6 p.m. | Stanley Hall, Atrium
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.
Seminar | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306
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 >
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.
Colloquium | February 27 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Emily Clader, San Francisco State University
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 >
Panel Discussion | February 27 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge
Lawrence Rinder, Director, BAMPFA; Elaine Yau, co-curator, BAMPFA
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 email@example.com by March 27.
Panel Discussion | February 27 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Hotel Shattuck Plaza
2086 Allston Way, Berkeley
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 todays growing risk of nuclear use, as well as solutions that can bring us back from the brink. NTIs... More >