<< February 2018 >>

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Job Market Seminar

Seminar | February 1 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Niels Gormsen, Copenhagen Business School

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | February 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Erika Deserranno, Northwestern

 Department of Economics

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 >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | February 1 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Markus Pelger, Stanford

 Center for Risk Management Research

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

The Gendered Politics of Socialist Consumption in North Korea, 1953-1965

Colloquium | February 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Andre Schmid, University of Toronto

 Laura Nelson, UC Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

How was ‘proper’ consumption conceived in the newly emergent socialist order of North Korea? Despite the desire of the Party-state to represent a population united around the Kim family and the (not unrelated) tendency of foreign observers to see North Korea as an extreme case of totalitarianism, there was in fact no straightforward answer to this question in the early postwar years.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | February 2 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UCBG Director, Eric Siegel, for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

Labor Lunch Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | February 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Marianne Bitler, UC Davis

 Center for Labor Economics

NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction

Workshop | February 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Library

 Library

A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.

Modulating Electron Beams in Space and Time to Probe for Genuine Structures and Function at the Atomic Scale: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 2 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location

 Dr. Christian Kisielowski, LBNL / Molecular Foundry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

In high resolution electron microscopy objects are actively altered by the intense electron irradiation that is necessary to reach single atom sensitivity. In these circumstances a control of beam-sample interactions is no longer a commodity but a necessity. Therefore, it is of outstanding interest to develop new tools and concepts that strive for a stricter control of the probing electron beam...   More >

MENA Salon

Workshop | February 2 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday in the semester, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | February 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | February 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Xiangfeng Duan, UCLA

 College of Chemistry

Monday, February 5, 2018

Lotfi Zadeh Memorial Symposium: The Life and Research of a Pioneer

Conference/Symposium | February 5 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Program TBD

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | February 5 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

PF Lunch Seminar:

Seminar | February 5 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Yotam Shem-Tov; Johannes Hermle

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Johannes Hermle - "Gender Norms and the Relative Income Distribution within Married Couples: Evidence from German Tax Data”

Yotam Shem-Tov - "New Estimates of the Incapacitation and Criminogenic Effects of Prison"

  RSVP online by January 30.

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Bi-Boolean Independence for Pairs of Algebras (after Gu and Skoufranis)

Seminar | February 5 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Brent Nelson, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we will introduce some of the basic ideas related to bi-Boolean independence. After establishing a combinatorial characterization of bi-Boolean independence, we will consider the associated convolutions and transforms of this independence. Time permitting, we will also establish some additive bi-Boolean limit theorems.

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Dynamic Information Acquisition from Multiple Sources"

Seminar | February 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Xiaosheng Mu, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

This is a job market seminar. Note the change in location.

Job Market Seminar: "Dynamic Information Acquisition from Multiple Sources"

Seminar | February 5 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Xiaosheng Mu, Harvard Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Game Theory, Decision Theory, Behavioral Economics

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Apple Networking Day

Career Fair | February 6 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Apple is coming to UC Berkeley and they will have about 40 engineers from every area of their business that are looking forward to meeting interested students. Please feel free to drop by the Garbarini Lounge anytime between 10:00am-3:00pm, as your schedule allows, we hope to see you there!

William G. Dauben Lecture in Organic Chemistry: Expanding the Scopes of Synthetic Organic and Polymer Chemistries: Utilization of the Inherent Stereochemical and Functional Diversities of Natural Products to Produce Unique Biomedical Materials

Seminar | February 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Karen Wooley, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University

 College of Chemistry

A primary interest in the Wooley laboratory is the production of functional polymers from renewable sources that are capable of reverting to those natural products once their purpose has been served. The inherent stereochemical and functional diversities of natural products provide opportunities to expand the scopes and complexities of polymer materials, by utilizing fundamental synthetic organic...   More >

The Fante Confederation never happened: silence, space, and the earnest historian in West Africa

Colloquium | February 6 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Trevor Getz, Professor and Chair, Department of History, San Francisco State University

 Center for African Studies

This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.

Trevor Getz with local scholar in Ghana

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | February 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 David Huffman, University of Pittsburgh

 Department of Economics

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | February 6 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | February 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 David Reichman, Columbia University

 College of Chemistry

Design Field Notes: Margaret Hagan

Seminar | February 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Margaret Hagan, director of Stanford's Legal Design Lab, will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

KEYS Track 1b- Creating an Inclusive Work Environment

Course | February 7 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Sid Reel

 Human Resources

This course will explore the importance of creating inclusive work environments and effective teams. We will examine the principles of equity and inclusion, emotional intelligence, and multi-generational workforce issues. The class will finish with an Interactive Theater presentation and participatory discussion. By applying these principles and treating people with fairness and respect,...   More >

Food Systems Policy and Communications Workshop Series 2017–18: Session 3: Engaging with the Media

Workshop | February 7 | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall

 Haven Bourque, Founder, HavenBMedia

 Berkeley Food Institute

Session 3: Engaging with the Media

Training on practical tools for researchers and policy experts to effectively engage with the media. Topics include establishing connections with key reporters and becoming a trusted source for specific beats and issues.

Featuring: Haven Bourque, HavenBMedia

 Free. RSVP online

“Massively Parallel Synthetic Investigation of Protein Folding and Binding”

Seminar | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Gabriel Rocklin, University of Washington

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Computationally designed miniproteins (~40 amino acids in length) have exciting potential as therapeutics and are also ideal model systems for studying protein biophysics. We recently introduced massively parallel methods for designing, expressing, and experimentally testing tens of thousands of entirely new proteins, leading to an avalanche of new protein structures. Assaying these "de novo"...   More >

A natural mouse model of cryptosporidiosis

Seminar | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Adam Sateriale, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Speaker TBA

Seminar | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 TBA

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Can Subsidized Early Child Care Promote Women’s Employment? Evidence from a Slum Settlement in Africa: Shelley Clark, McGill University/Stanford

Colloquium | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Shelley Clark, Professor, McGill University; 2017-18 Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "RNA structure encodes specificity in intracellular phase transitions"

Seminar | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Amy Gladfelter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The Gladfelter lab is interested in how cells are organized in time and space.  We study how cytoplasm is spatially patterned and how cells sense their own shape.  We also investigate how timing in the cell division cycle can be highly variable yet still accurate.

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Job Market Seminar

Seminar | February 7 | 12:30-2 p.m. | C125 Haas School of Business

 Laura Blattner, Harvard

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

[Peterson Speaker Series] Chef Dan Barber: : A Case for Regenerative Cooking

Panel Discussion | February 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room

 Dan Barber

 Will Rosenzweig

 Center for Responsible Business, Berkeley Food Institute

It’s time to reimagine the way we eat from the ground up.

Each day, we see more irrefutable evidence that our global food system is broken. Soils erode, fisheries collapse, forests shrink, heart diseases rise. Studies show a new way of organic and regenerative farming is necessary to meet the challenges of the future. But what about a new way of eating? Can the principles of regenerative...   More >

Free

  Register online

Chef Dan Barber

How Did US-Russian Relations Get So Bad and How Might They Be Improved?

Colloquium | February 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 George Breslauer, Professor of the Graduate School, The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

The current hostility in US-Russian relations goes back to the aftermath of the collapse of the USSR and the formal end of the Cold War. US International behavior in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa progressively alienated Russian leaders, leading, under Putin, to sharp reactions. In response to those reactions, US leaders of both parties came to demonize Russia and Putin and to up the...   More >

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Darwin Day Lecture: Title to be announced

Seminar | February 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 James Costa, Western Carolina University

 Department of Integrative Biology

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | February 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Daniel Haanwinckel, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

Media and Medicine: News Productions of Public Health

Colloquium | February 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Charles Briggs, Anthropology; Mauricio Najarro, Medical Anthropology

 Center for Race and Gender

Making Health Public: How News Coverage is Remaking Media, Medicine, and Contemporary Life
Charles Briggs, Anthropology

Of Mothers and Addicts: Racialization and the Translation of Interests in Contemporary News Coverage of the Opioid Epidemic in the San Francisco Bay Area
Mauricio Najarro, Medical Anthropology

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | February 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | February 8 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | TBD Cheit Hall

 Nathan Hendren, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

joint with PF/Labor/OEW

Friday, February 9, 2018

Labor Lunch Seminar: "Employment Adjustment around Childbirth"

Seminar | February 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Barbara Pertold-Gebicka; Filip Pertold

 Center for Labor Economics

Hierarchical Nanoscale Assemblies for the Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2 by H2O: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 9 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location

 Dr. Heinz Frei, LBNL / Molecular Biophysics and Bioimaging

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Closing of the photosynthetic cycle of water oxidation and carbon dioxide reduction on the shortest possible length scale – the nanoscale – offers the advantage of minimizing efficiency degrading ion transport processes and of chemical side reactions.

Square inch sized arrays of cobalt oxide-silica core-shell nanotubes offer a design for scalable artificial photosystems in which the cycle of...   More >

MENA Salon

Workshop | February 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday in the semester, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Spreading the Word: Woodblock Publishing Sites and Book Distribution Networks in the Qing

Colloquium | February 9 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Cynthia Brokaw, History, Brown University

 Michael Nylan, History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The commercial publishing boom of the late Ming was largely a regional phenomenon, as most businesses of any size were confined to the cities of Jiangnan and Jianyang (in northern Fujian). By the eighteenth century, however, the geography of commercial publishing had changed, as more and more entrepreneurs, responding to a rising demand for texts, founded important publishing operations in the...   More >

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | February 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Yi Lu, University of Illinois

 College of Chemistry

Saturday, February 10, 2018

FAMILY PROGRAM: A Botanical Valentine Tea

Workshop | February 10 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Our annual tradition returns with a lovely botanical tea in honor of Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a celebration of herbs and flowers at this educational walk and tea party, with a special opportunity to collect for our make-your-own tea party snacks and garden drinks. Finish the fun by making valentines from pressed botanicals to take home.

$24 Adult $20 Child, $19 Member Adult $15 Member Child

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

FAMILY PROGRAM: A Botanical Valentine Tea

Workshop | February 10 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Our annual tradition returns with a lovely botanical tea in honor of Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a celebration of herbs and flowers at this educational walk and tea party, with a special opportunity to collect for our make-your-own tea party snacks and garden drinks. Finish the fun by making valentines from pressed botanicals to take home.

$24 Adult $20 Child, $19 Member Adult $15 Member Child

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Monday, February 12, 2018

PF Lunch Seminar:

Seminar | February 12 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Francis Wong; Jonathan Holmes; Peter Jones

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

  RSVP online by February 7.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | February 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Jing Cai, Maryland

 Department of Economics

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 >

Political Economy Seminar

Seminar | February 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Moses Hall, Moses Hall 223

 Guo Xu, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Job Market Seminar

Seminar | February 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | C320 Haas School of Business

 Scott Nelson, MIT

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar and Real Estate Seminar

Probabilistic operator Algebra Seminar: Asymptotics for a class of meandric systems, via the Hasse diagram of $NC(n)$

Seminar | February 12 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Alexandru Nica, University of Waterloo

 Department of Mathematics

I will present a joint paper with Ian Goulden and Doron Puder (arXiv:1708.05188), concerning a family of diagrammatic objects called meandric systems. These objects have received a substantial amount of interest from mathematical physicists and from combinatorialists, and the study of the number of components of a random meandric system offers some very appealing, yet difficult problems. In...   More >

The Displacement of Borders among Russian Koreans in Northeast Asia

Colloquium | February 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Hyun-Gwi Park, University of Cambridge

 Steven Lee, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Mongolia Initiative

Since the late nineteenth century, ethnic Koreans have represented a small yet significant portion of the population of the Russian Far East, but until now, the phenomenon has been largely understudied. Based on extensive historical and ethnographic research, this is the first book in English to chart the contemporary social life of Koreans in the complex borderland region. Dispelling the...   More >

Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar

Seminar | February 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Squire Booker, Penn State

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | February 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Burkhard C. Schipper, UC Davis

 Department of Economics

Seminar 271, Development: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | February 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jing Cai, University of Maryland

 Department of Economics

Ludmila Ulitskaya’s Daniel Stein: Teenage Translator, Trusted Tour Guide, and a Text Transfigured

Colloquium | February 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Judith Deutsch Kornblatt, Professor Emerita, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Wisconsin - Madison

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

This is the first lecture of the Spring 2018 Slavic Graduate Colloquium lecture series.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Africanisation and Government Intelligence: the Politics of Security in the Gold Coast, 1948 - 1957

Colloquium | February 13 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Chase Arnold, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley Department of History

 Center for African Studies

In 1948, the Gold Coast witnessed a week of rioting sparked by political protest and violent confrontation with police. After the riots, the British and Gold Coast governments implemented numerous political reforms, transitioning the colony toward self-rule and, eventually, independence. The riots also spurred security reform in the Gold Coast. For many in Accra and London, the riots demonstrated...   More >

Development Lunch: "Demand-driven enforcement of labor law in Bangladesh"

Seminar | February 13 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Laura Boudreau

 Department of Economics

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "Group Membership Magnifies the Dark Side of Human Social Behavior"

Seminar | February 13 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Michal Bauer, CERGE-EI and Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University; Julie Chytilová, Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University

 Department of Economics

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop

Workshop | February 13 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stephens Lounge

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen who is planning to study and/or intern abroad? Attend the Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop and learn about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a federal scholarship which funds up to $5,000 towards a study abroad experience.

The Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop will review scholarship and eligibility requirements,...   More >

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | February 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Lutz Maibaum, University of Washington

 College of Chemistry

Design Field Notes: Jennifer Jacobs

Seminar | February 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Jennifer Jacobs, whose research examines ways to diversify participation and practice in procedural art and computational design, will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Jean Michaud and Dan Smyer Yü | Zomia, Frictions and Multistate Margins in Modern Trans-Himalayas

Reading - Nonfiction | February 13 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Dan Smyer Yü, Professor and Director, Center for Trans-Himalayan Studies, Yunnan Minzu University; Jean Michaud, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Laval University

 Stéphane Gros, Visiting Scholar at the Institute for 2017; Researcher, Centre for Himalayan Studies, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Himalayan Studies Program, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

A talk on recent scholarship on the Trans Himalayan regions by anthropologists Jean Michaud & Dan Smyer Yü.

Digital Scholarly Editions with TEI

Workshop | February 13 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab, 350 Barrows Hall

 Stacy Reardon, Library

 Library

The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) offers a standard way of describing texts to make them machine readable. A flavor of XML, TEI has been used in many humanities and social sciences disciplines, and it has a dedicated vocabulary for describing literary texts. TEI may be used to create digital editions, prepare texts for research, and preserve texts in a digital format. In this workshop, we'll...   More >

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Speaker TBA

Seminar | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 TBA

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Transfer Student Success Workshop: The Power of Research - Learn how research can enrich your undergraduate experience

Workshop | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Transfer Student Center, Room 105

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Power of Research - Learn how research can enrich your undergraduate experience

“Defining Microbiota and Host Resilience to Physical Perturbations: A Multi-Scale Approach”

Seminar | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Carolina Tropini, Stanford University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Physical perturbations are prevalent in the bacterial world. Changes in the environmental mechanical properties, temperature, pH, or osmotic pressure apply broad spectrum stresses to bacterial communities and drive evolution. Specifically, in the human gut, osmotic stress is a common disturbance caused by food intolerance, malabsorption, and widespread laxative use. In my postdoctoral studies, I...   More >

8 Pivotal Moments: Events that changed the course of my career

Colloquium | February 14 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Sheldon Cohen, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

This talk is a summary of Dr. Cohen’s research over the last 45 years. It is organized by “pivots” – experiences that altered the direction of his work. Work he will discuss includes studies of the effects of environmental noise (traffic and aircraft) on cognition, affect and physiology of elementary school children; of the role of social ties, social supports, and social conflicts in physical...   More >

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Workplace Civility: Respect in Action

Workshop | February 15 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Julia Horvath, Staff Ombuds Office

 Staff Ombuds Office

Learn practical steps for promoting civility at work, including guidelines for considerate conduct and ideas for creating a more inclusive work environment. Participants will also learn how to help their unit establish group norms and effective ways to respond to rudeness.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | February 15 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Jeff Bohn, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: NO Seminar

Seminar | February 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

2018 College of Environmental Design Career Fair

Career Fair | February 15 | 3-7 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 College of Environmental Design

The annual College of Environmental Design Career Fair brings together wide ranging employers and design firms to meet and recruit UC Berkeley students in the disciplines of architecture, planning, urban studies and other environmental design fields.

The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam - Ula Taylor

Colloquium | February 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Ula Taylor

 Center for Race and Gender

The CRG Thursday Forum presents...

The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam
Ula Taylor, African American Studies
Respondents TBA   More >

Friday, February 16, 2018

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | February 16 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UCBG Director, Eric Siegel, for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

Labor Lunch Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | February 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Daniel Haanwinckel, UC Berkeley

 Center for Labor Economics

Exploring the Nanoworld Inside Cells: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location

 Prof. Eric Betzig, UC Berkeley / LBNL, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

A single mammalian cell is a complex yet robust machine self-assembled from approximately 100 million copies of tens of thousands of distinct proteins, each only a few nanometers in size. Reverse engineering this system is a daunting task, not only because of the small size and shear number of components, but also because the system is exquisitely sensitive to perturbation, either by scientific...   More >

MENA Salon

Workshop | February 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday in the semester, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | February 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Stosh Kozimor, Los Alamos National Laboratory

 College of Chemistry

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LAEP Symposium: The Aesthetics of Planting Design

Conference/Symposium | February 17 – 18, 2018 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FEB 17 - 18, 2018: The two-day symposium “The Aesthetics of Planting Design” will host twelve accomplished landscape architects and historians who will discuss planting design as an environmental art, using examples drawn from their own design work.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

LAEP Symposium: The Aesthetics of Planting Design

Conference/Symposium | February 17 – 18, 2018 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FEB 17 - 18, 2018: The two-day symposium “The Aesthetics of Planting Design” will host twelve accomplished landscape architects and historians who will discuss planting design as an environmental art, using examples drawn from their own design work.

The Four Treasures of Brush Painting: Orchid with Karen LeGault

Workshop | February 18 | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

While there are many lessons in Asian Brush Painting, there are four classics of flower painting in the tradition of Chinese Brush traditionally known as the 'Four Gentleman,' this series will introduce these plants, including bamboo, plum blossoms, orchid, and chrysanthemum.

$75, $65 members | $265, $235 members for all Four

  Register online or by calling 510- 664 - 9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Exploration of Forms: Afro-Cuban with José Francisco Barroso: Public Movement Workshop Series

Workshop | February 18 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

TDPS presents a series of three spring workshops with Cuban dancer and choreographer José Francisco Barroso on January 28, February 18, and March 18, 2018. 10:30am-12pm. Free and open to the public. Live drumming.

International Alumni Career Chats (Business Careers for Non-business Majors)

Career Fair | February 18 | 6-7 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Career Center

International students with majors in humanity and social science areas may face more challenging job market and hurdles with work authorization and visa requirements. Come and talk to the international alumni who graduated with the same majors as you and are working in the Bay Area.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Seminar 231, Public Finance: HOLIDAY

Seminar | February 19 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 000 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Seminar 271, Development: Presidents' Day

Seminar | February 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Department of Economics

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: No Meeting

Seminar | February 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Melvin Calvin Lecture in Organic Chemistry: DNA-mediated Signaling

Seminar | February 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Jacqueline Barton, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech

 College of Chemistry

Many experiments have now shown that double helical DNA can serve as a conduit for efficient redox chemistry over long molecular distances. This chemistry is exquisitely sensitive to perturbations in the DNA base stack, such as arise with base mismatches, lesions, and protein binding. We have now been exploring how this chemistry may be used within the cell for long range signaling. Increasingly,...   More >

Distributive politics for an urbanizing continent: A view from Ghana

Colloquium | February 20 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Jeffrey Paller, Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco Department of Politics

 Center for African Studies

Dominant social science approaches to distributive politics focus on elections and social characteristics. Yet these approaches often overlook the historical evolution of local contexts, as well as how certain residents and groups make meaning of specific goods and resources. This is particularly important in cities where land is scarce while property values rise, enabling politicians and leaders...   More >

Publish Digital Books and Open Educational Resources with Pressbooks

Workshop | February 20 | 1:10-2:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle Hall 117 (Level D)

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Library

Pressbooks is often the tool of choice for academics creating digital books, open textbooks, and open educational resources, since you can license your materials for reuse however you desire. Learn why and how to use Pressbooks for publishing your original books or course materials. You'll leave the workshop with a project already under way!

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "The effect of early education on social preferences"

Seminar | February 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Anya Samek, University of Southern California

 Department of Economics

Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium: 3rd year talks

Colloquium | February 20 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Paul Krueger, Graduate Student, Psychology Department, UC Berkeley; Maria Eckstein, Graduate Student, Psychology Department, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | February 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 College of Chemistry