<< September 2018 >>

Friday, September 7, 2018

3rd US - India Conference: A Transforming India - Tapping Growth opportunities

Conference/Symposium | September 7 | 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, 6th Floor

 All India Management Association, Haas School of Business, Hero Enterprise, The Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, The Institute for South Asia Studies

The 3rd edition of the US India Conference at UC Berkeley

  Registration opens June 24. Register online or or by emailing Bijoy Philip at bphilip@aima.in by September 6.

2018 AJLS Conference: Past, Present, and Future - Evidence, Transmission, and Inheritance in Japanese Literature and Media

Conference/Symposium | September 7 | 9:45 a.m.-7 p.m. | Doe Library, 180 and 190

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Townsend Center for the Humanities, National Institute of Japanese Literature

The 2018 AJLS Conference seeks to address the history and theory of Japanese literature and media with special attention given to the ways in which writers have grappled with the problems of evidence, transmission, and inheritance and how these problems continue to renew and complicate the relation between the past, present, and future.

Free

  Register online

UCDC Info Session: Spring 2019 application deadline, Sept. 20, 2018

Information Session | September 7 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and research in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

Labor Lunch: "Consumer Spending During Unemployment: Positive and Normative Implications"

Seminar | September 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Peter Ganong, The University of Chicago Harris Public Policy

 Center for Labor Economics

You are welcome to bring your lunch ~ food will not be provided

Higher Education Researchers Workgroup

Meeting | September 7 – December 7, 2018 the first Friday of the month every month | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, 766/768 CSHE Conference Room

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The goal of this new group is to bring together qualitative and quantitative higher education researchers working on issues at Berkeley, the University of California, the State of California or elsewhere for the mutual exchange of knowledge, ideas and issues through:
Acquainting one another with their respective research
Discussing research strategies, data base use and data issues
Engaging...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Anne Maclachlan at maclach@berkeley.edu

New Frontiers in Language Technology for Minority Languages

Lecture | September 7 | 12-2 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Kevin Scannell, Professor of Computer Science, Saint Louis University

 Institute of European Studies

Professor Kevin Scannell (Computer Science, Saint Louis University) will discuss some of the challenges faced by minority language communities when developing advanced languages technologies such as machine translation and speech recognition, and strategies for meeting those challenges. Most of the talk will focus on Irish and Celtic languages, but will also discuss efforts to scale up to the...   More >

Free

  Register online

Bear Bites

Special Event | September 7 | 12-2 p.m. |  Lower Sproul Plaza

 ASUC Student Union

Food Sampling! Cotton Candy! Popcorn! Gift Card Hurricane! It's all happening at Bear Bites! Come celebrate the ASUC Student Union's new food: La Cocina's Cantina, 1951 Coffee Company, and the Bear's Lair Tavern.

The Effects of Mandatory Disclosure of Supermarket Prices

Seminar | September 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall

 Itai Ater, Tel Aviv University

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

Abstract
We study how mandatory online disclosure of supermarket prices affects prices and price dispersion in brick-and-mortar stores. Using data collected before and after a transparency regulation went into effect in the Israeli food retail market, multiple complementary control groups and relying on a differences-in-differences research design, we document a sharp decline in price dispersion...   More >

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | September 7 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/7, Salsa will be 10/19, Hula / Polynesian will be11/2, and Zumba / Salsa will be 12/7. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Amazon Aurora: On Avoiding Distributed Consensus for I/Os, Commits, and Membership Changes

Colloquium | September 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Woz 430 Soda Hall

 Sailesh Krishnamurthy, Amazon Web Services

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Amazon Aurora is a relational database service for OLTP workloads offered as part of Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this talk, we describe the architecture of Aurora and the design considerations leading to that architecture. We believe the central constraint in high throughput data processing has moved from compute and storage to the network. Aurora brings a novel architecture to the relational...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Massive Cloud Computing for Solid-State and EM calculations

Seminar | September 7 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Mukul Agrawal, Kogence Inc.

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk we will present a High Performance Computing platform that allows scientists to on-the-fly create massive (~100,000 cores) self-scaling HPC cluster for a fraction of cost (~$2000). Cluster traces the MPI and openMP workload demand and creates and kills nodes automatically. We will look into few representative real life use cases from solid state devices and electromagnetic...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Bio-Inspired Metal-Coordination Crosslinking: Easy Access to Broad Dynamics When Engineering Polymer Gel Mechanics: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Niels Holten-Andersen, MIT, Materials Science & Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Efforts to engineer polymer material mechanics are increasingly coupled to the design of transient crosslink dynamics. We have sought to gain a deeper understanding of how polymer gel mechanical properties can be controlled over multiple hierarchical time-scales via design of bioinspired
metal-coordinate crosslink structure on multiple length-scales.

By utilizing metal ion coordination...   More >

Getting Your Bearings: Tour the Bioscience, Natural Resources and Public Health Library

Tour/Open House | September 7 | 2-2:30 p.m. | 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Library

Drop in for an introduction to the Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library. Find out what's new and online.

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Large Deviations and Localization of the Microcanonical Ensembles Given by Multiple Constraints II

Seminar | September 7 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kyeongsik Nam, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will talk about the general aspects of the microcanonical ensembles given by several constraints. In contrast to the single constraint, interesting phase transition and localization phenomenon can happen. The general theory to study this structure, using the large deviation principle, will be given.

MENA Salon: Turkey's Economic Turbulence and Rift with US

Workshop | September 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Chronic problems of the Turkish economy resurfaced before and after the anticipated presidential election in June, which for many was going to mark the beginning of a new era. It was assumed that the reelection of Erdogan may calm financial markets. But after the spat between US and Turkey over the fate of North Carolina Pastor Andrew Brunson, imprisoned in October 2016 in Turkey over alleged...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Franck Bedrossian, UC Berkeley

Colloquium | September 7 | 3 p.m. |  Hargrove Music Library

 Department of Music

After initial studies in orchestration, and analysis at the Regional Conservatory of Paris, Franck Bedrossian studied composition closely with Allain Gaussin. He continued his studies at the Paris Conservatory (seminars with Gerard Grisey and later Marco Stroppa), where upon graduation he received unanimously the first prize for Analysis, and the first prize in Composition. In 2002–2003 he was in...   More >

A Hermeneutical Metatheory for Information Science

Seminar | September 7 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Luciana Corts Mendes

 Information, School of

The aim of the research is to present a unifying framework for information science that has hermeneutics as its foundation. Hermeneutics, a theory and methodology of interpretation, will be briefly explained, as well as how it can underlie information scienceâs basis. The research argues that a unifying framework for information science that is based on hermeneutics posits human sense-making...   More >

Collaborative control and autonomy for traffic optimization

Lecture | September 7 | 4 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Ankur Mehta, UCLA

 Institute of Transportation Studies

ABSTRACT:
Urban and suburban communities are experiencing rapid growth in both population and density, adding considerable strain on transportation infrastructure. This in turn detracts from quality of life through the consequent increased commuter delays, energy consumption, and pollution associated with transit. While autonomous vehicle technology promises to improve traffic conditions through...   More >

Hands On 13: An Artists’ Books Event: Debris: Inorganic Organic with Lauri Twitchell

Social Event | September 7 | 4-6 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Lauri Twitchell

 Library

Artists' books are simply books made by artists. Whether tactile or conceptual, they range in thematic content including the political, the sentimental, the instructive, or the purely beautiful. Our Hands On Artists’ Book events allow you to handle 25 books from our rare book vaults.

Found objects, whether natural or debris found in the landscape, evoke a dialogue between maker and object....   More >

New Strategies in Carbene Transfer Catalysis

Seminar | September 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Chris Uyeda, Dept. of Chemistry, Purdue University

 College of Chemistry

Catalytic carbene transfer reactions commonly rely on diazoalkanes as storable precursors to reactive transition metal-bound carbenes. A well-established limitation of these reagents is their poor stability in the absence of electron-withdrawing substituents. As a consequence, there are few catalytic processes that are amenable to the use of non-stabilized carbene equivalents and many of these...   More >

Quantcast Info-Session

Information Session | September 7 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Quantcast

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Bring your resume to be entered in our raffle for a $100 Visa gift card! Food and beverages will be provided.

Description: Come to our tech talk to learn about Quantcast and find out why you would want to work here. You will get the opportunity to hear first-hand from a current Software Engineering Intern as well as senior tech leaders at Quantcast!

Speakers:

Nart Barileva, Software...   More >

Leon Bridges: with guests: Masego

Performing Arts - Music | September 7 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

On his sophomore album Good Thing, Leon Bridges’ voice breaks into the debut single “Bad Bad News” in much the same way the artist broke into the public eye in 2015 – forcefully, honestly, and all at once. “They tell me I was born to lose,” he sings with characteristic soulfulness, “but I made a good, good thing out of bad, bad news.”

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, September 8, 2018

UC Berkeley Datathon: jointly held by Citadel and Correlation One

Special Event | September 8 |  TBD

 Correlation One

Citadel is proud to present The Data Open, a datathon competition taking place throughout the year at a series of top universities. If you are an individual who has a passion for tackling the most interesting and critical challenges that touch the global markets, then The Data Open is for you. This is an opportunity for exceptional problem-solvers to Explore, Build and Win.

$0 $0

  Registration opens August 15. Register online by September 1.

Career Clinic: Finding A New Career Direction: Steps to Finding Work You Love

Lecture | September 8 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 506

 Rebecca Andersen, Career Services at the UC Berkeley Information School; RuthAnn Haffke, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 UC Berkeley Extension

Do you feel like you are in a rut in your career and long to do something that feels more fulfilling, even if you have no idea what that might be? Do you know you're in the wrong job but feel stuck by fear or self-doubt when you think about trying to make a change?

This workshop is tailored to help you find direction and outline steps to find (and achieve!) work you love.

In advance of the...   More >

$40 $40 plus Strengthfinder Assessment

  Register online

2018 AJLS Conference: Past, Present, and Future - Evidence, Transmission, and Inheritance in Japanese Literature and Media

Conference/Symposium | September 8 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Doe Library, 180 and 190

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Townsend Center for the Humanities, National Institute of Japanese Literature

The 2018 AJLS Conference seeks to address the history and theory of Japanese literature and media with special attention given to the ways in which writers have grappled with the problems of evidence, transmission, and inheritance and how these problems continue to renew and complicate the relation between the past, present, and future.

Free

  Register online

MSW Student Panel and Info Session

Panel Discussion | September 8 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library

 Social Welfare, School of

The MSW Admissions Presentation and Student Panel is a large-group presentation about the MSW application process and program, including components such as the field education program, financial aid, the various specializations to choose from, etc. Presenters and panelists include current students, faculty, admissions advisors, and Field Education faculty and staff.

Farmers Market Meetup

Social Event | September 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  1947 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Looking for a place to buy healthy and sustainable food? Come join other international students at the local Farmer's Market! We'll meet at the MLK Student Union (outside the Cal Student Store) to walk down to this weekly market together.

Come grab a delicious lunch and stock up on produce for the week!

RSVP here to reserve your spot.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Phoenix: with special guests: Cut Copy, Sir Sly

Performing Arts - Music | September 8 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

The sixth album by Phoenix sounds like the perfect soundtrack to come from a nation that, despite everything going on elsewhere in the world, still seems to possess hope and joy in great abundance.

  Buy tickets online

Sunday, September 9, 2018

SOLD OUT - Botanical Inks Workshop and Book Release with Babs Behan

Workshop | September 9 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Learn how to transform plants into natural inks for drawing and writing with, using dipping pens and quills. In this ink-making class a selection of traditional plant dye materials and local, seasonal flowers and plants will be used to create a selection of natural colored inks.

$65 / $60 UCBG Member : Pre-order a book for special event pricing of $20 (no member discounts apply)

 SOLD OUT.

Cal at Oakland Pride

Special Event | September 9 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Oakland

 Cal Alumni Association

Join the Cal Alumni Association as we march with the Oakland Pride Parade! We will be giving away free shirts for those who pre-register for the event, and will be running a booth throughout the festival!

 Free shirts for registrants who meet at the march location. First-come, first serve. Register online

Yoga in the Glade

Sport - Recreational | September 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Memorial Glade

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Feeling stressed from your first few weeks at school? Come join us for some quality relaxation by doing yoga out in the sun! We will lead you in a beginner yoga session--no previous yoga experience is necessary!

Wear comfy clothes, and bring your own yoga mat or towel.

RSVP here to reserve your spot.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

West Side Story

Film - Feature | September 9 | 4-6:20 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Outdoor Screen

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“When you’re a Jet, you’re a Jet all the way . . .” In West Side Story, the gang’s all here: the Jets and their neighborhood nemesis the Sharks in the back alleys of late-fifties NYC. They’re finger-snappin’ tough and rowdy—JDs down to their white Ts and leather. (Steve Seid)

Monday, September 10, 2018

Borders, Borderlands, and Migration

Conference/Symposium | September 10 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Central European Univeristy

The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Central European University present a two-day conference - "Borders, Borderlands, and Migration."

Day 1, Panel 1, 10:15am-12:00pm
- “Rethinking the Impact of Migration, Mobility, and Exile in the Modern Middle East,” Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Professor of History, Central European University
- “The Global Migration...   More >

Nutanix Table w/ Boba Drinks

Information Session | September 10 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meet with Nutanix recruiters and university relations representatives and get yourself a complementary boba drink while they last!

An objective functional biomarker of retinal ganglion cell function: Applications for probing disease mechanisms

Seminar | September 10 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Suresh Viswanathan, Associate Professor & Chair of Biological and Vision Sciences, SUNY College of Optometry

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Work over the last decade and a half have identified and characterized a retinal ganglion cell nerve component in the flash electroretinogram. This talk will review the evidence for retinal ganglion cell origin of this potential, its mechanism of generation and applications towards understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms of glaucoma and mild traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Warren Fox on Higher Education in Dubai: Growth, International Campuses, and Quality Assurance

Seminar | September 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 768 Evans Hall

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Join us for a discussion of Higher Education in Dubai lead by Dr. Warren Halsey Fox.

Mediations and Collaborations: A Conversation with Susan Meiselas

Lecture | September 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, Townsend Center

 Susan Meiselas

 Arts Research Center

Mediations & Collaborations: A Conversation with Susan Meiselas
Monday, September 10, 2018
12:00-1:30pm
Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Susan Meiselas, Road to Aguilares, El Salvador, 1983; © Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos

Combinatorics Seminar: The determinant of the Varchenko Matrix for oriented matroids

Seminar | September 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Volkmar Welker, MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

We generalize the Varchenko matrix of a hyperplane arrangement to oriented matroids. We show that the celebrated determinant formula for the Varchenko matrix, first proved by Varchenko, generalizes to oriented matroids. It follows that the determinant only depends on the matroid underlying the oriented matroid and analogous formulas hold for cones in oriented matroids. We follow a proof strategy...   More >

Power and Progress on the Prairie: Governing People on Rosebud Reservation

Lecture | September 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Tom Biolsi, Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies

 Department of Ethnic Studies

Foucault understood government as arranging “the right disposition of things”--something quite different from our common understanding of government as a matter of the machinery of the state. This talk will focus on three moments in the history of Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota (home of the Siċanġu Lakota or Rosebud Sioux) when new forms of governmentality were put into place to...   More >

Campus Memorial

Special Event | September 10 | 12-1 p.m. | California Hall, Flagpole West of California Hall

 Public Affairs

On Monday, September 10, 2018 the campus will hold its annual memorial event to recognize the more than 51 faculty/academics, staff, students, emeriti faculty, and staff retirees who died this past year. The event will take place from 12 to 1 p.m. at the flagpole west of California Hall. The program will include brief remarks and a reading of the names of those we are remembering, followed by...   More >

Campuswide Memorial

Memorial | September 10 | 12-1 p.m. | California Hall, Flag pole West of the building

 Office of Chancellor

An annual memorial event to recognize the faculty/academics, staff, students, and emeriti faculty who passed this year. The ceremony includes brief remarks and a reading of those we are remembering, followed by music and spoken word.

Political Economy Seminar: "How do Electoral Incentives Affect Legislator Behavior?"

Seminar | September 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Andy Hall, Stanford

 Department of Economics

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

High-throughput T cell repertoire profiling enabled systems immunology and immune engineering

Seminar | September 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Ning Jenny Jiang, University of Texas, Austin

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Recent technological advancement have enabled high-throughput measurement of immune receptor sequence repertoire as well as characterizing of T cell phenotype and function at single cell level. However, how to evaluate T cell receptor binding affinity in a high-throughput fashion and decipher the interaction between the ligand repertoire and T cell receptor repertoire are still challenging. In...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Gromov-Hausdorff limits of Kähler manifolds with Ricci curvature bounded below

Seminar | September 10 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Gang Liu, Northwestern

 Department of Mathematics

A fundamental result of Donaldson-Sun states that noncollapsed Gromov-Hausdorff limits of polarized Kähler manifolds, with two-sided Ricci curvature bounds, are normal projective varieties. We extend their approach to the setting where only a lower bound for the Ricci curvature is assumed. More precisely, we show that noncollapsed Gromov-Hausdorff limits of polarized Kähler manifolds, with...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Taylor-Wiles-Kisin patching and mod l multiplicities in Shimura curves

Seminar | September 10 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Jeff Manning, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

In the early 1990s Ribet observed that the classical mod l multiplicity one results for modular curves, which are a consequence of the q-expansion principle, fail to generalize to Shimura curves. Specifically he found examples of Galois representations which occur with multiplicity 2 in the mod l cohomology of a Shimura curve with discriminant pq and level 1.

I will describe a new approach to...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Fair Matching Under Constraints: Theory and Applications"

Seminar | September 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Fuhito Kojima, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

Co-authored with Yuichiro Kamada

National Security Agency (NSA) Career Opportunities

Information Session | September 10 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Language Center

Speak directly with National Security Agency (NSA) Hiring Managers to learn about the variety of career opportunities at the Agency. This session will specifically cover foreign language and intelligence analysis career paths, to include entry-level and summer internship positions, but all questions and majors are welcome!

Navigating Bureaucracy and Generating Vulnerability at an Agri-environmental Research Institute

Colloquium | September 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Tim McLellan, Center for Chinese Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018-2019

 Rachel Stern, Professor, School of Law, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Conducting research in China throws up numerous headaches, from acquiring official invitation letters and securing permissions for field research to navigating the anti-corruption measures that govern the use of research funding. One well-documented strategy for overcoming such challenges is to leverage informal social relationships (guanxi) with government officials to circumvent formal rules...   More >

Reproductive Freedoms and Barriers in the US: An On the Same Page panel

Panel Discussion | September 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Kara Ayers, Professor, University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics; Anu Manchikanti Gomez, Professor, UCB School of Social Welfare; Melissa Murray, Professor, NYU Law

 Laurie Wilkie, Professor, UCB Department of Anthropology

 College of Letters & Science

The choice to reproduce (or not) is mediated through an increasingly complex set of social, legal and medical encouragements and barriers for different members of our society. This panel brings together a panel of scholars to discuss the legal, social and medical issues surrounding choice in reproductive decision making and ways to protect these rights broadly moving forward.

 Free and open to everyone on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Seminar 271, Development: "Can Wealth Taxation Work in Developing Countries? Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Colombia"

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

 Juliana Londoño-Vélez, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Design Field Notes: Katia Vega

Seminar | September 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

About Design Field Notes:
Each informal talk in this pop-up series brings a design practitioner to a Jacobs Hall teaching studio to share ideas, projects, and practices.

About this talk:
Can the skin become an interactive platform?
In order to move forward traditional cosmetics to interactive ones, Katia Vega created Beauty Technology. It extends the functionality of cosmetics by...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Quantitative additive energy estimates for regular sets and connections to discretized sum-product theorems

Seminar | September 10 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Laura Cladek, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

We prove new quantitative additive energy estimates for a large class of porous measures which include, for example, all Hausdorff measures of Ahlfors-David subsets of the real line of dimension strictly between 0 and 1. We are able to obtain improved quantitative results over existing additive energy bounds for Ahlfors-David sets by avoiding the use of inverse theorems in additive combinatorics...   More >

Atlantic Drift: A Discussion of Interconnections Between Contemporary Poets in the US and the UK

Panel Discussion | September 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 James Byrne; Forrest Gander; Bhanu Kapil; Zoe Skoulding

 Lyn Hejinian

 Department of English

SLAM: Lecturing at a Research University

Seminar | September 10 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Pete Marsden, UC Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Dr. Pete Marsden earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry at UC Berkeley in 2011 as a joint student in the Ellman and Bergman laboratories. His graduate education was followed by an adjunct faculty position at the University of San Francisco where he taught organic chemistry lecture and labs. Starting in 2012, Dr. Marsden returned to UC Berkeley as a lecturer where he currently teaches first and second...   More >

How to Save Democracy: Countable CEO Bart Myers at the Berkeley Forum

Lecture | September 10 | 6 p.m. |  TBA

 Bart Myers, Countable

 The Berkeley Forum

"A Republic, if you can keep it." Benjamin Franklin said these words at the close of the Constitutional Convention and they remain just as true now as they did then.

Bart Myers, the CEO of Countable - the leading civic engagement platform, will take us through a brief history of democracy, the threats we face today and, most critically, what must be done to keep it: innovation, leadership &...   More >

 Free

  Buy tickets online

Nutanix Info-Session

Information Session | September 10 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Nutanix

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We are looking for the next group of innovative and passionate students to join our family. Interested in learning more?

Staff Engineers, Malcolm Crossley, and Igor Grobman will be leading an engaging technical discussion on the Nutanix journey and the future of our technologies. Stop by and learn more about our mission.

Roxane Gay: With One N: Presented by Berkeley Center for New Media

Lecture | September 10 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Roxane Gay

 Arts + Design, Berkeley Center for New Media

Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity.

Words like “courage,” “humor,” and “smart” are frequently deployed when...   More >