<< Week of April 15 >>

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Looking at Okinawa: Race, Gender, Nation

Conference/Symposium | April 9 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 340 (BCMN Commons Seminar Room)

 Ishikawa Mao, Photographer; Wendy Matsumura, Professor, UC San Diego; Annmaria Shimabuku, Professor, NYU

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures

This is a one-day event being held in order to create a dialogue on issues of race and gender in the study of Okinawa, and to contemplate the relationship between the study of Japan and the study of Okinawa.

We will initiate this dialogue with a lecture by photographer Ishikawa Mao, whose work explores the complex relationships of gender, race, and national identity in Okinawa and...   More >

IMPACT Bay Area LGBTQ+ Self Defense Class

Workshop | April 9 | 3-6 p.m. | Foothill Student Housing, Foothill Assembly Room

 Heather G., IMPACT Bay Area

 Gender Equity Resource Center

This class is geared toward some of the concerns of the LGBTQ community, this 3-Hour class covers street safety & awareness, physical & verbal boundary setting and some basic full-force self-defense tactics proven effective at keeping you safe.

Location will be provided after RSVPing

RSVP By following this attached link...   More >

 This class is specific to the LGBTQ+ experience.

  RSVP by calling Justin Crosby at 3103510342, or by emailing Justin Crosby at justincrosby@berkeley.edu by April 5.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Structure vs. Randomness

Workshop | April 10 – 14, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

This workshop will focus on a phenomenon observed in harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, analytic number theory, graph theory, complexity theory, additive combinatorics and cryptography, according to which arbitrary objects can be well approximated by a combination of a small number of pseudorandom objects. In the study of higher-order Fourier analysis, this corresponds to approximating every...   More >

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Archivophilia: A Symposium

Conference/Symposium | April 10 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Brenda Child, Professor, History and American Studies, University of Minnesota; Catherine Ceniza Choy, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Daniel Fisher, Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley; Lisa Brooks, Associate Professor, English and American Studies, Amherst College; Lisbeth Haas, Professor, History, University of California, Santa Cruz; Stephen Best, Associate Professor, English, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Ethnic Studies

Archivophilia: A Symposium
... And a love story.

Yes, it's true. The allure of the archive (whether hand-written letters, detailed ledgers, maps, inventories, diaries and journals, brittle clippings, faded photographs or audio recordings--just for a start) pulls us in every time.

But what do we make of what we find?

Join us for a day of presentations and reflections by scholars from...   More >

Getting an Archaeology Article Published

Workshop | April 10 | 12-3 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Mitch Allen, President, Scholarly Roadside Service

 Archaeological Research Facility

Getting an article published is about more than simply doing the research, writing it up, and sending it off. There are strategies for presenting your work to the journal editor-- and ways to craft your message to them-- that greatly improve your chances of success, strategies that most academics don't know or don't follow.

Combinatorics Seminar: Additive structure of sets of Fourier coefficients

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

 Thomas Bloom, University of Bristol

 Department of Mathematics

The collection of large Fourier coefficients of a function, whether they be called `major arcs' or the `large spectrum', are one way of representing the linearly structured component of a function, and as such plays an important role in many problems in additive combinatorics, analytic number theory, theoretical computer science, and beyond. In this talk I will discuss some results concerning...   More >

PROSPECTIVE FRESHMAN INFORMATION SESSION

Presentation | April 10 | 1-2 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

PROSPECTIVE FRESHMAN INFORMATION SESSION

String-Math Seminar: Dualities in Topological Field Theory

Seminar | April 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Constantin Teleman, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Kramers-Wannier duality is a symmetry relating the high-and low-temperature phases of the 2-dimensional lattice Ising model. Electric-Magnetic duality is a 3-dimensional duality between abelian (flat) gauge theories for Pontryagin dual abelian groups. Both dualities generalize to higher-dimensional manifolds. We describe the relation between them using the notion of relative field theory. The...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Analytic subordination for bi-free convolution

Seminar | April 10 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Yinzheng Gu, Queens University, Canada

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss some analytic properties of the additive bi-free convolution, both scalar-valued and operator-valued. We show that using the one-variable subordination functions associated with the additive free convolution, simple formulas for additive bi-free convolutions can be derived. As an application, we prove a result about atoms of the additive bi-free convolution.

Mariana Olvera-Cravioto - Directed Complex Networks And Ranking Algorithms

Seminar | April 10 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Mariana Olvera-Cravioto, Visiting Associate Professor, University of California Berkeley

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

In the first part of this talk I will discuss a family of inhomogeneous directed random graphs for modeling complex networks such as the web graph, Twitter, ResearchGate, and other social networks.

In the second part of the talk I will explain how ranking algorithms such as Google’s PageRank can be used to identify highly influential nodes in a network.

Making sense of intrinsically disordered proteins

Seminar | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Rohit Pappu, Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Biomedical Engineering

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Dostoevsky and the Riddle of the Self

Colloquium | April 10 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Yuri Corrigan, Assistant Professor of Russian & Comparative Literature, Boston University

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

The seventh lecture in the Spring 2017 Slavic Colloquium series.

Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar: An example of homological mirror symmetry

Seminar | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Catherine Cannizzo, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will describe homological mirror symmetry via the example of \( T^2 \) by Zaslow-Polishchuk. Mirror symmetry has several formulations in math and the main idea is that there are pairs of manifolds, a symplectic manifold (called the A-model) and a complex manifold (called the B-model) and complex invariants on the B-model, where more is known, tell us about symplectic invariants on the A-model....   More >

Adding Study Abroad to Your Resume Workshop

Workshop | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Skills to Pay the Bills: How studying abroad can help in your career.

Are you planning to or have you already studied abroad? Are you wondering how study abroad is relevant to your future? Come by our workshop to learn how to stand out to employers by utilizing your study abroad experiences in your resume, cover letter, and interviews.

The Birth of Chinese Feminism: Essential Texts in Transnational Theory

Panel Discussion | April 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Rebecca Karl, Department of History, New York University; Lydia Liu, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures; Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University

 Colleen Lye, English, UC Berkeley; Raka Ray, Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Weihong Bao, East Asian Languages and Cultures; Film and Media, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of International Studies Faculty Interdisciplinary Program on Gender and the Transpacific World

Panel discussion on writings by possibly the first Chinese feminist author, He-Yin Zhen. Zhen presents an alternative conception of feminism that draws upon anarchism and other radical trends. Ahead of her time, He-Yin Zhen complicates conventional accounts of feminism and China's history, offering original perspectives on sex, gender, labor, and power that remain relevant today.

Analysis and PDE Seminar: The Helicoidal Method II

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

 Camil Muscalu, Cornell

 Department of Mathematics

The helicoidal method is a new, extremely efficient way, of proving multiple vector valued inequalities in harmonic analysis. About a month ago, we gave a talk at MSRI, in which we explained some consequences of this method, such as the proof of sparse domination results for various multilinear operators, and their multiple vector valued extensions.

The main task of the current talk will be...   More >

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Structure vs. Randomness

Workshop | April 10 – 14, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

This workshop will focus on a phenomenon observed in harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, analytic number theory, graph theory, complexity theory, additive combinatorics and cryptography, according to which arbitrary objects can be well approximated by a combination of a small number of pseudorandom objects. In the study of higher-order Fourier analysis, this corresponds to approximating every...   More >

  Register online

Using Isotopes to Reconstruct the Past: Interview with Elizabeth Niespolo, Department of Earth and Planetary Science

Seminar | April 11 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Elizabeth Niespolo, PhD Candidate, Department of Earth and Planetary Science; Tesla Monson, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

 KALX 90.7 FM

This week on The Graduates, tune in to hear from geologist Elizabeth Niespolo as she discusses her work on the timing and tempo of human evolution using isotope geochemistry. The Graduates, highlighting graduate student research at Berkeley and around the world, is broadcast every other Tuesday at 9AM on KALX 90.7 FM and on the web

Elizabeth in the lab

Simons Institute Workshop: Structure vs. Randomness Apr. 10 – Apr. 14

Seminar | April 11 | 9:05 a.m.-1:05 p.m. | Simons Institute, Auditorium | Note change in date and location

 Various, Various

 Department of Mathematics

This workshop will focus on a phenomenon observed in harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, analytic number theory, graph theory, complexity theory, additive combinatorics and cryptography, according to which arbitrary objects can be well approximated by a combination of a small number of pseudorandom objects. In the study of higher-order Fourier analysis, this corresponds to approximating every...   More >

Undergrads and DH: Collaborations with the Library: Digital Humanities Faire 2017

Conference/Symposium | April 11 | 9:30-11 a.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Library

The DH Faire is an annual event that brings together digital humanists to share their work and reflect on the field more broadly. Including a series of panels, a poster session, and an evening reception, the faire offers the Berkeley community the opportunity to share projects at various stages of development, and to receive invaluable feedback from peers.

Local Color: A Watercolor Workshop with Mimi Robinson

Workshop | April 11 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Have you ever noticed that each place has its own distinct set of colors? This hands-on watercolor workshop helps us explore the colors of the unique flora and fauna that make up The UC Botanical
Garden. Through classroom and field studies we will develop personal and collective color palettes that reflect this remarkable place. You may also discover what is surprising and unexpected along...   More >

$100, $90 members

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

Student Hosted Colloquium: Stereocontrol in Photochemical Synthesis

Seminar | April 11 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Tehshik Yoon, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 College of Chemistry

Control over the stereochemistry of photochemical reactions, particularly using enantioselective catalysts, has been a long-standing challenging synthetic problem with few general solutions. It has commonly been argued that the high-energy intermediates involved in photochemical transformations limit the opportunities for effective stereocontrol. We disagree with this assessment, and recently...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Minimum Conditional Expected Drawdown Portfolios

Seminar | April 11 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Alex Papanicolaou, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

Drawdown, and in particular maximum drawdown, is a widely used indicator of risk in the fund management industry. It is a vital metric for a levered investor who can get caught in a liquidity trap and forced to sell valuable positions if unable to secure funding after an abrupt market decline. Moreover, it is a pathwise risk measure in contrast to end-horizon risk diagnostics like volatility,...   More >

EndNote Essentials:: Citation Management for Busy People

Workshop | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 356: D-Lab Convening Room

 Karen Andrews, Sheldon Margen Public Health Library

 Sheldon Margen Public Health Library

EndNote is a citation management program that helps you organize the citations you find when doing research. It also lets you quickly insert these citations into your paper or report, converts them into any of thousands of different styles with a click or two, and creates a bibliography for you, saving hours of time when writing papers.

Bring your own laptop since you will practice some of the...   More >

The Berkeley Network Webinar Series: How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace

Seminar | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Valerie Alexander, Founder and CEO of Goalkeeper Media, Goalkeeper Media

 Cal Alumni Association

As a result of two million years of evolution, men’s brains and women’s brains function differently, and those differences are reflected in how we behave, react and are perceived in the workplace. In this provocative talk, Valerie Alexander speaks candidly about how the value placed on instinctively female behavior can limit women’s success, particularly in male-driven fields, and what we can do...   More >

  Register online

BSAC Technology Seminar - Dynamic Characterization of MEMS Using Laser Doppler Vibrometry

Seminar | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Eric Lawrence, MEMS Business Development Manager, Polytec Inc.

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Laser Doppler Vibrometry is used by researchers for dynamic characterization of MEMS. It features microscope-based velocity measurements using the Doppler effect and offers picometer level resolution, bandwidth to 1.2 GHz, high accuracy, and wide dynamic range. Recent developments in this technology extend the usage to 3-axis response and frequency bandwidth to 1.2 GHz.

  RSVP online by April 10.

Development Lunch:"Migration: A Missing Link Between Weather and Violence?"

Seminar | April 11 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Florian Grosset, Paris School of Economics

 Department of Economics, CEGA

The Imperative for Slowing Population Growth in the Sahel

Colloquium | April 11 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Alisha Graves, Co-Founder, The OASIS Initiative

 Center for African Studies

One of the Center for African Studies weekly sessions in our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series.

Information or Compensation: The Impacts of Financial Incentives and IT on Physician Productivity

Colloquium | April 11 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Benjamin Handel, PhD, Associate Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Public Health, School of

Physician financial incentives and utilization of information technology are two key levers policymakers have considered to “bend the cost curve” and reduce health care cost growth in the United States. Preliminary analysis reveals that financial incentives and IT are complementary, in the sense that use of IT improves physician responses to existing financial incentives.

Resilience and Interdependencies Of Civil Infrastructures During Emergencies

Seminar | April 11 | 1-2 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Gian Paolo Cimellaro, Politecnico di Torino

 Siebel Energy Institute

Resilience is a broad and multidisciplinary subject and measuring it is one of the most challenging tasks due to the complexity of the process. This talk analyzes fundamental concepts of “community resilience” and presents a common reference framework, including several applications of the framework to strategic facilities (e.g., hospitals and schools) and infrastructure networks (e.g., gas,...   More >

Gian Paolo Cimellaro, Associate Professor in Structural Engineering, Politecnico di Torino

New Technologies and Archaeology

Conference/Symposium | April 11 | 2-5 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Department of History of Art

An event bringing together technology innovators, cultural heritage workers, and scholars in a conversation about scanning, visualization, Virtual and Augmented Reality, and other digital tools that are changing the field of Archaeology. Followed by a round-table discussion and a visit to the newly re-opened Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology.

Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquia

Colloquium | April 11 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Vincent P. Clark, University of New Mexico

 Department of Psychology

Chiron Lecture

Seminar | April 11 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in date

 Pietro De Camilli, Yale University School of Medicine

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Chiron Lectures

3-Manifold Seminar: Quasi-Fuchsian surface subgroups

Seminar | April 11 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alvin Kerber, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Given a geometrically finite Kleinian group, we can ask whether it contains any quasi-Fuchsian surface subgroups. The answer is yes for closed hyperbolic 3-manifolds (Kahn-Markovic) and more generally for finite volume hyperbolic 3-manifolds (Masters-Zhang, Baker-Cooper). We'll discuss some background on this problem and outline a strategy for the case of infinite volume. We'll then present new...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry through Macaulay2: Crash Course on Characteristic Classes

Seminar | April 11 | 3:45-4:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ritvik Ramkumar, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Design Field Notes: Tyler Mincey and Jorge Fino

Seminar | April 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Pearl Automation's Tyler Mincey (VP of Product) and Jorge Fino (Director of Design) will speak at Jacobs Hall. Pearl Automation makes technology tools for cars, aiming to enable anyone to upgrade their car's capabilities.

The Lasso: 22 years later: (Tuesday; Berkeley-Stanford joint colloquium)

Seminar | April 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 277 Cory Hall

 Rob Tibshirani, Stanford University

 Department of Statistics

In April 1995 I gave the Stanford-Berkeley seminar entitled "Regression Shrinkage and Selection via the Lasso". I will recount that day and review what has happened in this area of research since that time. I will also discuss some new developments (by others) in the computation of best subsets regression, a main competitor to the lasso, and present the results of a large scale numerical study...   More >

Charge Transfer Dynamics, Excited State Energetics, and Organic Photovoltaics

Seminar | April 11 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Nandini Ananth, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University

 College of Chemistry

Designing molecular materials for use as organic photovoltaics, molecular electronics, and photocata-lysts is a multifaceted challenge requiring a detailed understanding of both the excited state energetics and the dynamics of charge and energy transfer. We address the dynamic challenge by developing new methods based on the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics that are uniquely suited...   More >

Full Duplex Wireless: From Impossibility to Practice

Seminar | April 11 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306)

 Dinesh Bharadia, Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

A long held assumption in wireless is that radios cannot transmit and receive at the same time on the same frequency. This assumption has informed several aspects of wireless network design: from radio design to PHY, MAC and network layers. In this talk, I will describe my research on invalidating this fundamental assumption.

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"An Empirical Framework for Sequential Assignment: The Allocation of Deceased Donor Kidneys"

Seminar | April 11 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Nikhil Agarwal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Economics

When Police Kill, a book talk with Prof. Zimring

Reading - Nonfiction | April 11 | 5:10-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Library

Professor Franklin Zimring (Berkeley Law) compiles data from federal records, crowdsourced research, and investigative journalism to provide a comprehensive, fact-based picture of how, when, where, and why police resort to deadly force. Of the 1,100 killings by police in the United States in 2015, he shows, 85 percent were fatal shootings and 95 percent of victims were male. The death rates for...   More >

Book jacket, When Police Kill

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Sustain U: Green Up Your Life

Course | January 31 – April 25, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | 6:30-8 p.m. | 228 Dwinelle Hall

 Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer

 Student Environmental Resource Center

This course, presented by the Student Environmental Resource Center, is meant to introduce sustainability as a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary concept embodying business, economics, public health, engineering, and ethnic studies, as well as its real practical applications in students’ lives.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Structure vs. Randomness

Workshop | April 10 – 14, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

This workshop will focus on a phenomenon observed in harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, analytic number theory, graph theory, complexity theory, additive combinatorics and cryptography, according to which arbitrary objects can be well approximated by a combination of a small number of pseudorandom objects. In the study of higher-order Fourier analysis, this corresponds to approximating every...   More >

  Register online

Funding and Programming Transportation Projects in California

Workshop | April 12 – 13, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Ayres Suites Ontario at Mills Mall

 4370 Mills Circle, Ontario, CA 91764

 Norma Ortega, California Department of Transportation; Andre Boutros, California Transportation Commission

 Technology Transfer Program

Funding state and local transportation projects in California is a complex process involving multiple inter-related federal, state, regional, and local planning and operating agencies, as well as an alphabet soup of documents and funding programs. Changing requirements and shifting political priorities can further complicate the process. Without a map and a strategy for developing fundable...   More >

 This course is for transportation planners and project managers in state and local agencies or governments, regional planning agencies, and transit operators. It will also benefit board members, managers, and others involved with developing fundable plans

Matrix Computations and Scientific Computing Seminar: Space–time least-squares Petrov–Galerkin projection for nonlinear model reduction

Seminar | April 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Youngsoo Choi, LLNL

 Department of Mathematics

Reduced-order models (ROMs) of nonlinear dynamical systems are essential for enabling high-fidelity computational models to be used in many-query and real-time applications such as uncertainty quantification and design optimization. Such ROMs reduce the dimensionality of the dynamical system by executing a projection process on the governing system of nonlinear ordinary differential equations....   More >

BioE Seminar: “Developing new microfluidic technologies for high-throughput biophysical measurements of molecular interactions”

Seminar | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Polly Fordyce, Stanford University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series
Wednesday, April 12
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

Polly Fordyce
Assistant Professor of Genetics and Bioengineering
Fellow, ChEM-H Institute
Stanford University

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: José Javier Cuervo, “The function of red coloration in the spiny-footed lizard”

Seminar | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 José Javier Cuervo, Visiting Scholar, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

 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 >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Probing Hidden Genetics in Dynamic Signaling Networks"

Seminar | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Jen Sheen, Harvard Medical School

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

We are probing plant life by developing simple and powerful tools and strategies to unravel plant signal transduction pathways extending from sensors/receptors to signaling cascades and target genes and proteins that are central to energy and metabolic homeostasis, innate immunity, stress adaptation, cell fate specification, plant shape and architecture determination. Our investigations are...   More >

Jen Sheen

IRLE Spring Seminar: The Changing World of Work, Societal Linkages, and Political Parties in Latin America

Seminar | April 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, IRLE Director's Room

 2521 Channing Way

 Mathias Poertner, IRLE Dissertation Fellow, UC Berkeley Political Science

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

In the golden age of Latin America’s labor movement, unions were the main representatives of popular interests and, for many citizens, formed the main tie to the political arena. But the neoliberal reforms of the 1980s sent many workers into the informal sector – work that is untaxed, unregulated and, historically, underrepresented politically. Recently, however, new types of popular class...   More >

  RSVP by emailing charlotterutty@berkeley.edu

Nonlinear ICA using temporal structure: a principled framework for unsupervised deep learning

Seminar | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Aapo Hyvarinen, University College London

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Unsupervised learning, in particular learning general nonlinear representations, is one of the deepest problems in machine learning. Estimating latent quantities in a generative model provides a principled framework, and has been successfully used in the linear case, e.g. with independent component analysis (ICA) and sparse coding. However, extending ICA to the nonlinear case has proven to be...   More >

Advanced PubMed

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

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Interim Chemistry Librarian, UC Berkeley Library Life and Health Sciences Division

 Library

A hands-on workshop introducing advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient.

Cook Well Berkeley Healthy Cooking Series: Spiralize This! Healthy Noodle Alternatives (BEUHS641)

Workshop | April 12 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

“Spiralized” vegetable recipes are exploding in popularity. Learn to make some fun dishes using this healthy alternative to pasta and noodles. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

  Register online

Supporting Students From China at UC Berkeley

Workshop | April 12 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | International House, Home Room

 Jason Patent, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership

 International House

Students from China continue to come to UC Berkeley in ever-greater numbers. By participating in this staff workshop, attendees will understand the unique cultural challenges faced by students from China, improve their understanding of the challenges faced by students from China, and help Chinese student better adapt to academic life on a U.S. campus.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Random walks on groups with negative curvature

Seminar | April 12 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Joseph Maher, CUNY

 Department of Mathematics

We will give a gentle introduction to random walks on groups satisfying various types of negative curvature conditions. A simple example is the nearest neighbour random walk on the 4-valent tree, also known as the Cayley graph of the free group on two generators. A typical random walk moves away from the origin at linear speed, and converges to one of the ends of the tree. We will discuss how to...   More >

Kingman-type description of exchangeable hierarchies

Seminar | April 12 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Noah Forman, Univ. of Washington

 Department of Statistics

A hierarchy on a finite set is a partition of the set in which each block is then iteratively sub-partitioned until only singletons remain. We can generate an exchangeable random hierarchy on the natural numbers based on a rooted, weighted real tree (a continuum analogue of a discrete tree) as follows. Let (t_i, i>0) be an i.i.d. sequence of points in the tree, sampled from the weight measure....   More >

Attachments to War: Biomedical Logics and Violence in Twenty-First-Century America.

Colloquium | April 12 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Professor Jenny Terry, University of California Irvine

 Department of Geography

Attachments to War: Biomedical Logics and Violence in Twenty-First-Century America.

Colloquium | April 12 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Professor Jenny Terry, University of California Irvine

 Department of Geography

Applied Math Seminar: Data-driven discovery of dynamical systems in the engineering, physical and biological sciences

Seminar | April 12 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 J. Nathan Kutz, University of Washington

 Department of Mathematics

We demonstrate that the integration of data-driven dynamical systems and machine learning strategies with adaptive control are capable of producing efficient and optimal self-tuning algorithms for many complex systems arising in the engineering, physical and biological sciences. We demonstrate that we can use emerging, large-scale time-series data from modern sensors to directly construct, in an...   More >

Chiron Lecture

Seminar | April 12 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in date

 Pietro De Camilli, Yale University School of Medicine

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Chiron Lectures

Cover Girls: The Evolution of the Image of Female Stars in Chinese Movie Magazines from the 1920s to the Early Years of the People's Republic

Colloquium | April 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Paul Fonoroff, Independent film scholar

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of International Studies Faculty Interdisciplinary Program on Gender and the Transpacific World

This talk will cover the evolution of the image of female stars from the 1920s to the early 1950s as reflected in their representation as "cover girls" from the 1920s (and the birth of Chinese movie "goddesses") to their makeover after the Communist victory in 1949. The talk will include many slides of images from the Fonoroff Collection, now held at the C.V. Starr East Asian Library.

ERG Colloquium: Giorgos Kallis

Colloquium | April 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Giorgos Kallis, ICREA Research Professor, Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies

 Energy and Resources Group

From Bench to Bedside with Selective Thyroid Hormone Receptor Agonists

Seminar | April 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Tom Scanlan, Oregon Health & Science University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Toward Real-Space Atomic-Resolution Imaging of Polymers/Engineering the Shell Proteins of a Bacterial Microcompartment to Control Small Molecule Transport

Colloquium | April 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Douglas Greer, Ph.D. student in the Balsara Group; Marilyn Slininger, Ph.D. student in the Tullman-Ercek Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Does Poverty Lower Productivity? Evidence on the Cognitive Effects of Financial Constraints

Colloquium | April 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Supreet Kaur, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Recent work at the intersection of psychology and economics posits that the condition of being financially constrained induces cognitive load, leading to potentially lower cognitive function among the poor. If true, this has the potential to lower labor productivity among the poor—providing a channel through which poverty could directly reinforce itself.

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Random subgroups of acylindrical groups

Seminar | April 12 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Joseph Maher, CUNY

 Department of Mathematics

We will recall some useful properties of random walks on groups, and introduce acylindrical groups and their hyperbolically embedded subgroups. We will give some motivating examples, show that a random subgroup of an acylindrical group is hyperbolically embedded, and then discuss some applications. This is joint work with Alessandro Sisto.

Project Pengyou U.S.-China Career Panel

Panel Discussion | April 12 | 7-9 p.m. | 106 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Chris Cooper, Global CFO and CCO, Sequoia Capital; Keyan Li, General Partner, NewDo Venture; Jeanny Wang, President and Senior Engineer, Ecowang, Inc.; Helen Thomas, CEO, Touchjet

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Project Pengyou Berkeley Chapter is holding our semi-annual U.S.-China Career Panel. We have invited professionals and scholars who have working experience in China or have worked in the U.S.-China space in the fields of business and environment.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Structure vs. Randomness

Workshop | April 10 – 14, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

This workshop will focus on a phenomenon observed in harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, analytic number theory, graph theory, complexity theory, additive combinatorics and cryptography, according to which arbitrary objects can be well approximated by a combination of a small number of pseudorandom objects. In the study of higher-order Fourier analysis, this corresponds to approximating every...   More >

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Funding and Programming Transportation Projects in California

Workshop | April 12 – 13, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Ayres Suites Ontario at Mills Mall

 4370 Mills Circle, Ontario, CA 91764

 Norma Ortega, California Department of Transportation; Andre Boutros, California Transportation Commission

 Technology Transfer Program

Funding state and local transportation projects in California is a complex process involving multiple inter-related federal, state, regional, and local planning and operating agencies, as well as an alphabet soup of documents and funding programs. Changing requirements and shifting political priorities can further complicate the process. Without a map and a strategy for developing fundable...   More >

 This course is for transportation planners and project managers in state and local agencies or governments, regional planning agencies, and transit operators. It will also benefit board members, managers, and others involved with developing fundable plans

What Comes After the Critique of Secularism?

Conference/Symposium | April 13 | 8 a.m.-5:15 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

This workshop gathers scholars who are interested in the myriad recent critiques of secularism spanning a variety of academic fields: history, political science, anthropology, comparative literature, etc. Our aim is to discuss the various motives for these critiques, their implications, and what alternatives, if any, they put forward. What implications, for instance, does the critique of...   More >

RAPDP - Intermediate - FM6 Closeouts

Course | April 13 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop the breaks down the process for closing a sponsored award, including the roles and responsibilities of the RA and the CGA analyst, how to complete an accrual journal as part of a Closeout, and how a Closeout is submitted in BFS.

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Prospective Adjunct Seminar: Veronica Miller PhD: Regulatory Science, Drug Development, and Public Health

Deadline | April 13 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 714C University Hall

 Public Health, School of

Drawing from her experience leading the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research, Veronica Miller will discuss the role of innovation in regulatory science and its impact on drug development in public health.

Special Seminar in Arithmetic Geometry: A Crystalline Torelli Theorem for Derived Categories of Twisted Supersingular K3 Surfaces

Seminar | April 13 | 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Daniel Bragg, University of Washington

 Department of Mathematics

The derived category of a variety is an important and subtle invariant, and it is in general a difficult question of when two varieties have equivalent derived categories. For K3 surfaces over the complex numbers, the derived Torelli theorem of Mukai and Orlov gives a satisfying answer to this question using Hodge theory. Much less is known in positive characteristic. In this talk, we will use...   More >

Writing Specific Aims

Workshop | April 13 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Berkeley Research Development Office

This workshop will show you how to write succinct yet powerful specific aims for your research proposal. Your specific aims are the scaffold that holds your entire proposal together, and they can either grab a reviewer's attention or lose their interest completely. In this workshop, we will describe how to frame your specific aims to best support your research proposal.

ESPM 2017 Seminar Series - Jodi Axelson

Seminar | April 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Jodi Axelson, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Berkeley, ESPM

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

"Variations in Wood Anatomical Structure of Interior Douglas-fir Defoliated by the Western Spruce Budworm: A Case Study in the Xeric Zone of Southern British Columbia, Canada"

Refreshments at 11:30 in 132 Mulford Hall

Research Colloquium: Tina Sacks

Colloquium | April 13 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons

 Social Welfare, School of

Tentative title:
The Tuskegee Syphilis Study: Truth and Reconciliation in the Life of a Direct Descendant

Saving for Your Child’s Education(BEUHS362)

Workshop | April 13 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Jennifer Benson,Senior Consultant, TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc.

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

529 college savings plans offer an easy and tax-advantaged way to save for post-secondary education.
Learn more about:
· Why is it important to save for college
· The Cost of College
· Why should I consider a 529 plan
· Flexible features of ScholarShare

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Julius Thomas Hansen Lecture: The biology of flight or fight: How large, carnivorous mammals move out of harm’s way

Seminar | April 13 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Terrie Williams, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Department of Integrative Biology

Julius Thomas Hansen Lecture

Student Listening Session with Farmworker Women

Presentation | April 13 | 3-4 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Hall Lounge

 Berkeley Food Institute

Join members of Líderes Campesinas for an opportunity to learn directly about the lives and activism of California farm-working women (campesinas). The mission of Líderes Campesinas is to develop leadership among campesinas so that they serve as agents of political, social, and economic change in the farmworker community. This leadership has created an organization by and for campesinas. The...   More >

Cinema Beyond Melodrama: Lee Chang-dong and Divine Justice

Colloquium | April 13 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Steve Choe, San Francisco State University

 Jinsoo An, UC Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

This presentation discusses two films by Lee Chang-dong, Secret Sunshine (2007) and Poetry (2010), to show how they attempt to think the concept of justice beyond the ethical and metaphysical principles proposed by the melodramatic mode in narrative cinema.

Braiding Knowledge: Opportunities and Perils of Community-Based Research and Activist Scholarship with Indigenous Communities

Colloquium | April 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center, MLK Jr. Student Union

 Sonya Atalay, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Director, UMass

 Kojun "Jun" Ueno Sunseri, Ph.D., RPA, Assistant Professor, Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley

 Center for Native American Issues Research on, American Indian Graduate Program (AIGP, American Indian Graduate Student Association, Native American Student Development, Archaeological Research Facility, Department of Anthropology

Professor Atalay will share the exciting possibilities of community-based research practices along with the complexities, contradictions, and impediments involved in doing engaged and activist scholarship.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: Reading Group

Seminar | April 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Fengshi Niu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Hermann Weyl’s Philosophy of Mathematics: What and Why

Colloquium | April 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Jeremy Gray, Open University and University of Warwick

 Department of Mathematics

Hermann Weyl was one of the leading mathematicians of the 20th century; he wrote widely and influentially in many different fields. In this talk I want to discuss his evolving philosophical, scientific, and mathematical positions in the 1910s and 1920s, when he put forward his ideas on how meaning and value enter into human thought, and how those ideas fared when he came to the Institute for...   More >

California Farmworkers' Rights: What Can Be Done in the Age of Trump?

Colloquium | April 13 | 5-7 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley Food Institute, Public Health, School of, Pesticide Action Network North America

Farmworker, business, policy, and research leaders will share on-the-ground perspectives on the current farm labor landscape in California. We will explore how California can lead the nation in providing healthy, safe, just, and equitable working conditions and how engaged community members can support these efforts.

Demystifying Research in Humanities/Social Sciences

Workshop | April 13 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 422 Stephens Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The purpose of this workshop is to expose students to methods in which they can decolonize the research process within the humanities and the social sciences. This workshop will also provide information to different research methods students interested in research can draw upon to inform their projects

Crafter-Dark: Free, drop-in crafting, in the Student Union

Workshop | October 13, 2016 – June 8, 2017 the second Thursday of the month every month with exceptions | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Living Room

 ASUC Art Studio

Get crafty with us! We’re hosting free, drop-in arts & crafts workshops in the MLK Jr. Student Union campus living room every 2nd Thursday of the month.

This October, we'll be making some spooky-looking velum Halloween Lanterns– taught by Cal C.R.E.A.T.E. (Creative Residencies for Emerging Artists Teaching Empowerment). Hope to see you there!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Structure vs. Randomness

Workshop | April 10 – 14, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

This workshop will focus on a phenomenon observed in harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, analytic number theory, graph theory, complexity theory, additive combinatorics and cryptography, according to which arbitrary objects can be well approximated by a combination of a small number of pseudorandom objects. In the study of higher-order Fourier analysis, this corresponds to approximating every...   More >

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Berkeley Law Sports and Society Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 14 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, University Club

 David Falk, Sports Agent and Former Representative of Michael Jordan; Layshia Clarendon '13, WNBA Player for the Atlanta Dream; Andre Iguodala, NBA Player for the Golden State Warriors, Sports & Tech Investor, Player Activist

 Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor

Join professional athletes and leading sports industry executives, managers, agents, and attorneys for an exciting day of networking and educational panels addressing hot topics in this multi-billion dollar industry. April 13-14. MCLE credit available.

$249 Corporate/Private firm employees, $99 BCLBE/BCLT Sponsor Firms, $49 Government/Nonprofit employees, $25 Students

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9th Annual Sociological Research Symposium

Conference/Symposium | April 14 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The theme this year is “Traversing Social Realities: Exploring Fluid Boundaries in Contemporary Society.” Although our theme directly alludes to sociological research on gender and sexuality, we want to open up the discussion to broader questions about social change within and beyond institutions of class, education, law, policies, etc.

Offense! The Public Life of Injury in South Asia: The 6th South Asia by the Bay Graduate Student Conference at Stanford University, April 14 and 15, 2017

Conference/Symposium | April 14 – 15, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. |  Stanford University

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for South Asia, Stanford University, University of California, Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz

The 6th South Asia by the Bay Graduate Student Conference held at Stanford University

Logic and Literary Form Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 14 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Department of English

Our conference on Logic and Literary Form promises to bridge this chasm by convening scholars working at the interdisciplinary juncture of literary studies, philosophy, and the history of science in order to investigate the historical, conceptual, and analogical connections between literary and logical form. The conference will include a range of subfields from literary history to philosophical...   More >

Insights into Industry

Conference/Symposium | April 14 | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Keynote Speaker: Wendy Young, VP of Discovery Chemistry, Genentech

Panelists from Dow, Clorox, Sandia National Lab,
Merck, Caribou Biosciences, Applied Molecular Transport

Join UC Berkeley SLAM for a unique opportunity to learn about research and development (R&D) in all sizes and forms. Chat with our panelists and speakers from a variety of backgrounds during lunch and throughout the...   More >

TRANSFER INFORMATION SESSION

Presentation | April 14 | 10-11:45 a.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

TRANSFER INFORMATION SESSION

Cognition Colloquium: Emily Liquin "The Effects of Explanation Generation on Explore-Exploit Decision Making and Learning"& Sophia Sanborn "TBA"

Colloquium | April 14 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Room 5101

 Emily Liquin, UC Berkeley; Sophia Sanborn, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Grad student Emily Liquin will present her research, "The Effects of Explanation Generation on Explore-Exploit Decision Making and Learning," and grad student Sophia Sanborn will present some of her original research, topic TBA.

How to Make a Chemo Kit Workshop

Workshop | April 14 | 12-12:45 p.m. | 230D Stephens Hall

 Diana Lizarraga

 CalNerds

The workshop will explain how to build one's own adult basic chemo kit that can be gifted to a loved one.

PROSPECTIVE FRESHMAN INFORMATION SESSION

Presentation | April 14 | 1-2 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

PROSPECTIVE FRESHMAN INFORMATION SESSION

Viewshed and Cost Distance Analysis in ArcGIS

Workshop | April 14 | 1-3 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Nico Tripcevich, UC Berkeley, Archaeological Research Facility

 Archaeological Research Facility

n this introductory GIS workshop we will conduct two common types of terrain-based analysis used by archaeologists: Viewshed and Cost-distance analysis.

Layers in a GIS

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Forget about SoCs – Let’s talk about SoWs (System on Wafer)

Seminar | April 14 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - The Hogan Room

 Subramanian S. Iyer, Center for Heterogeneous Integration and Performance Scaling (CHIPS), Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Silicon features have scaled by over 1500X for over five decades, and with the adoption of innovative materials delivered better power-performance, density and till recently, cost per function, almost every generation. This has spawned a vibrant system-on-chip (SoC) approach, where progressively more function has been integrated on a single die. The integration of multiple dies on packages and...   More >

The Quest for a Voice: Revisiting Asia’s Democratic Revolt

Conference/Symposium | April 14 | 2-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 M.P. Lu. Bold, Member of Parliament, Mongolia; Batchimeg Migeddorj, Office of the President of Mongolia; Namhee Lee, Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA; Rowena He, History, St. Michael's College; Mendee Jargalsaikhan, Political Science, University of British Columbia; Teresa Wright, Political Science, California Sate University Long Beach; M. Steven Fish, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Robert Bedeski, Emeritus, University of Victoria, Canada

 Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

A quarter century ago, Mongolia, Asia’s first Communist power, was wracked by revolt among its young, educated elite, a revolt that ultimately culminated in the collapse of Communism and establishment of a democratic government . Only months earlier, demonstrations at Tiananmen had ended in tragedy and disaster. Earlier still, Kwangju’s youth rallied to the cry of democractic reform. ...   More >

Protest in Mongolia

Exploring the Interfaces Between Silicon and Soft Materials: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Bozhi Tian, Univ. of Chicago, Chemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

I will present several soft material-enabled exploratory approaches for the syntheses and applications of nanostructured silicon. In addition to providing new knowledge of nanoscale silicon-based chemistry, these studies will deepen our understanding of the fundamental limits of physical and biological signal transduction between subcellular components and synthetic systems.

Rubber vs. Silly Putty: Extracellular matrix viscoelasticity and its impact on cells

Seminar | April 14 | 2-4 p.m. | 100F Hildebrand Hall

 Prof. Ovijit Chaudhuri, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | April 14 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 James Barazesh, PhD candidate, Berkeley CEE

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Composition Colloquium: Nick Virzi, Andrew Watts

Colloquium | April 14 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

Nick Virzi (b. 1991) is a composer from New York City, currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. His current work explores the dramatic and empathetic nature of music through mimetic representation, anthropomorphism, and abstract methods of generation and development. In addition to composing, Nick is a guitarist and conductor, and translates text in the Italian...   More >

MENA Salon

Workshop | February 3 – May 5, 2017 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.

Berkeley Prosopography Services (BPS): a toolkit supporting humanities research

Seminar | April 14 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Laurie Pearce and Patrick Schmitz

 Information, School of

The work of social, economic, and intellectual historians depends on identifying participants in communities, transactions, and processes being investigated. Berkeley Prosopography Services supports research workflows through abstracting and implementing the probabilistic heuristics commonly applied in the process of disambiguating namesakes in text corpora, by offering the user the opportunity...   More >

RTGC Seminar: Orbifolds of conformal field theories and cohomology of sporadic groups

Seminar | April 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Theo Johnson-Freyd, Perimeter Institute

 Department of Mathematics

I will report on work in progress to understand the fourth integral cohomology of the two most famous sporadic finite groups: the Fischer–Griess Monster and Conway's group Co0. These cohomology classes arise when studying orbifolds of conformal field theories; in that world, they are called "anomalies". I will explain the connection between fermionic anomalies and "string structures" on...   More >

Earl L. Muetterties Memorial Lecture: Beyond the unit cell: control of function by local structure and dynamics from fuel cell electrodes to metal-organic frameworks

Seminar | April 14 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Matt Rosseinsky, Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool

 College of Chemistry

The first lecture (April 7th) highlighted the opportunities that computation offers to accelerate the discovery of new extended solid materials. These approaches are centred on the crystal structures of the materials. Traditionally, we think about the structure of a solid in terms of the unit cell of the material derived from Bragg diffraction, but this involves averaging out local deviations...   More >

Music Studies Colloquia: Thomas Porcello (Vassar)

Colloquium | April 14 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Professor Thomas Porcello from Vassar College
"LOUD: Music, sound, perception, discourse"
free and open to the public