<< Week of May 06 >>

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Teaching History in the 21st Century

Conference/Symposium | May 5 – 6, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5:45 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Anne Hyde, Professor of History, University of Oklahoma, American History Association, Tuning History Project; Kelly Schrum, Associate Professor, George Mason University, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

 Bob Bain, Associate Professor, Department of History and School of Education, University of Michigan

 Department of History, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, UC Berkeley History Graduate Student Pedagogy Group, American Historical Association, Bay Area Council for the Social Studies, California History–Social Science Project

The Teaching History Conference began in 2015 as a way to bring together scholars and practitioners across the K–16 continuum—including K–12 teachers, university and college professors, graduate students, and education researchers—to discuss history education.

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Return of Ten Thousand Dharmas: A Celebration in Honor of Patricia Berger

Conference/Symposium | May 6 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, Mongolia Initiative, Center for Buddhist Studies, Jay D. McEvoy Chair, Department of History of Art, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Complete schedule:

This event begins on Friday, May 5, 4 pm, Brower Center with a keynote speech by Professor Berger.

Logic at UC Berkeley Conference: Modularity of Mathematics

Seminar | May 6 | 9:30-10:45 a.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Jeremy Avigad, Carnegie Mellon University

 Department of Mathematics

In a wide range of fields, the word “modular” is used to describe complex systems that can be decomposed into smaller systems with limited interactions between them. In this talk, I will argue that mathematical knowledge can fruitfully be understood as having a modular structure, and explore the ways in which modularity in mathematics is epistemically advantageous.

Logic at UC Berkeley: May 6th Session

Conference/Symposium | May 6 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Jeremy Avigad, Carnegie Mellon University; Barbara Partee, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Johan van Benthem, University of Amsterdam, Stanford University, Tsinghua University; Ronald Fagin, IBM Almaden Research Center

 Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science

A two-day conference in mathematical logic and related areas organized by The Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science at UC Berkeley (logic.berkeley.edu). The conference is partly occasioned by the fact that the Group in Logic turns sixty this year.

Critter Corner

Workshop | December 31, 2016 – May 27, 2017 every Saturday | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science, Niche Classroom

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

What is it like to live underwater? How does it feel to warm yourself on a rock? Get an introduction to the living world by meeting small mammals, reptiles, and arthropods. In the Critter Corner, which is perfect for ages 8 and under, you can observe how animals move, feel, and eat. Read stories and role-play with toy animals and habitats so that you can better understand animal life.

Animal Discovery Room at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Logic at UC Berkeley Conference: The Intertwining Influences of Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics in the Development of Formal Semantics and Pragmatics

Seminar | May 6 | 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Barbara Partee, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

 Department of Mathematics

Formal semantics and pragmatics as they have developed since the late 1960’s have been shaped by fruitful interdisciplinary collaboration among linguists, philosophers, and logicians, among others, and in turn have had noticeable effects on developments in syntax, philosophy of language, computational linguistics, and cognitive science.

In this talk I will first describe the environment in...   More >

Logic at UC Berkeley Conference: Modal logic, on the cusp of philosophy and mathematics

Seminar | May 6 | 2:15-3:30 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Johan van Benthem, University of Amsterdam, Stanford University, Tsinghua University

 Department of Mathematics

Modern modal logic started with classical issues from philosophy treated with the tools of mathematical logic. Over the years, this mixture also developed its own intrinsic themes, many of them influenced by contacts with computer science. In this lecture, I will trace some major themes in modal logic, such as expressive power, complexity, multi-modality, and increasingly also: remodeling,...   More >

Beach Bucket Science: Family Learning Workshop

Workshop | May 6 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

In this Family Learning Workshop, parents will find out about the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and ways to support their children’s critical thinking skills. Kids will explore beach buckets and learn to make detailed observations about sands brought in from around the world.

 NGSS discussions geared towards grades 2–5.

 This workshop is free with your Hall admission. Free for members. RSVP online by May 6.

Logic at UC Berkeley Conference: Applying logic to practice in computer science

Seminar | May 6 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Ronald Fagin, IBM Almaden Research Center

 Department of Mathematics

The speaker will talk about applying logic to practice in computer science, with a focus on two IBM case studies. In the first case study, the practitioner initiated the interaction. This interaction led to the following problem, which the speaker arrived at by thinking of the issue in terms of fuzzy logic. Assume that there is a set of “voters” and a set of “candidates”, where each voter...   More >