<< Week of September 04 >>

Monday, September 3, 2018

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: Holiday (No Meeting)

Seminar | September 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Seminar 217, Risk Management: On Optimal Options Book Execution Strategies with Market Impact

Seminar | September 4 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Saad Mouti, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

We consider the optimal execution of a book of options when market impact is a driver of the option price. We aim at minimizing the mean-variance risk criterion for a given market impact function. First, we develop a framework to justify the choice of our market impact function. Our model is inspired from Leland’s option replication with transaction costs where the market impact is directly part...   More >

Radical reactions for control freaks. New Synthetic methods involving aryl radicals and C–F bonds.

Seminar | September 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Nathan Jui, Department of Chemistry, Emory University

 College of Chemistry

Over the past few years, our group has utilized photoredox catalysis to access highly-reactive radical intermediates. Our broader aims are centered on utilizing these intermediates to deliver structural motifs that are commonly found in drugs and agrochemicals. This lecture will include recent findings that have enabled us to overcome inherent difficulties in aryl radical reactivity, allowing for...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: A perfect Morse function on the SU(2) representation variety of a surface

Seminar | September 4 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

We'll continue to discuss a perfect Bott-Morse function on certain $SU(2)$ representation varieties associated to punctured surfaces following Thaddeus. The variety is a symplectic manifold, with a certain $U(1)$ Hamiltonian action on a subset which is a moment map for the Morse function away from the maximum and minimum critical levels. From this one may deduce that the Morse function is perfect.

Seminar 237, Monetary Policy, Financial Crises, and the Limits to Arbitrage

Seminar | September 4 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Walker Ray, University of California - Berkeley

 Department of Economics

With conventional monetary policy unable to stabilize the economy in the wake of the global financial crisis, central banks turned to unconventional tools. This paper embeds a model of the term structure of interest rates featuring market segmentation and limits to arbitrage within a New Keynesian model to study these policies. Because the transmission of monetary policy depends on private agents...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Solitary waves in deep water

Seminar | September 4 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Daniel Tataru, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Solitary waves are waves on the surface of the water which keep a constant profile and which move with constant velocity. Two longstanding open problems have been whether such waves exist in deep water in the presence of either gravity or surface tension, but not both. This talk will provide the answers to both of these problems in two space dimensions. This is joint work with Mihaela Ifrim.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The maximal rank conjecture (Part I)

Seminar | September 4 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Eric Larson, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

In the first hour, we discuss the problem of interpolation for curves in projective space: When does there exist a curve of degree d and genus g passing through n general points in $\mathbb P^r$?

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Differentiability of operator functions

Seminar | September 4 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Anna Skripka, University of New Mexico

 Department of Mathematics

Study of operator smoothness was initiated in the 50's. Since then it has substantially expanded in scope and methods in response to various problems in perturbation theory. The first order operator differentiability is well understood. In particular, it is known that the set of functions differentiable with respect to the Schatten $S^p$-norms, $p$ >1, can be described in terms of smoothness...   More >

Universal Health Care for Wave Functions

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

 Eric Neuscamman, Dept. of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

The ground state variational principle is arguably the most important tool in quantum chemistry, as it allows one to diagnose and correct problems in approximate ground state wave functions. Indeed, this principle is relied upon directly or indirectly by essentially every method in quantum chemistry, from density functional theory to perturbation theory to coupled cluster. Unfortunately, a...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The maximal rank conjecture (Part II)

Seminar | September 4 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Eric Larson, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

In the second hour, we discuss the Maximal Rank Conjecture, a conjecture formulated originally by Severi in 1915 which prescribes a relationship between the "shape" of the parametric and Cartesian equations of curves in projective space — that is, which gives the Hilbert function of a general curve of genus g, embedded in $\mathbb P^r$ via a general linear series of degree d. We then explain...   More >

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

EECS Career Fair

Career Fair | September 5 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Recreational Sports Facility, Kleeberger Field House

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This event is co-sponsored by HKN and organized in collaboration with the EECS department.

If you're an EECS or CS student or have skills suitable to technical and computer science related positions, this is the fair for you! Recruiters will talk with you about full-time and summer job opportunities. Employers range from large household-name companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon,...   More >

Designing technologies for engineering cells: Targeted, continuous evolution and organelle compartmentalization

Seminar | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 John Dueber, University of California, Berkeley

 Bioengineering (BioE)

My research group aims to reprogram living cells for engineering applications. In this talk, I will discuss two main areas of focus. First, in a collaboration with David Schaffer, we have developed a technology, EvolvR, to harness the cell’s ability to evolve in a more focused, accelerated manner. EvolvR consists of a nicking Cas9 (nCas9) tethered to a nick-translating DNA polymerase (DNAP)....   More >

BUCHANAN ENDOWED LECTURE: "Fusarium graminearum: Can we really outsmart the sly pathogen?"

Seminar | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Nidhi Rawat, University of Maryland

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Genetic resistance to pathogens is the most crucial strategy to overcome this challenge. Using Fusarium graminearum as a model, we are investigating the broad-spectrum strategies that the plants use to resist the pathogen spread.

How We Count: Why Quantitative Social Science Matters.: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Jennifer Johnson-Hanks, Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Population Science, Department of Demography

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

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Obed Hernandez-Gomez: Microbial Ecology of the Amphibian Skin: Investigations of local and regional factors shaping the skin microbiota of amphibians

Seminar | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Obed Hernandez-Gomez

 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 >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Introduction to Skein Algebras and Character Varieties

Seminar | September 5 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Semeon Artamonov, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

To each oriented surface one can associate two algebras: commutative coordinate ring of the character variety of the fundamental group and noncommutative skein algebra. Both algebras enjoy the action of the mapping class group of the surface by automorphisms. In my introductory talk I will define both algebras mentioned above and show how they are related to each other. I will then describe a...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Concentration of the spectral norm of Erdös-Rényi random graphs

Seminar | September 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Gabor Lugosi, Pompeu Fabra University

 Department of Statistics

In this joint work with Shahar Mendelson and Nikita Zhivotovsky, we study concentration properties of the largest eigenvalue of the adjacency matrix of a G(n,p) random graph. We use inequalities for higher moments of general functions of independent random variables and delocalization of the eigenvectors to prove nonasymptotic
concentration inequalities. In particular, we prove that the...   More >

"Investigating Combinatorial Extrinsic Regulation of Pluripotent and Neural Stem Cells for Applications in Regenerative Medicine," Riya Muckom; "Discovery of a Pathway for Terminal Alkyne AminoAcid Biosynthesis", Jorge Marchand.

Colloquium | September 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Jorge Marchand, Ph.D. student in the Chang Group; Riya Muckom, Ph.D. student in the Clark Group and Schaffer Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Book Talk: Farewell, Circus by Woon-Yeong Cheon

Colloquium | September 5 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Woon-Yeoung Cheon has been acclaimed as one of South Korea's most daring and provocative literary voices. In Farewell, Circus (2018), Cheon's nightmarish, grotesque style is movingly mixed with a dreamy tone to create a story as much about an individual woman's personal quest for freedom as it is about disability, marginalization, and transnational migration.

EECS Colloquium: Using Light to see deep inside our bodies and brains

Colloquium | September 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Mary Lou Jepsen, CEO and Founder, Openwater, Inc.

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In a series of mind-bending demos, Mary Lou Jepsen shows how we can use red light to see and potentially stimulate what's inside our bodies and brains. Taking us to the edge of optical physics, Jepsen unveils new technologies that utilize light and sound to track tumors, measure neural activity and could possibly replace the MRI machine with a cheaper, more efficient and wearable...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Genus Two Generalization of $A_1$ spherical Double Affine Hecke Algebra

Seminar | September 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Semeon Artamonov, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Spherical Double Affine Hecke Algebra can be viewed as a noncommutative \((q,t)\)-deformation of the \(SL(N,C)\) character variety of the fundamental group of a torus. This deformation inherits major topological property from its commutative counterpart, namely Mapping Class Group of a torus \(SL(2,Z)\) acts by atomorphisms of DAHA. In my talk I will define a genus two analogue of \(A_1\)...   More >

Pros and Cons of Designing a Job Guarantee Program

Seminar | September 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Director's Room

 Bill Spriggs, Howard University

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

Policy makers frustrated with slack labor markets, diverging wage and productivity growth, and continued lag in the incomes of Black workers have increasingly begun to consider legislation that would guarantee everyone a job.

The right to a job has been part of U.S. policy debates before. In this talk, Spriggs will discuss what a job guarantee would solve, and what problems would remain.

  RSVP online by September 5.

AdaPT: An interactive procedure for multiple testing with side information

Seminar | September 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Will Fithian, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

We consider the problem of multiple hypothesis testing with generic side information: for each hypothesis we observe both a p-value and some predictor encoding contextual information about the hypothesis. For large-scale problems, adaptively focusing power on the more promising hypotheses (those more likely to yield discoveries) can lead to much more powerful multiple testing procedures. We...   More >

Lipid droplets: Organelle crosstalk and cellular functions

Seminar | September 5 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 James Olzmann, Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Lipid droplets: Proteome remodeling and cellular functions

Seminar | September 5 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 James Olzmann, University of California, Berkeley

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Understanding human sociality: From brain to behavior to society

Colloquium | September 5 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Professor Ming Hsu

 Department of Psychology

Abstract: There is increasing concern that the proliferation of AI-driven automation—particularly in areas dealing with labor markets, education, and criminal justice—may perpetuate and even amplify preexisting biases and social inequities facing certain groups of individuals. However, despite the rich social scientific literature on these topics, we are still far from methods and tools that can...   More >

East Bay Science Cafe - Bioinspired Design: from Gripping Geckos, Bouncing Bugs, Leap’n Lizards, and Smart Squirrels

Presentation | September 5 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Robert Full, Department of Integrative Biology

 Science@Cal

As human technologies take on more of the characteristics of Nature, Nature becomes a better teacher. The field of Biologically Inspired Design is becoming a leading paradigm for the development of new technologies. BioMotion Science has figured prominently in advancing our understanding. Geckos climbing with hairy toes has resulted in new adhesives. Insects running and squishing through cracks...   More >

Biologically Inspired Design is becoming a leading paradigm for the development of new technologies.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

CITRIS-ITESM Seed Funding Workshop

Workshop | September 6 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 630 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

The 2019 CITRIS & ITESM Seed Funding opportunity invites Principal Investigators at Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico to work with researchers at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Davis Health System, UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz to apply for seed funding that furthers CITRIS and the Banatao Institute research initiatives, strengthens connections among the campuses, and catalyzes early-stage...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Integrated computational physics and numerical optimization

Seminar | September 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Matthew J. Zahr, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Department of Mathematics

Optimization problems governed by partial differential equations are ubiquitous in modern science, engineering, and mathematics. They play a central role in optimal design and control of multiphysics systems, data assimilation, and inverse problems. However, as the complexity of the underlying PDE increases, efficient and robust methods to accurately compute the objective function and its...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | September 6 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Anton Tsoy, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Citation Tools Overview: Essentials for busy scholars

Workshop | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Susan Koskinen, Library

 Library

Reference management programs allow you to organize your research, collect and cite sources, create bibliographies in a variety of styles, add your own notes and keywords to your collections.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: What are the Price Effects of Trade? Evidence from the U.S. and Implications for Quantitative Trade Models∗

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Xavier Jaravel, LSE

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

IB Seminar: From microbes to ecosystems to earth: a culture transition

Seminar | September 6 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Bruce Hungate, Northern Arizona University

 Department of Integrative Biology

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

Conference/Symposium | September 6 | 5-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe)

 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

The Present and Future of the Irish Language: A Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion | September 6 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Stephens Hall - Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Institute of European Studies

What is the state of the Irish language in a globalized world? Long under threat, Irish has rebounded in recent decades, thriving as a community and literary language while serving as Ireland's official language and an official language of the European Union. While Irish remains a crucial marker of cultural identity for the citizens and residents of Ireland, and for the diaspora worldwide, its...   More >

Free

  Register online

Introduction to UROC: Getting Started in Research for Minority Students

Workshop | September 6 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Ife Ochukwu, UROC (Under-represented Researchers of Color)

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Welcome to our student-led organization, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC)! We serve as a pipeline to increase representation of marginalized students in research programs and grad schools, and seek to build a community of researchers of color.

Ancient Mediterranean Revolutions: AHMA 50th Anniversary

Conference/Symposium | September 6 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

A conference on the theme of Ancient Mediterranean Revolutions to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Graduate Group in Ancient History and Archaeology.

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

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

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 >

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 >

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.

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Saturday, September 8, 2018

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.