<< Week of March 29 >>

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Twined Sweetgrass Basket Weaving with Charlie Kennard

Workshop | March 29 | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

We will begin small twined baskets made with a diminutive relative of tule (Schoenoplectus americanus) known as “sweetgrass” among native weavers in the Pacific northwest. As well as being fragrant, it is strong and soft, and lends itself to a variety of weaving strokes.

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Charlie Kennard of San Anselmo is a long-time basket weaver and student of California Indian and other traditional...   More >

$130 / UCBG Members $120

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Kristen Syrett

Colloquium | March 30 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Kristen Syrett, Rutgers University

 Department of Linguistics

Solidarity or Realpolitik: Documentary Performance of Ethnic Relations in China

Colloquium | March 30 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Ying Qian, Assistant Professor, Dept. of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Columbia University

 Weihong Bao, Associate Professor, EALC, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

This talk discusses how ethnographic documentary films and their filmmaking processes constructed distinctions, formed ethnographic knowledge, and contributed to the changing relationships between the Chinese state and the minority peoples at its border. I focus on two historical periods – the Sino-Japanese War period when the KMT government attempted to wield further control over its border...   More >

Interdisciplinary approaches to reveal parasite vulnerabilities

Seminar | March 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Emily Derbyshire, Duke University

 College of Chemistry

Within the liver a single Plasmodium parasite transforms into tens of thousands of blood infective forms to cause malaria. The Derbyshire lab combines chemical biology, biochemistry and genomics to uncover molecular events that drive this transient developmental stage within the liver. Through an integrative approach, we utilize small molecule probes, gene sequencing technologies and a forward...   More >

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | March 31 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

ABSTRACT:

Innate immune mechanisms of synapse remodeling

Seminar | March 31 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Anna Molofsky, University of California, San Francisco, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics (Joint with History)

Seminar | March 31 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Lee Ohanian, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

 Department of Economics

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics (Joint with Theory Seminar): Decency

Seminar | March 31 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Tore Ellingsen, Stockholm School of Economics

 Department of Economics

Seminars 271 and 281, Development and International Trade and Finance: Tba

Seminar | March 31 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Gabriel Kreindler, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | March 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prineha Narang, Materials Theory, Harvard University

 College of Chemistry

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Amy Winter: A Demography Brown Bag Talk: Talk title TBA

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

 Amy Winter, Postdoctoral Fellow, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

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

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Cowpea: a reliable friend of humanity and its genome"

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

 Timothy Close, Professor and Geneticist, Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Agricultural Plant Genomics and BreedingResource development: high-density genotyping, genome sequences, markers, germplasmCowpea (Vigna unguiculata): biotic & abioitic stress, seed quality, domestication traitsDehydrin proteins and multigene family.

Timothy Close

BPM 210 Building Trust

Workshop | April 1 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content provides a common language and framework, focused on the specific behaviors that build trust.

Center for Computational Biology Seminar

Seminar | April 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Sean Eddy, Professor, Harvard University

 Center for Computational Biology

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Workshop | January 15 – December 16, 2020 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Find out more at toastmasters.org or just drop by one of our meetings to get started.

Toastmasters on Campus has earned Toastmasters' highest honor, the...   More >

Thursday, April 2, 2020

BPM 109 Compensation and Benefits

Workshop | April 2 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers the basics of managing employee compensation and understanding the benefits structure, benefits eligibility, related benefits packages, and the employment/life events that impact benefits.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "All aboard: The aggregate effects of port development"

Seminar | April 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 325 Cheit Hall

 Claudia Steinwender, Assistant Professor, MIT Sloan

 Haas School of Business

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 >

Bpm 107 Ada and Fmla

Workshop | April 2 | 1-5 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content explains the laws, eligibility requirements, and rights and responsibilities related to ADA/FMLA.

Seminar 251: “Topic Forthcoming"

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

 Center for Labor Economics

The temporal dynamics of neuronal responses in human visual cortex

Seminar | April 2 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Jonathan Winawer, New York University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Initiative: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Panel Discussion | April 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Angana P. Chatterji

 Center for Race and Gender

Angana P. Chatterji, Research Initiative Co-chair and CRG Research Anthropologist, will discuss the latest research and work of the Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Initiative.

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Friday, April 3, 2020

2D Moiré Superlattices: a New Hubbard Model Simulator: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Kin Fai Mak, Cornell Univ., Applied and Engineering Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The Hubbard model, first formulated by physicist John Hubbard in the 1960s, is a simple theoretical model of interacting quantum particles in a lattice. The model is thought to capture the essential physics of high-temperature superconductors, magnetic insulators, and other complex emergent quantum many-body ground states.

Although the Hubbard model is greatly simplified as a representation...   More >

The Right to the City: Indigenous Settlers in Taipei, Taiwan

Colloquium | April 3 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Jin-Yung Wu, Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley, National Taiwan University

 You-tien Hsing, Professor, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center of Global Metropolitan Studies

In this talk Professor Jin-Yung Wu will review a 12 years-long project that has transformed an illegal squatter settlement built by indigenous Amis people from east coast Taiwan into a legal and permanent housing complex in the metropolitan center of Taipei where the housing price had skyrocketed beyond the reach of most young urban middle class in the last two decades. Wearing the hats of urban...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Richard Taruskin (UC Berkeley)

Colloquium | April 3 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

"Exoticism and Authenticity"

Richard Taruskin is an American musicologist, music historian, and critic who has written about the theory of performance, Russian music, 15th-century music, 20th-century music, nationalism, the theory of modernism, and analysis.