Thursday, February 28, 2019
Seminar | February 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall
Manu Prakash, Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University
Remarkable behavioral complexity in metazoans can be attributed to the evolution of the neuron and the nervous system. But for such a system to arise in the pre-cambrian era, precursors of animals without neurons must have roamed the earth at some point of time. Soft-bodied animals make for a very poor representation in our fossil records, shutting the door to inferring origins of behavioral... More >
Seminar | February 28 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
David Martinez-Miera, Carlos III
Joint with Haas Finance Seminar
Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Big Push Policies and Firm-Level Barriers to Employing Women: Evidence from Saudi Arabia"
Seminar | February 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business
Conrad Miller, UC Berkeley
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 >
Presentation | February 28 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Theater director and playwright Peter Glazer will discuss attempts to theatricalize war and military conflict, engaging with Akram Khans XENOS, which will be presented by Cal Performances at Zellerbach Hall on March 2 and 3. Cocurator of this semesters Arts + Design Thursdays series, Glazer teaches in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley. His plays,... More >
Seminar | February 28 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Mark Moffett, Smithsonian Institution
Seminar | February 28 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Seminar | February 28 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
(with Cecile Gaubert and Patrick Kline)
7th Annual Environmental Health Sciences Symposium: Children's Environmental Health: Cutting-Edge Solutions for the 21st Century
Conference/Symposium | February 28 | 3-6 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Colloquia Room
Seminar 242, Econometrics: Identification and estimation of spillover effects in randomized experiments"
Seminar | February 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Gonzalo Vazquez-Bare, UC Santa Barbara
Dr. Ambika Kamath: "Three windows into behavioral ecology: Re-examining mating systems in Anolis lizards"
Seminar | February 28 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Miller postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley, Dr. Ambika Kamath, will present a research seminar titled, "Three windows into behavioral ecology: Re-examining mating systems in Anolis lizards." Open to the public.
Career Fair | February 28 | 3:30-6 p.m. | Stanley Hall, Atrium
The top talent of UC Berkeley and local biotech employers at the largest biomedical industry event on campus.
Meet representatives from local biotech companies, large and small! All majors and levels welcome - early undergrad to PhD. Not a career fair - some will be hiring, some just want to meet you. Bring your resume if you're job searching and meet some awesome companies.
Colloquium | February 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Simon Hall, 297, Goldberg Room
Calvin Morrill, Stefan A. Riesenfeld Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean for Jurisprudence and Social Policy, UC Berkeley
Steven Lubet and Martín Sánchez-Jankowski will discuss what counts as evidence in ethnographic research and whether replication is possible or desired, as well as considering the ethics of ethnographic research and writing.
Seminar | February 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Norma Morella, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley
As our knowledge of host-associated microbial communities (microbiomes) continues to deepen, there remain key unresolved questions across multiple systems. Among these is an understanding of the forces underlying the assembly of, selection within, and co-evolution among microbiota, all of which depend in part on microbiome transmission mode. My PhD thesis research has focused on characterizing... More >
Seminar | February 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall
James Bornholt, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Washington
In this talk, I present a new application-driven approach to optimizing the automated programming stack underpinning modern domain-specific tools.
Colloquium | February 28 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Fanny Kassel, IHES
Discrete subgroups of Lie groups play a fundamental role in several areas of mathematics. Discrete subgroups of $SL(2,\mathbb R)$ are well understood, and classified by the geometry of the corresponding hyperbolic surfaces. On the other hand, discrete subgroups of $SL(n,\mathbb R)$ for $n >2$, beyond lattices, remain quite mysterious. While lattices in this setting are rigid, there also exist... More >
Colloquium | February 28 | 4:10-7 p.m. | Moses Hall, Howison Library
Luvell Anderson, Syracuse University
While there seems to be agreement that we should aim to make syllabi more diverse and inclusive, not much by way of instruction on how to do so has been offered. Given the perceived importance of syllabus diversification to greater inclusion and diversity within philosophy, it would be wise to pay some more attention to how we go about doing so. In this talk, I aim to do just that. I will first... More >
Presentation | February 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)
Victoria Robinson, American Cultures Center, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women's Studies; Juana Maria Rodriguez, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, and Performance Studies; Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC Research
The Art + Feminism + Race + Justice Wikipedia edit-a-thon at UC Berkeley is part of a national effort that invites participants to become a Wikipedia editor and contribute to addressing this problem. In this panel, speakers will address the importance of moving marginalized voices to the center in repositories like Wikipedia.