Thursday, April 18, 2019
Conference/Symposium | April 17 – 18, 2019 every day | David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA
Before World War II, Robert Musil famously claimed that there was nothing in this world as invisible as a monument. Yet, recent events in Charlottesville, New Orleans, and elsewhere signal Musil might have been mistaken: monuments and memorials can be... More >
[Peterson Speaker Series] Leading the Pack: How Companies are Collaborating to Tackle Plastic Packaging Waste
Panel Discussion | April 18 | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Hall
According to the EPA, containers and packaging make up a major portion of municipal solid waste (MSW), amounting to 77.9 million tons of generation in 2015. The issue of plastic packaging waste is a complex, universal issue. Our culture of ... More >
Seminar | April 18 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall
Jérémie Szeftel, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
I will discuss a joint work with Sergiu Klainerman on the stability of Schwarzschild as a solution to the Einstein vacuum equations with initial data subject to a certain symmetry class.
Course | April 18 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 331 University Hall | Note change in date
Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety
This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work. In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.
Seminar | April 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business
Gabriel Ulyssea, Oxford
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 >
Workshop | April 18 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics
Improve your posture through awareness and exercise. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance. Wear comfortable clothing. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center.
Seminar | April 18 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Paul Turner, Yale University
Panel Discussion | April 18 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 12 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Tara Vassefi, Truepic; Rawan Shaif, Bellingcat; Dearbhla Minogue, Global Legal Action Network; Félim McMahon, Human Rights Center
Join us for a discussion on how innovative, multi-disciplinary investigative and legal approaches are being brought to bear on the situation in Yemenincluding the use of user-generated content and online open-source investigation to measure civilian harm, investigate potential war crimes, and examine the role of the arms trade.
Seminar | April 18 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Seminar | April 18 | 1-5:30 p.m. | Stanford GSB
Joint Seminar with Stanford
Seminar | April 18 | 2-4 p.m. | 479 Bancroft Library
Katelijn Vandorpe, KU Leuven
Center for the Tebtunis Papyri
The Erbstreit papyri are a bilingual (Demotic-Greek) dossier that was assembled, as their name indicates, as a result of inheritance disputes. They were once part of a family archive kept in the Upper Egyptian town of Pathyris (modern Gebelein). The disputes started after the death of a woman called Tamenos, when her sister and her nieces claimed the large plots of land that she had... More >
Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "Taxing Billionaires: The Geographical Sensitivity of the Forbes 400 to Estate Taxes"
Seminar | April 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
with Dan Wilson
Panel Discussion | April 18 | 2:30-4 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Richard Scheffler, Professor, School of Public Health & Public Policy
Chancellor Carol Christ, UC Berkeley; Guy Nicolette, Assistant Vice Chancellor, University Health Services; Sam Ku, Internal Director, ASUC Mental Health Commission
Join us for a conversation about mental health at UC Berkeley featuring:
- A panel discussion with Chancellor Carol Christ
- Results from a new study documenting the rise of anxiety disorders on college campuses
- A reception with the Berkeley student mental health community, student leaders, mental health professionals, and campus administrators
Seminar | April 18 | 3-4 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Guido Imbens, Stanford
Seminar | April 18 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Pablo Rodriguez Lozano, Postdoctoral Fellow in ESPM, will present: "Advancing knowledge on non-perennial streams: from fish ecology to environmental perception." Hosted by Stephanie Carlson. Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.
Colloquium | April 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Center
Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Professor of Education and Sociology, American University
Miller-Idriss explores how extremist ideologies have entered mainstream German culture through commercialized products and clothing laced with extremist, anti-Semitic, racist, and nationalist coded symbols and references. Drawing on a unique digital archive of thousands of historical and contemporary images, as well as scores of interviews with young people and their teachers in two German... More >
Panel Discussion | April 18 | 4:30 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall
Department of English, Medieval and Early Modern Colloquium.
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What Can I Do With International Relations and Policy?: International Relations and Policy Career Panel
Career Fair | April 18 | 6-8 p.m. | 104 Barrows Hall
Join the International Relations Council of Berkeley for our second career panel and networking night!
We will be featuring speakers and professionals from various IR/policy organizations including: Peace Corps, Refugee Transitions, American Foreign Service Association, Kiva, and the World Trade Center Northern California! Speakers will present themselves and answer questions preceding an... More >
Panel Discussion | April 18 | 6-8:05 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
SWE Startup Spring at Berkeley presents the first of a two-part series on Women Entrepreneurs: How To Be an Effective Female Founder on April 18th, 6-8pm at 290 HMMB.
Do you want to know how to become an effective female founder? Come listen to panelists Caroline Winnett, Executive Director at SkyDeck, Maria Artunduaga, CEO of Respira Labs, Paola Santana, Founder of Matternet and now Social... More >
Genetically Modify Food!: The business of fear and a distorted reality from the perspective of Daniel Westcott
Seminar | April 18 | 6:15-7:15 p.m. | The Octopus Literary Salon
Daniel Westcott, PhD Candidate
Vegan, omnivore, keto what we eat is essential to our culture, health, environment and identity. It should be no surprise that we care deeply about our food choices. But in todays grocery, those choices can be overwhelming and we use shorthand to make decisions. Daniel Westcott, a former organic farmer and a current PhD student at UC Berkeley will try to unpack the labels and offer some insight... More >