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Thursday, September 12, 2019

ImageXD 2019

Conference/Symposium | September 11 – 13, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

BIDS ImageXD (Images Across Domains) aims to 1) Foster a cross-disciplinary community of image processing experts from academia, research, and industry; 2) Develop a shared understanding of each other’s use of image processing data, algorithms, and software; and 3) Help our community share knowledge ...   More >

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | September 12 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall


 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Applied Math Seminar: Diabatic Surface Hopping, Marcus Rate and Ehrenfest dynamics

Seminar | September 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Di Fang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Surface hopping algorithms are popular tools to study dynamics of the quantum-classical mixed systems. In this talk, we will present a surface hopping algorithm in diabatic representations, in the view point of time dependent perturbation theory and semiclassical analysis. The algorithm is validated numerically in both weak coupling and avoided crossing regimes. We then discuss some recent...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Residual Properties of Groups

Seminar | September 12 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Nic Brody, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A group is said to be residually finite if every nontrivial element can be distinguished from the identity in a finite quotient. We introduce the notion of an (alpha, kappa)-residual group, for alpha an ordinal and kappa a cardinal. The ordinal generalization allows one, for example, to measure the degree to which a given group fails to be residually finite in a more refined manner. The cardinal...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic TBA

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

 Xavier Jaravel, London School of Economics and Political Science

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Seminar 271, Development, Joint with OEW: Stigma in Social Learning: Theory, Evidence and Policy

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

 Arun Chandrasekhar

 Department of Economics

*Please note change in time/location seminar due to joint event.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar Joint with Development Seminar

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

 Arun Chandrasekhar, Assistant Professor, Stanford

 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 >

Faculty Conversations on Design for Democracy

Panel Discussion | September 12 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

UC Berkeley faculty join in a discussion of design and democracy.

EECS Internship Fair

Career Fair | September 12 | 12-4 p.m. | Recreational Sports Facility, RSF Field House Gym

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

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

If you're a returning EECS or CS student or have skills suitable to technical and computer science related internships, 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 Adobe, Amazon,...   More >

BPM 107 ADA and FMLA

Workshop | September 12 | 1-4:30 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.

  Register online

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 12 | 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 >

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Michael Davidson

Seminar | September 12 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Michael Davidson

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Michael Davidson, Assistant Professor at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy & Strategy, will present: "Eliminating Wasted Wind Energy in China: The Good, the Bad, and the (Ugly) Markets." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Imaging the Molecular Pathology of Alzheimer’s Disease

Seminar | September 12 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 William Jagust, University of Calfornia, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

CRG Thursday Forum Series: Book Talk: Fearing the Black Body

Panel Discussion | September 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Sabrina Strings, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Irvine

 Savala Trepczynksi, Executive Director, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

 Center for Race and Gender, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

Join us for the first CRG Thursday Forum as author Sabrina Strings of UC Irvine discusses her new book, Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia, with the Henderson Center’s Savala Trepczynski.

Event co-sponsored by the Thelton E. Henderson for Social Justice at Berkeley Law.

CRG Thursday Forums are open to the public and the location is wheelchair accessible. Light...   More >

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Seminar 242, Econometrics: Reading Group Meeting

Seminar | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

Information Overload and the "Illusion of Knowing": Studying for Mastery in the Social Sciences

Workshop | September 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 151 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

Does your studying mainly involve memorizing facts? Do you forget most of what you've learned once the semester ends? Are you ready to move from memorization to mastery of course concepts? Attend our workshop on MARGE, where we discuss how learning works and how you can customize your studying to maximize your capacity to retain, analyze and generate knowledge. RSVP here: bit.ly/SoSciWorkshop

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Quantum Geometric Representation Theory

Colloquium | September 12 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Mina Aganagic, University of California-Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Representation theory and quantum (enumerative) geometry are two areas of mathematics with physics origins. Quantum Geometric Representation Theory is a new field which has begun to emerge at their intersection, and which also has roots in physics. To illustrate its potential, I will describe two applications of it to old problems in knot theory and integrable lattice models. This talk is based...   More >

Will North Korea denuclearize?: Big Deal, Small Deal, or More of the Same?

Colloquium | September 12 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180

 Sung Joo Han, Professor Emeritus, Korea University

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), The Asia Foundation, Institute of International Studies


After the failure of Hanoi U.S.-North Korea summit held in February this year, the impasse between the two countries seemed irreversible. Washington wanted a “big deal” on North Korean nuclear weapons; Pyongyang insisted on a “small deal” first.

President Trump said after the break-up that North Korea wanted too much (“complete lifting” of sanctions) and offered too little (only...   More >

Filled with Meaning: Why Do the Contents of Buddhist Statues Matter?

Colloquium | September 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 James Robson, Harvard University

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Scholars have recently come to realize that religious statues throughout Asia have hidden cavities that are filled with various objects inserted during a consecration ritual. This talk explores the hidden world of these statues through a discussion of a large collection of (primarily) Buddhist statues from China, Korea, and Japan. The statues discussed in this talk contain a niche carved into...   More >

East Bay Science Cafe - the Humble Spud: The potato’s wonderful history and future feeding the world

Presentation | September 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Christine Hastorf, Department of Anthropology


Potatoes are often invisible one one’s plate. Not considered an exotic, it has been a food you can rely on to soothe your soul and stomach. Many have claimed its origin, due to its capacity to keep people alive in so many diverse environments. But its origin history begins 10,000 years ago in highland South America. While introducing the science of the potato and its complexities of...   More >

Diversity of wild potatoes