Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Conference/Symposium | September 17 | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom
The theme for the 2019 ART Summit focuses on Disrupting Neurodegenerative Diseases.
Why should you come to the ART Summit?
Learning: Come to learn about emerging research and technologies focused on aging.
Professional Development and Collaboration: Mingle to share knowledge with our attendees and poster presenters, exhibitors, and speakers.
If you want to be up to date with all... More >
Information Session | September 17 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge
Theres a place at Apple for every kind of brilliant.
Our differences are our greatest strengths, leading to the collaboration and innovation that allow you to do the best work of your life.
Apple is coming to UC Berkeley for a Networking Event on Tuesday, September 17 and well have ~30 engineers from the business that are looking forward to meeting interested students!
If you plan to... More >
Seminar | September 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Synthetic polymers are significant importance in all aspects of modern life, and during the last few decades, these materials have facilitated major societal advances. Innovative polymeric materials have the potential to address humankinds next grand scientific and technological challenges; however, taking advantage of the opportunities presented by these materials requires new methods for... More >
Information Session | September 17 | 11-11:30 a.m. | Online
Heather Liston, Program Director
Interested in changing careers to finance? Want to understand financial concepts and techniques to better perform your current work? Or you want to broaden your knowledge of investment management or capital gains? Then this certificate is for you.
Seminar | September 17 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: Martin Lettau, UC Berkeley
ABSTRACT: This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of portfolios of active mutual funds, ETFs and hedge funds through the lens of risk (anomaly) factors. We show that that these funds do not systematically tilt their portfolios towards profitable factors, such as high book-to-market (BM) ratios, high momentum, small size, high profitability and low investment growth. Strikingly, there are... More >
SPH Fall 2019 Brown Bag Series: Breast Cancer Gone Viral? Bovine leukemia virus emerging as a probable cause of human breast cancer
Seminar | September 17 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West
Trudy Buehring, Professor of the Graduate School, School of Public Health
Dr. Buehring will discuss the application of the Bradford-Hill causation criteria to help solve a long-term mystery and plan better strategies for primary prevention of breast cancer and perhaps other cancers. Dr. Buehring has been a cancer researcher on the School of Public Health faculty for 35 years.
Presentation | September 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall | Note change in location
This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**
RSVP online by September 13.
Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services
The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.
Colloquium | September 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Erika Brown, Edward E. Hildebrand Research Fellow
Jae Yeon Kim, Edward E. Hildebrand Research Fellow
Colloquium: Hildebrand Scholars Roundtable
Berkeley Graduate Students present and discuss their research on Canadian topics. Lunch provided.
Colloquium | September 17 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 1205 Berkeley Way West
Maya Rossin-Slater, PhD, Stanford University
Dr. Maya Rossin-Slater, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University, will present "When Dad Can Stay Home:Fathers' Workplace Flexibility and Maternal Health".
Tour/Open House | September 17 | 1-2 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join us for a leisurely stroll through the Garden to learn about the plants people have used to heal pain, cause pain, bring about pleasure, celebrate the sacred, and symbolize faith. Cultures from around the world will be represented.
Free with Garden admission, no pre-registration required.
Free with Garden Admission; space is limited, registration required
Seminar 281 International Trade and Finance: A Theory of Falling Growth and Rising Rents: Joint with Macroeconomics
Seminar | September 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall | Note change in time
Growth has fallen in the U.S., while firm concentration and profits have risen. Meanwhile, labors share of national income is down, mostly
due to the rising market share of low labor share firms. We propose a
theory for these trends in which the driving force is falling firm-level costs of spanning multiple markets, perhaps due to accelerating IT advances. In response, the most efficient firms... More >
Seminar | September 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Johannes Hermle, University of California, Berkeley
Seminar | September 17 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Alix Deleporte, UC Berkeley
Szegö kernels encode information on weighted holomorphic functions, or holomorphic sections. In an appropriate large curvature limit, they enjoy a semiclassical structure. Among other applications, these kernels are used to define an alternative quantization scheme : Berezin-Toeplitz quantization. This talk will be an opportunity to further motivate attendance to M. Zworski's course.
Workshop | September 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.
Open to all UC Berkeley students.
Colloquium | September 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Sam Dubal, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine
This talk is not about crimes against humanity. Rather, it is an indictment of humanity, the concept that lies at the heart of human rights and humanitarian missions. Based on fieldwork in northern Uganda, I examine how 'humanity' conceptualizes the LRA as a set of problems rather than a set of possibilities, as inhuman enemies needing reform.
Lecture | September 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Andrew Alan Johnson, Visiting Scholar, CSEAS, UC Berkeley
Along the Mekong River, where it creates the border between Thailand and Laos, hydropower projects have triggered a transformation. Strange floods and ebbs disrupt fish migrations, undercut riverbanks, and sweep away nets. Facing this new landscape, fishermen on the Mekong seek out new, hidden sources of potency that have revealed themselves at the same time as other powers fade in importance.... More >
Seminar | September 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Recent advances in super-resolution fluorescence microscopy have led to ~10 nm spatial resolution and exciting new biology. We are developing new approaches to advance beyond the structural (shape) information offered by existing super-resolution methods, and reveal multidimensional information of intracellular functional parameters, including chemical polarity, diffusivity, and reactivity, with... More >
Lecture | September 17 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Jisha Menon, Associate Professor of Theater and Performance Studies and Director of the Centre for South Asia at Stanford University
Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies
Sugata Ray, Associate Professor, History of Art Department, UC Berkeley
Talk by scholar of postcolonial and performance studies Prof. Jisha Menon
Information Session | September 17 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Accelerating Self-Play Learning in Go
Presented by: David Wu
Over the last few years at Jane Street, we've been increasingly exploring machine learning to build more sophisticated models in various areas of trading, and many of us are fascinated by the developments in the state of the art as a whole over that time.
Around early 2018, I started a personal hobby project to explore neural net... More >
Career Fair | September 17 | 6-9 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Building 6th Floor
Whether you're looking for summer 2020 internships or a full-time role, come and talk to firm representatives from across the healthcare industry! Firms include Kaiser Permanente, Deloitte, Abbott, Blue Shield, Rock Health, and more!
Film - Feature | September 17 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A lovelorn village youth gets another chance at romance when he and his disinterested paramour are cast as husband and wife by a visiting film crew in Kiarostamis wryly romantic, fittingly self-reflective third part of the Koker trilogy, shot in the same village as his earlier Where Is the Friends Home? and And Life Goes On. Effectively remixing the entire set-up of And Life Goes On, albeit... More >
Reading - Literary | September 17 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | First Congregational Church of Berkeley
Amitav Ghosh, Author
Vijaya Nagarajan, Associate Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies and in the Program of Environmental Studies, University of San Francisco
A talk by Author, Amitav Ghosh
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day | Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)
Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be... More >
You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor
Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.
Oranges debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a... More >
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