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Friday, February 21, 2020

Marx and Philosophy

Conference/Symposium | February 21 | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English, Townsend Center for the Humanities, The Program in Critical Theory, The Florence Bixby Chair, Department of Anthropology, Department of Geography, Radical Geographers, The Counterdisciplinary Spinoza Studies Working Group

This two-day conference will include several panels in which scholars from different disciplines will investigate Marx's relationship to philosophy and the way this relationship has been understood by those in the Marxist tradition.

Speakers will include Jacque Lezra (UC Riverside), Eleanor Kaufman (UCLA) Warren Montag (Occidental College), Banu Burgu (UC Santa Cruz), Max Tomba (UC Santa...   More >

Fung Fellowship Application Due for Fall 2020 cohort

Deadline | February 21 |  2451 Ridge Road, Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership)

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Fung Fellowship applications open to rising juniors
Interested in technology at the intersection of health or conservation?

The Fung Fellowship is a unique opportunity for rising juniors to create innovative solutions in health, conservation, and technology to address real-world challenges alongside our community and industry partners. Fung Fellows utilize the iterative human-centered design...   More >

Friendly and Fearless

Workshop | February 21 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Rick Hanson, Ph.D.; Daniel Ellenberg, Ph.D.

 The Greater Good Science Center

Combining kindness & assertiveness in relationships with Rick Hanson, Ph.D., and Daniel Ellenberg, Ph.D.

In important relationships at home and at work, we need to respect the needs of others while also sticking up for our own. But easier said than done. In this experiential, practical workshop for helping professionals, Dr. Rick Hanson and Dr. Daniel Ellenberg use positive neuroplasticity to...   More >


OPT Doc Check Workshop

Workshop | February 21 | 10-11 a.m. | 155 Kroeber Hall | Note change in location

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Attend an interactive one hour workshop to review your OPT application with an international student adviser! This is a group workshop that allows you to follow along as a BIO adviser leads you through the application step by step.

During this workshop, you will go over the required documents, how to fill out forms, and most common mistakes in the application. Please bring ALL required...   More >

Marx and Philosophy (Day One)

Conference/Symposium | February 21 | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315

 The Program in Critical Theory, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Social Science Matrix, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Department of English, Department of French, Department of German, Berkeley Network for a New Political Economy

This is a multi-day conference (February 21-22, 10 am-4:30 pm)

Speakers include: Banu Bargu, Eleanor Kaufman, A. Kiarina Kordela, Warren Montag, Vittorio Morfino, Ted Stolze, and Massimiliano Tomba.

This two-day conference seeks to generate and examine the conceptual problems, questions and returns of the relationships (and non-relationships) of Marx and philosophy. What philosophical debts...   More >

Effective Resume Writing

Workshop | February 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

Create a resume that gets attention and results. Learn how to create a document that highlights your transferable skills and the strengths of your unique work history.

  Register online

German 204-Compact Seminar taught by Prof. Hinrich Seeba(only for 5 weeks): Aesthetics of History: Lessing, Schiller, Novalis, Kleist

Seminar | January 31 – February 28, 2020 every Friday | 1-4 p.m. | 282 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of German

 Department of German

In the age of fake news, the disparity of historical and poetic truth, as it emerged in the 18th century, gains new significance. When the study of history became an academic discipline, the role of historical writing between factual report and literary representation was intensely discussed – by historians, philosophers of history and writers, from Chladenius, Wegelin and Gatterer in history, by...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Hot Electrons, Cold Materials: Approaches for Next Generation Semiconductor Devices

Seminar | February 21 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Rehan Kapadia, Professor, University of Southern California

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In the first part of the talk, we discuss our work efficient utilization of non-equilibrium electrons. We show that by carefully considering scattering, transport, and transfer rates, hot electron devices can be rationally designed and implemented.

How Do Emerging Light Harvesting Materials Form, Transform, and Transport Energy at the Nanoscale?: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Naomi S. Ginsberg, UC Berkeley, Chemistry and Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

We are interested in the optoelectronic properties and the spatiotemporal nature of photogenerated energy carrier transport of emerging semiconducting materials, broadly defined.

These materials include not only semiconductors whose basic building blocks are atoms but also those made of small particles or molecules, including the aggregates of molecular pigments involved in photosynthesis....   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Scalar Conservation Law with Levy Initial Data

Seminar | February 21 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Mehdi Ouaki, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The study of the shocks statistics for the scalar conservation law with convex flux and spatially initial random data has been investigated by Menon and Srinivasan. For a large class of random initial data (Spectrally negative Markov processes and derivative of Levy processes with downward jumps), they showed that the Markov property in space is conserved for positive times, and a conjecture has...   More >

How to Get Started in Research

Workshop | February 21 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research


MENA Salon: Refugees and Migration

Workshop | February 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

This week’s salon takes a broad overview of current refugee and migration issues as they relate to the MENA region. What is going on in Turkey, which initially welcomed Syrian refugees but is now hostile towards them? How has Europe’s attitude towards refugees evolved...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Sydney Skybetter

Colloquium | February 21 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Dark Elegies: The Choreographics of Surveillant Systems and National Defense

Choreographer and Lecturer at Brown University, Sydney Skybetter, will present his research on the intersections of gesture, dance history, computer science history and homeland security. With case studies on Facebook, Minority Report, drone surveillance and early motion capture research conducted with choreographers...   More >

Assessing the Reliability of Clothing-Based Forensic Identification

Seminar | February 21 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Hany Farid

 Information, School of

A 2009 report was highly critical of many forensic practices. This is the first thorough analysis of the purportedly distinct patterns on the seams of denim pants.

Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan

Colloquium | February 21 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Kiyoteru Tsutsui, Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Why have the three most salient minority groups in Japan - the politically dormant Ainu, the active but unsuccessful Koreans, and the former outcaste group of Burakumin - all expanded their activism since the late 1970s despite the unfavorable domestic political environment? My investigation into the history of activism by the three groups reveals that a key factor was the...   More >

Logic Colloquium: First Steps in a Theory of Metainferences

Colloquium | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Rohan French, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

According to the nonreflexive approach to the semantic paradoxes presented in French (2016), no inference is, strictly speaking, valid. Nonetheless, there are a number of inference, such as that from a pair of sentences to their conjunction, which strike many of us as being valid. In order to account for this, it is argued in French (2016) that what we are really judging to be valid are...   More >

Coordination Chemistry in 19F Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Agents for Illuminating Biological Environments in Vitro and in Vivo

Seminar | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Emily Que, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin

 College of Chemistry

19F Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an emerging technique for in vivo imaging, showing great promise due to the favorable NMR properties of the fluorine nucleus (high sensitivity, large ppm range) and the lack of detectable fluorine signal in biological systems. Imaging agents can be designed that exhibit either a turn-on or chemical shift response that is selective for a specific biological...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Rachel Mundy (Rutgers University, Newark)

Colloquium | February 21 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

"Songs of the Humpback Whale: Faith, Structure, and Listening in the 20th century"

Rachel Mundy is an Assistant Professor of Music in the Arts, Culture, & Media program at Rugters University in Newark. She specializes in twentieth-century sonic culture with interests at the juncture of music, the history of science, and animal studies. Her research shows how music has been used to navigate...   More >