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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Migrant Labor and Global Health Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 2 – 3, 2017 every day |  Conference Center, UC Davis

 Migration and Health Research Center (MAHRC)

The MLGH Conference brings together a multidisciplinary group of scholars and scientists for two exciting days of exploration and debate on the interrelated issues of labor migration, occupational health, and economics.

International migration is a phenomenon that involves 244 million people worldwide, most of whom move in search of work and wellbeing. Migration is projected to increase in the...   More >

RAPDP - Intermediate - PD2 Proposal Development

Course | March 2 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop that explores the pre-award processes for analyzing requests for proposals, proposal preparation and assembly, submitting a proposal for institutional review via Phoebe, and submission to sponsor.

  Register online

Botanical Illustration: Seeds and Seed Vessels with Catherine Watters

Workshop | March 2 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come spend the day with renowned botanical artist Catherine Watters. In this workshop you will focus on drawing and painting seeds and seed vessels - remarkable structures worth documenting! Class is suitable for the beginner and advanced artist alike.

$90 Adult, $85 Garden Members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Immigration Planning in an Era of Change -- President Trump’s Executive Orders and Post OPT Visa Options for Innovators, Investors and Entrepreneurs

Presentation | March 2 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | International House, Sproul Room

 Bernard Wolfsdorf, Attorney at Law, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Bernard Wolfsdorf, a California State Bar Specialist in Immigration Law will discuss immigration strategic planning for students, staff and faculty. Mr. Wolfsdorf is past President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and will provide insight into the Trump Administration's restrictive thinking on immigration, including new Executive Orders and likely new legislation. This presentation...   More >

Assessing Personality Type and Your Career with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator* (BECAR102)

Workshop | March 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

 TBA, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Myers- Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) can help you understand your preferred work style and how it relates to specific careers and work roles.

ESPM 2017 Seminar Series - Scott Fendorf

Seminar | March 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Scott Fendorf, Huffington Professor of Earth Science, Stanford University

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

"The Asian Water Crisis: Processes Responsible for the Largest Mass Poisoning in History"

Learning-based and behavioural evidence for probabilistic perception in the cortex

Seminar | March 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Jozsef Fiser, Central European University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

560 Evans
The notion of interpreting cortical operations as probabilistic computation has been steadily gaining ground in neuroscience, and with the emergence of the PPC-based and sampling-based frameworks, now there exist clear theoretical alternatives of how such computation might happen in the brain. Nevertheless, a number of crucial issues necessary to make these frameworks biologically...   More >

How Will UC Merced Grow?—a 21 st Century Approach to Campus Expansion

Colloquium | March 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle 117

 Thomas W. Peterson, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost,University of California, Merced; Daniel M. Feitelberg, Vice Chancellor, Planning and Budget,University of California, Merced

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

As a means to accommodate the projected growth of eligible students, the University of California opened its tenth campus in 2005. The long-range goal for the University of California, Merced embraced a vision of a full-service research university that would serve 25,000 students at full capacity. Today’s challenge is how to meet those ambitious expectations in an era of diminished state support...   More >

Derived Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Shifted symplectic structures in derived algebraic geometry (part 2)

Seminar | March 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alex Takeda, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This is a continuation of last week's talk. The derived perspective in algebraic geometry allows us to define the notion of shifted symplectic structures, a generalization of symplectic structures to derived stacks. In this talk I will review the definitions and some theorems by Pantev, Toën, Vaquié and Vezzosi, and then proceed to examples. Most of the talk will be devoted to classes of...   More >

Seminar 251, Labor: CANCELED

Seminar | March 2 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Johannes Schmieder, Boston University

 Department of Economics

Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science: A Book Talk with Clair Brown

Presentation | March 2 | 3-5 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Clair Brown, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Society

 Social Science Matrix, Department of Economics, Institute for Research in Labor and Employment, Library

Please join us as Clair Brown, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Society at UC Berkeley, will discuss her new book, Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science.

  RSVP online

Buddhist Economics

The History of Inequality

Colloquium | March 2 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Walter Scheidel, Professor of Classics and History, Stanford University

 Emmanuel Saenz, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley; Gabriel Zucman, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley; Gregory Clark, Professor of Economics, UC Davis

 Population Science

A colloquium with Walter Scheidel,
Professor of Classics and History, Stanford University.
The UC Berkeley community and the public are welcome.
Admission is free but registration is required

  RSVP online or by calling 510-280-1623, or by emailing evasile@berkeley.edu by February 28.

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 2 | 3-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Emily Harden, Office for the Protection of Human Subjects; Jason Silva, Office for the Protection of Human Subjects

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Featured Speaker: Emily Harden, Office for the Protection of Human Subjects
Featured Speaker: Jason Silva, Office for the Protection of Human Subjects
Moderator: Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
Sponsor: Office of Undergraduate Research

This workshop is designed for undergraduates who are seeking to do independent research involving human participants....   More >

Strong Electron-Phonon Coupling and Ab Initio Theory of Heat Transport

Seminar | March 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Professor Matthias Scheffler, Theory Department of the Fritz Haber Institute

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Different industrial products require materials with very low thermal conductivity, e.g. thermal-barrier coatings in turbines or thermoelectric materials, or high thermal conductivity, e.g. semiconductor technology and heterogeneous catalysis. However, an ab initio theory that can describe materials belonging to the whole range of such thermal conductivities was lacking so far. Recently we...   More >

Five Tables of Literary Associations

Workshop | March 2 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursday and get an up-close view of some of the treasures (and occasional oddities) of the BAMPFA collections, laid out on the five tables in the seminar area. On view in this session: Lewis Carroll’s tiny portrait of bored little girl Xie Kitchin; Julia Margaret Cameron’s romantic photograph Elaine, from Idylls of the King; a witty Buson fan painting...   More >

 Admission to this event is free

Space, time and beyond: important features of molecular signaling by neuromodulators

Seminar | March 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Yao Chen**, Harvard University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Seminar 242, Econometrics: Reading Group

Seminar | March 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Mikkel Sølvsten, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Faltings heights and derivatives of L-functions

Colloquium | March 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Shouwu Zhang, Princeton

 Department of Mathematics

I will talk about my recent joint work with Xinyi Yuan on an averaged version of Colmez’ conjecture with applications to the Andre-Oort conjecture, and discuss some related work by Zhiwei Yun and Wei Zhang on high derivatives of L-functions over function fields.

Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: "1984 or the Brave New World? Evidence from a Field Experiment on Media Censorship in China"

Seminar | March 2 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall

 David Yang, Stanford, Haas School of Business

 Haas School of Business

Part of the Haas School's Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis

Applied Algebra Seminar: Learning Regularizers from Data

Seminar | March 2 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Yong Sheng Soh, California Institute of Technology

 Department of Mathematics

Regularization techniques are widely employed in the solution of inverse problems in data analysis and scientific computing due to their effectiveness in addressing difficulties due to ill-posedness. In their most common manifestation, these methods take the form of penalty functions added to the objective in optimization-based approaches for solving inverse problems. The purpose of the penalty...   More >

Migrating the Black Body: The African Diaspora and Visual Culture: A Roundtable with Prof. Leigh Raiford and Prof. Heiki Raphael-Hernandez

Reading - Nonfiction | March 2 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library (30 Stephens Hall)

 Dr. Leigh Raiford, Chair and Associate Professor of African American Studies, Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley; Dr. Heike Raphael-Hernandez, Professor of English, University of Maryland in Europe

 Center for Race and Gender, Ethnic Studies Library

Migrating the Black Body explores how visual media-from painting to photography, from global independent cinema to Hollywood movies, from posters and broadsides to digital media, from public art to graphic novels-has shaped diasporic imaginings of the individual and collective self. How is the travel of black bodies reflected in reciprocal black images? How is blackness forged and remade through...   More >