<< Friday, December 01, 2017 >>

## Friday, December 1, 2017

### Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

### canceled - Colloquium: Claire Chase

Colloquium | December 1 | 125 Morrison Hall | Canceled

Department of Music

Presented by Cal Performances in association with the Department of Music at UC Berkeley.

Claire Chase is a soloist, collaborative artist, curator and advocate for new and experimental music. Over the past decade she has given the world premieres of hundreds of new works for the flute in performances throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, and she has championed new music throughout the...   More >

### TS-04 Improving Safety at Intersections

Course | November 29 – December 1, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

Nazir Lalani, PE, President, Traffex Engineers, Inc

About 65 percent of all crashes in urban areas and 40 percent of those in rural areas occur at or near intersections or driveways. Safety improvements at these locations have always been a priority and pose a challenge for most transportation agencies in California.

$290.00 ### Botanical Illustration: Winter / Holiday Workshop | November 30 – December 1, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden Botanical Garden This two-day class will introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.$190, $175 members or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu ### Europe and the Euro: The way ahead Panel Discussion | December 1 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | N270 Haas School of Business Barry Eichengreen, UC Berkeley; Gabriele Giudice, European Commission; Gérard Roland, UC Berkeley Ten years after the crisis struck the European economy, wind seems to be back in Europe’s sails. How can the European Union exploit this window of opportunity to strengthen the Economic and Monetary Union, increase the resilience of individual economies and relaunch economic and social convergence between its Member States? RSVP by emailing Viviana Padelli at vpadelli@berkeley.edu by December 1. ### Labor Lunch Seminar: "$15 Minimum Wage Policies: Early Evidence."

Seminar | December 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Center for Labor Economics

### Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | December 1 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 9/8 and 12/1, Samba will be on 10/6 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 11/3. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

### Ground Penetrating Radar for Archaeology

Workshop | December 1 | 1-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

Scott Byram, Research Associate, Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley

Archaeological Research Facility

At 1pm the workshop will begin at the UC Faculty Club lawn where subsurface features are being mapped.

### MENA Salon

Workshop | December 1 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

Every Friday in the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

### BLC Fellows Forum

Presentation | December 1 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

FAll 2017 BLC Fellows, UC Berkeley

Berkeley Language Center

Teaching French Listening Comprehension and Cultural Awareness through Regional Variation
Elyse Ritchey, GSR, French
At the university level, French language instruction in the US traditionally includes a course on phonetics and pronunciation. While the major aim of such courses is to improve students’ speaking and listening competence, they also emphasize speaking ‘correctly’ using...   More >

### Hydrogenase- and ACS-Inspired Bioorganometallic Chemistry

Seminar | December 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

Prof. Marcetta Darensbourg, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University

College of Chemistry

Enzyme active sites such as the [FeFe]- and [NiFe]-H2ases, as well as Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase and Acetyl coA Synthase, ACS, have inspired chemists to use well-established principles and synthetic tools of organometallic chemistry in the development of biomimetics. The usual purpose of such studies is to understand how first-row transition metals are rendered by nature into molecular...   More >

### Dissertation Talk: Meta Learning for Control

Presentation | December 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 730 Sutardja Dai Hall

Yan Duan, UC Berkeley

Dissertation talk on meta learning for control: policy learning algorithms that can themselves generate algorithms that are highly customized towards a certain domain of tasks.

### Logic Colloquium: What is ordinary mathematics?

Colloquium | December 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

Marianna Antonutti, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy

Department of Mathematics

The term “ordinary mathematics” is used to denote a collection of areas that are, in some sense, central to the practice of most working mathematicians, typically taken to contain such fields as number theory, real and complex analysis, geometry, and algebra. This notion has been taken for granted by both philosophers and logicians; for example, reverse mathematics is often described as the...   More >

### QB3 Postdoc Seminar: Examining Eph/ephrin signaling pathways that regulate adult neurogenesis and migration of hippocampal stem cells

Seminar | December 1 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

Kira Mosher (David Schaffer lab)

Approximately two decades ago, the longstanding dogma that the adult CNS is incapable of generating new neurons was overturned with the acceptance that adult neurogenesis truly occurs in mammals. With this understanding also came excitement that in maintaining some level of plasticity in adulthood, diseased brains may be capable of regeneration. While adult neurogenesis has become an important...   More >