Thursday, February 1, 2018
Seminar | February 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Carolyn Merchant shares her lecture, "The Anthropocene: The Age of Humanity".
Refreshments will be served at 11:30 am in 139 Mulford.
This event is open to the public.
Workshop | February 1 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room
Becky Miller, Bioscience and Natural Resources Library
Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers. It is also an academic discovery and collaboration tool.
This hands-on workshop will give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. Experienced users should bring their Mendeley questions!
Seminar | February 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business
Erika Deserranno, Northwestern
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 >
Seminar | February 1 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Michael Harvey, University of Michigan
Seminar | February 1 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: Markus Pelger, Stanford
This papers deals with the approximation of latent statistical factors with sparse and easy-to-interpret proximate factors. Latent factors in a large-dimensional factor model can be estimated by principal component analysis, but are usually hard to interpret. By shrinking the factor weights, we obtain proximate factors that are easier to interpret. We show that proximate factors consisting of... More >
Conference/Symposium | February 1 | 1-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium
Christie Hale, PhD Student, UC Berkeley, GeoSystems, Civil and Environmental En
Michael Gardner, PhD Student, UC Berkeley; Amr Ewais, Researcher, UC Berkeley, GeoSystems, Civil and Environmental En; Estefan Garcia, PhD Student, UC Berkeley, GeoSystems, Civil and Environmental En; Nella Pierre Louis Desruisseaux, PhD Student, UC Berkeley, GeoSystems, Civil and Environmental En; James Fern, Researcher, UC Berkeley, GeoSystems, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
On behalf of the graduate students of the UC Berkeley GeoSystems program, we are pleased to announce our first annual Geotechnical Engineering Research Symposium. This event is an opportunity for current PhD students and Research Associates to share their research with the geotechnical engineering industry. There will be short oral presentations as well as time for one-on-one interactions via a... More >
$ 25 General Admission, $ 0 Full Time Students, $ 0 Faculty
Seminar | February 1 | 2-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430-438 Wozniak Lounge
Dr. Scott Baden, Leader, Computer Languages and System Software Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
I will describe custom source-to-source translators targeting different
performance programming problems arising in large scale computation.
I will conclude the talk with earlier work on run times, that led to the
research in domain specific translation.
Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall
In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.
Colloquium | February 1 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall
Sumiyoshi Tomohiko, Keiō Univeristy
Books printed in Japanese Zen monasteries during the medieval period are known as Gozan-ban or Five Mountains editions. Originally, Gozan-ban were printed for the self-education of Gozan monks who were expected to imitate the latest Chinese scholarship and act out another culture in Japan. At this time, in the 13th to 14th centuries, Chinese Zen masters visited Japan very often, while Japanese... More >
Colloquium | February 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Shelly Harvey, Rice University
A group is called large if it has a finite index subgroup which surjects onto a non-abelian free group. By work of Agol and Cooper-Long-Reid, most 3-manifold groups are large; in particular, the fundamental groups of hyperbolic 3-manifolds are large. In previous work, the first author gave examples of closed, hyperbolic 3-manifolds with arbitrarily large first homology rank but whose fundamental... More >
Colloquium | February 1 | 4-6 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge
Join the discussion organized by the Nicaragua Center for Community Action, SOCLA-North America, and the Task Force on the Americas to welcome the Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo (ATC) and voices from Via Campesina in a conversation on food sovereignty and agroecology!
On this tour, the ATCs Marlen Sanchez and Dionys Melgara will be speaking and exchanging on the importance of La Via... More >
Colloquium | February 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Andre Schmid, University of Toronto
Laura Nelson, UC Berkeley
How was proper consumption conceived in the newly emergent socialist order of North Korea? Despite the desire of the Party-state to represent a population united around the Kim family and the (not unrelated) tendency of foreign observers to see North Korea as an extreme case of totalitarianism, there was in fact no straightforward answer to this question in the early postwar years.