Thursday, February 15, 2018
Workshop | February 15 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24
Julia Horvath, Staff Ombuds Office
Learn practical steps for promoting civility at work, including guidelines for considerate conduct and ideas for creating a more inclusive work environment. Participants will also learn how to help their unit establish group norms and effective ways to respond to rudeness.
Workshop | February 15 | 12-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Mohamed Hamed, Middle Eastern & Near Eastern Studies Librarian, UC Berkeley
This workshop is an opportunity for graduate students to meet the new Middle Eastern & Near Eastern Studies Librarian and discover the library's collections for the Middle East and North Africa.
RSVP online by February 13.
Seminar | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Angela Hodge, Dept.of Biology, University of York (UK)
"Plastic plants, patchy soils, and ancient fungi"
Coffee will be served from 11:30 to 12:00 in 139 Mulford Hall.
This event is open to the public.
Workshop | February 15 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Kim Guess, RD, Wellness Program Dietitian, Be well at Work - Wellness
Balanced meals can help keep your energy steady throughout the day and as a bonus, these meals are also good for weight management and long-term health! Learn how to combine food groups in a tasty way that will help you focus on work through the morning, avoid the afternoon slump, and have the energy to do what you want to do when you get home from work. Lecture, brief cooking demonstration, and... More >
Seminar 217, Risk Management: Digitally-driven change in the insurance industrydisruption or transformation?
Seminar | February 15 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: Jeffrey Bohn, Swiss Re
As technology continues to insinuate itself into all facets of financial services, the insurance industry faces a slow-motion parade of promise, possibilities, prematurity, and pared-down expectations. Digitization, the birth of InsurTech, machine intelligence, and the collection & curation of (orders of magnitude) more structured & unstructured data are changing (and will continue to change) the... More >
IB Seminar: Sympatric speciation, diabolical extinction, and gene flow in some of the simplest ecosystems on earth
Seminar | February 15 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Christopher Martin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Seminar | February 15 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Francis Wong, UC Berkeley
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.
Career Fair | February 15 | 3-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
The annual College of Environmental Design Career Fair brings together wide ranging employers and design firms to meet and recruit UC Berkeley students in the disciplines of architecture, planning, urban studies and other environmental design fields.
Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Three principles of data science: predictability, stability, and computability"
Seminar | February 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Bin Yu, UCB
Seminar | February 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
**Soyon Hong**, Harvard University
Seminar | February 15 | 4 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 Soda Hall
Aditya Parameswaran, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
The driving goal of our research is to help individuals and teams--regardless of programming or analysis ability--manage, analyze, make sense of, and draw insights from large datasets. Over the past three years, we've been building (with collaborators at MIT, UMD, and UChicago) a number of tools that empower individuals and teams to perform data science more effectively and effortlessly.
Seminar | February 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Guillaume Basse, Harvard University
Many important causal questions concern interactions between units, also known as interference. Examples include interactions between individuals in households, students in schools, and firms in markets. Standard analyses that ignore interference can often break down in this setting: estimators can be badly biased, while classical randomization tests can be invalid. In this talk, I present recent... More >
Colloquium | February 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Samit Dasgupta, UC Santa Cruz
In this talk we will discuss two central problems in algebraic number theory and their interconnections: explicit class field theory (also known as Hilbert's 12th Problem), and the special values of L-functions. The goal of explicit class field theory is to describe the abelian extensions of a ground number field via analytic means intrinsic to the ground field. Meanwhile, there is an abundance... More >
Colloquium | February 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, Fannie Lou Hamer Center
The CRG Thursday Forum presents...
The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam
Ula Taylor, African American Studies More >