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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: (Log-)epiperimetric inequality and regularity at isolated singularities for almost Area-Minimizing currents

Seminar | March 22 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Luca Spolaor, MIT and Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

The uniqueness of blow-up and regularity of multiplicity-one minimal surfaces at isolated singularities has been successfully investigated by Allard-Almgren [Ann. of Math. '81], in the integrable case, and by L. Simon [Ann. of Math. '83], in its full generality. In this talk I will present a simple and completely variational approach to this problem, achieved by proving a new logarithmic...   More >

Invisible No More: A Symposium on Resisting Police Violence against Black Women and Women of Color

Conference/Symposium | March 22 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Center for Race and Gender, Department of Ethnic Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Institute of Governmental Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Townsend Center for the Humanities, American Cultures, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor

The Center for Race & Gender presents…


Experiences of women of color – often invisible in broader debates and movements around police violence, criminalization, and gender-based violence – must fuel our research & resistance.

March 21-22, 2018
Multicultural Community Center, MLK Student...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | March 22 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Sabrina Howell, NYU

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Josh Bloomenstock, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Paper: Migration and the Value of Social Networks

2018 ESPM Seminar Series - Jonathan Baillie

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

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

Jonathan Baillie, Chief Scientist and Senior VP of the National Geographic Society presents, "The New Scientific Vision of the National Geographic Society"

Coffee will be served at 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall.

This event is open to the public.

Mistaking Minds and Machines: How Speech Affects Dehumanization and Anthropomorphism

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Juliana Schroeder, Assistant Professor, Haas Management of Organizations Group

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

Please join us on Thursday, March 22 at 12pm as Juliana Schroeder, Assistant Professor in the Haas Management of Organizations Group, will discuss her recent research, which focuses on how the voice can affect the likelihood of mistaking a person for a machine, or a machine for a person.

  RSVP online by March 20.

Juliana Schroeder

Planning Your Pregnancy Leave (BEUHS315)

Workshop | March 22 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Nicole Roses, UCB HR Employee Relations Consultant; Sheila Taliafero, UCB Disability Counselor; Gabe Schmidt, UCB Health Care Facilitator; Ann Gilbert, UCB Academic Personnel

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees. Enroll online.

  Register online

Seminar 217, Risk Management: The Financing Rate Implied by Equity Futures

Seminar | March 22 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Nick Gunther, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

This talk will explore the cost of implicit leverage associated with an S&P 500 Index futures contract and derive an implied financing rate. While this implicit financing rate was often attractive relative to market rates on explicit financings, the relationship between the implicit and explicit financing rates was volatile and varied considerably based on legal and economic regimes. Among other...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Gym Usage and Cost Salience

Seminar | March 22 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Andy Schwartz, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

The Future of Free Speech and Campus Debate

Panel Discussion | March 22 | 1-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 George Thomas, Claremont McKenna College

 Shep Melnick, Boston College; Lindsay Shepherd, Laurier University; Larry Alexander, University of San Diego School of Law; Joshua Dunn, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; April Kelly-Woessner, Elizabethtown College; Steve Teles, Johns Hopkins University

 UC Berkeley School of Law

March 22, 2018
310 Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

Panel 1 (1 – 2:50 pm): The Blurred Lines Over Free Speech, Hate Speech, and Academic Freedom

Panel 2 (3:10 – 5:00 pm): Is Intellectual Diversity Essential to Academic Excellence?

Total Station Training

Workshop | March 22 | 1-4 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility), Meet in Atrium and move outside building | Canceled

 Archaeological Research Facility

We’ll meet in the ARF Atrium and, weather permitting, we’ll go outside with the units. The total stations are our Sokkia SET 5 series that are typically used for precision mapping during excavation.

  Register online

Sokkia SET 5

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

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.

Interactive systems for code and data demography

Seminar | March 22 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 Soda Hall - HP Auditorium

 Elena Glassman, Postdoctoral Scholar, EECS; UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I will focus this talk on systems that use program analysis, program synthesis, and visualization to power active data-driven teaching in large programming classrooms and passive knowledge sharing within developer communities.

Beyond Identity: Building Collective Struggles for Racial and Health Justice

Colloquium | March 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Room 221

 George Lipsitz, Professor of Black Studies, UC Santa Barbara; Rupa Marya, Associate Professor of Medicine and Faculty Director of the Do No Harm Coalition, UC San Francisco; Carlos Martinez, PhD student, UC Berkeley/UC San Francisco Joint Program in Medical Anthropology

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine

Since the 2016 presidential elections, “identity politics” have come under acute fire by a number of liberal and left commentators who fault its proponents with dividing civil society and social movements, while creating a backlash that brought Trump to power. Yet, extensive scholarship in social science and public health has made it clear that race has been and continues to be a foundational...   More >

Celebration of the Contributions of Bob and Becky Tracy to Irish Studies at Berkeley and in the Bay Area

Panel Discussion | March 22 | 6-8:30 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English, Irish Studies, Celtic Studies

We hope that you will join us on Thursday, March 22nd, to celebrate the long and crucial presence of Robert and Rebecca Tracy in the Irish Studies scene in the Bay Area. From 6-7 p.m. we’ll gather in the Maude Fife Room (315 Wheeler Hall on the UC Berkeley campus) for a program of brief remarks by members of the Celtic Studies Program and the English Department at Berkeley as well as the Irish...   More >