Thursday, April 19, 2018
Conference/Symposium | April 19 | 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | International House, Golub Home Room
Institute of European Studies, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, Institute of Contemporary History, University of Vienna, Stefan Zweig Centre, Salzburg
Sociologist Ralf Dahrendorf wrote in 1997 that "a century of authoritarianism is by no means the least likely prognosis for the 21st century". Due to economic globalization and digitalization, changes in the realms of life and work are vast and far-reaching, with profound consequences for democracy. This development, however, is not new---a look at globalization from the end of World War I to... More >
Seminar | April 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Kent Daane of ESPM & UCCE shares, "Current biological control efforts against the spotted wing drosophila: an invasive insect to control another invasive insect?
This event is open to the public.
Join us for coffee beforehand at 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall.
In an effort to reduce waste, we ask that you bring your own coffee mug.
Panel Discussion | April 19 | 12:30-1:45 p.m. | Spieker Forum, Chou Hall, Haas School of Business
Marisa de Belloy, CEO, CoolEffect; Paul Hendricks, Environmental Responsibility Manager, Patagonia; Sunya Ojure, Senior Manager of Sustainability, Salesforce; Arjun Patney, Policy Director, American Carbon Registry
Kira Still, Director of Sustainability, UC Berkeley
Our planet is threatened by the dangers of climate change, and with that threat comes more companies and individuals committing to carbon neutrality to help in the fight against climate change. In this panel, discussion will focus on how a company like Salesforce achieved net zero carbon emissions and how they worked with small but mighty dedicated organizations like Cool Effect to helped them... More >
Seminar | April 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building | Note change in date
Sarah Hird, University of Connecticut
Seminar | April 19 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: John Wu, LBL
Significant market events such as Flash Crash of 2010 undermine the trust of the capital market system. An ability to forecast such events would give market participants and regulators time to react to such events and mitigate their impact. For this reason, there have been a number of attempts to develop early warning indicators. In this work, we explore one such indicator named Probability of... More >
Course | April 19 | 1-4:30 p.m. | Elihu M. Harris State Office Building
1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Sadie Costello, Ph.D., Occupational and Environmental Epidemiologist at the School of Public Health, UC Berkeley; Alan Barr, Primary Engineer for the Ergonomics Graduate Training Program, UC Berkeley; Perry Gottesfeld, Executive Director of Occupational Knowledge International
Silicosis is recognized as one of the most common occupational lung diseases worldwide. Exposure to silica dust also plays an even larger role in global health as a contributor to the Tuberculosis (TB) epidemic. This course will explore the challenges in studying occupational exposures, the impact of respirable silica on health, mitigation strategies for drilling into concrete, and the efficacy... More >
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.
Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: joint with Seminar 231, Public Finance: "Race and Economic Opportunity in the United States: An Intergenerational Perspective"
Seminar | April 19 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room C420 | Note change in location
Seminar | April 19 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | C420 Cheit Hall
Nathan Hendren, Harvard University
joint with PF/Labor/OEW. Note change in time and location
Presentation | April 19 | 3-5:30 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall
As newer technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) gain in popularity, how are they impacting teaching and learning in the classroom? What does it mean to teach with rather than about VR and AR? Where and in what ways is VR/AR showing up on campus?
This event is intended as an introduction to VR/AR and other immersive technologies on campus and in the classroom. All... More >
Resisting the Digital Labor Management Robot : Learning to Game The YouTube Search Algorithm from Video Game Commentary Makers
Colloquium | April 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
Hector Postigo, Temple University
This presentation will describe the liminal identities, straddling craftwork and alienation, that these individuals took on through this algorithmically-mediated platform. Sometimes they were unhappy laborers in the creative industry that is user generated content on YouTube. Other times they were media entrepreneurs, savvy about how algorithms determine their viewership and stardom and who were... More >
The Contested Logistics of Racial Capitalism: How Global Commodity Chains Transformed Southern Californias Spatial Politics
Colloquium | April 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall
Juan De Lara, Assistant Professor in American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California
Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Center for Ethnographic Research, Department of Geography, Department of Ethnic Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Division of Equity and Inclusion, Center for Latino Policy Research
In Inland Shift, Juan De Lara uses the growth of Southern Californias logistics economy, which controls the movement of goods, to examine how modern capitalism was shaped by and helped to transform the regions geographies of race and class.
Colloquium | April 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Konstanze Rietsch, King's College London
I will describe the mirror dual object to a Grassmannian, which was introduced in joint work with Robert Marsh, and explain two different aspects of mirror symmetry in this setting. In both applications Gromov-Witten invariants come up, in different ways.
Conference/Symposium | April 19 | 5-8 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall
In the movement for Black Lives, hip-hop artists have given expressive shape to the frustrations and aspirations of a generation of activists. Hip-hop music and art has, in many cases, illuminated the complexities and challenges of the movement and creatively engaged Black futurity, even as the most visible and audible anthems have been coopted in ways that often obscure these meanings. Featuring... More >
Career Fair | April 19 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room
Want to know what it takes to succeed in the U.S. workplace and/or finding internship/job in the U.S.? What cultural differences should you consider? Find out from a panel of Cal international students and alumni who will share their first-hand experience and insights on the following topics:
1. The cultural differences to be aware of during U.S. recruiting process
2. How to adjust to... More >
Colloquium | April 19 | 6-8 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room
Jaime Breilh, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador
Amani Nuru-Jeter, Associate Professor, Public Health, UC Berkeley; Charles Briggs, Professor, Department of Anthropology
Lecture by Jaime Breilh, Rector of the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador
with Amani Nuru-Jeter, Associate Professor, Public Health, as respondent
Sponsored by The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) and the Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, UC Berkeley