Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Conference/Symposium | April 24 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Are you and your organization taking advantage of the opportunities created by todays flood of new data?
Do you know about the latest tools for storing, analyzing, and visualizing data? Have you considered the privacy implications of working with data? How do leaders balance intuition and data in making important decisions?
The UC Berkeley School of Informations DataEDGE conference will... More >
Seminar | April 24 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM
Juliet Lu, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Erik Sathe, Department of Integrative Biology
Juliet is a political ecologist studying the power dynamics involved with the rubber production industry in China and in Laos. In the interview, Juliet explains how political ecology is useful as a lens to explore the interplay of government policy, industry, and conservation.
Seminar | April 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
The autocatalytic, asymmetry-amplifying alkylation of pyrimidine-5-carbaldehydes with diisopropylzinc, crowned as the Soai reaction occupies a venerable position in organic chemistry. Since its discovery, the reaction with its unique properties representing a fortuitous confluence of three phenomena in catalysis: autocatalysis, enantioselective catalysis and non-linear effects (asymmetric... More >
Seminar | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building
Niren Murthy, Department of Bioengineering, UC Berkeley
Seminar | April 24 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Benedetta Lerva; Arlen Guarin Galeano
Colloquium | April 24 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 80 Barrows Hall
Anne-Maria Makhulu, Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University Law
This event is a collaboration of CAS Africa Colloquium Series and Anthropology 183 - The Anthropology of Africa (Ferme)
Since the end of the liberation struggle South Africas cities have become crucial spaces of self-determination and lively community democracy. Yet their form has changed very little instead highlighting the persistence of poverty (and racism) within neoliberal,... More >
Colloquium | April 24 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 80 Barrows Hall
Anne-Maria Makhulu, Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University
In coordination with Anthropology 183: The Anthropology of Africa.
Colloquium | April 24 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 104 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Justin White, PhD, Assistant Professor, Health Economics, Institute for Health Policy Studies & the Dept of Epidemiology & Biostatistics UCSF School of Medicine
Although peer effects have been documented in many contexts, little is known about the role played by peer characteristics in mediating those effects. Are people more likely to follow those most similar to them? Along what dimensions does similarity matter most? We study this question in the context of peer mentoring for smoking cessation, delivered by former smokers through a text-messaging... More >
Seminar | April 24 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Franco Vargas, UC Berkeley
Following the paper of John Pardon of the same title, we will see that there does not exist a faithful action of the p-adic integers on any connected 3-manifold. This is equivalent to showing that any locally compact topological group that acts faithfully on a connected 3-manifold has to be a Lie Group.
Seminar | April 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "Gender Differences in Alternating-offer Bargaining: An Experimental Study"
Seminar | April 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Nagore Iriberri, University of the Basque Country
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.
EY-Parthenon Education Forum Higher Education: Higher education for employment: from a “student service” to an institutional strategy
Colloquium | April 24 | 3-7 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
Rena Dorph, Director, Lawrence Hall of Science; Robert Lytle, Global Head of Education, EY-Parthenon, Ernst & Young LLP; Dave Hoverman, Managing Director, EY-Parthenon, Ernst & Young LLP; Dan Black, Director, EY Global Recruiting Leader, Ernst & Young LLP; Manny Contomanolis, Senior Associate Vice President, Northeastern University; Kelly Peaton, Executive Director, Silicon Valley Organization Foundation; David Stern, Emeritus Professor of Education, University of California, Berkeley; Jim Wunderman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bay Area Council; P.K. Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer, Northeastern University Silicon Valley; Tammeil Y. Gilkerson, President, Laney College; Mary B. Marcy, President, Dominican University of California; John C. Mitchell, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Stanford University; Leroy M. Morishita, President, California State University, East Bay; David Vice, President, Asher College
To get a good job is the top priority of 88% of todays entering freshmen. Embedded within the mission of each higher education institution, then, is an aspiration (implicit or explicit) for excellence in career relevance for its students.
Despite this near-universal objective and a surfeit of programs and services, the putative beneficiaries of these energies students and employers are... More >
$0 There is no price to attend, but registration is required. To register, please email EYPEF.HigherEd@parthenon.ey.com.
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Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium: Simultaneous representation of sensory and mnemonic information in human visual cortex.
Colloquium | April 24 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
John Serences, Department of Psychology, UCSD
Colloquium | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 606 Soda Hall
Hava Siegelmann, DARPA
Lifelong Learning encompasses computational methods that allow systems to learn in runtime and incorporate learning for application in new, unanticipated situations.
Seminar | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
The traditional view of electron correlation is based on the cluster expansion of the correlation energy into contributions from pairs, triples,...of electrons. Fluctuation-based electronic structure methods, on the other hand, use vacuum fluctuations corresponding to virtual pairs of electrons and holes traveling forward and backward in time, and their multiples, to describe correlation in... More >
Colloquium | April 24 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Christopher Rea, University of British Columbia
Weihong Bao, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley
Why do collections of swindle stories appear at certain times and places? In China, for example, the swindle story has experienced bursts of popularity during the late Ming, the early Republican era, the early Mao era, and during the last 20 years. And comparable works exist around the world. What, for example, do Zhang Yingyus Book of Swindles (Ming China, 1617), Richard Kings The New Cheats... More >
Seminar | April 24 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Lorenzo Magnolfi, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Panel Discussion | April 24 | 6-8 p.m. | Haas School of Business
Join Net Impact for an engaging conversation and interactive panel on sustainability in the fashion industry. Panelists will share how their companies are approaching sustainability and the opportunities and challenges that emerging and legacy fashion brands face when it comes to sustainable supply chains. This event is perfect for anyone in business, design or anyone who wants to know more about... More >