Monday, November 26, 2018
An Overview of the NSF Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) SimCenter at Berkeley: SEMM Seminar
Seminar | November 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall
Sanjay Govindjee, Professor, UC Berkeley
This presentation will give an overview of the SimCenters recent activities and discuss how students and researchers can participate.
Workshop | November 26 – December 31, 2018 every Monday | 12-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Wellness Room
Overcome insomnia & stress. Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resiliency & well-being. No previous experience required. Open to students, staff, and faculty in the Cal community (UCB ID required to enter Moffitt Library). For the mindfulness-curious to novices and experts. Weekly practice or drop in.
Seminar | November 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Tyler VanderWeele, Harvard School of Public Health
Sensitivity analysis is useful in assessing how robust an association is to potential unmeasured or uncontrolled confounding. This article introduces a new measure called the E-value, which is related to the evidence for causality in observational studies that are potentially subject to confounding. The E-value is defined as the minimum strength of association, on the risk ratio scale, that an... More >
Colloquium | November 26 | 12-2 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Catherine Ceniza Choy, Professor of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies and Department Chair, Department of Ethnic Studies
What would happen if we placed the lives of Filipino women at the center of a transnational narrative about U.S. and Philippine histories? This talk explores the connections and divergences among three Filipino women who migrated to the United States at different times during the twentieth century, led singular careers in education, public... More >
Help focus your mind and foster your creativity. Increase your resiliency and well being. Join Jeffrey Oxendine of the School of Public Health for mindfulness practice.
All experience levels welcome; weekly practice or drop in attendance also welcome. Mondays from noon to 1pm.
Must have campus I.D. (Cal 1 card) for entrance
Workshop | November 26 | 12:10-3:30 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
At 1pm the workshop will begin at the UC Faculty Club lawn where subsurface features are being mapped.
Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff. Make reservations online
Seminar | November 26 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Trevor Hyde, University of Michigan
Necklace polynomials enumerate aperiodic necklaces of colored beads. They have a long history passing through number theory, geometry, representation theory, and combinatorics. I will discuss some recent work which began with the observation that necklace polynomials vanish at many roots of unity. We will see how this phenomenon connects to results of Metropolis and Rota, and how it extends to... More >
Political Research Lunch Seminar: "Electoral competition, Campaign messages and Commitment: Evidence from French legislative elections (1958-1993)
Seminar | November 26 | 12:40-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Caroline Le Pennec, UCB Econ
Seminar | November 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled
Seminar | November 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Guo Xu, UC Berkeley
Workshop | November 26 – 28, 2018 every day | 2-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
The workshop follows a meeting held at the University of Munich in July 2018, within the frame of a project between LMU and UCB on Digital Humanities, Egyptology and Heritage preservation. It aims at discussing new digital approaches for Heritage preservation in ancient Egypt, on a comparative perspective.
Seminar | November 26 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Adam Jacob, UC-Davis
In this talk I will discuss the vector bundle analogue of the degeneration problem for Ricci flat K3 surfaces considered by Gross-WIlson (and later Gross-Tosatti-Zhang). Namely, given an elliptically fibered K3 surface equipped with complex vector bundle, what are the convergence properties of a family of SU(n) ASD Yang-Mills connections as the elliptic fibers collapse? Under certain geometric... More >
Seminar 271, Development: "Testing for Labor Rationing: Revealed Preference Estimates from Hiring Shocks"
Seminar | November 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Supreet Kaur, UC Berkeley
Seminar | November 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
Ian Leighton is a digital product designer from the Bay Area, now based in Lisbon. He graduated from UC Berkeley in Mechanical Engineering (2011). He founded a startup, Embark which created a dozen public transit apps for iPhone, and was acquired by Apple in 2013. At Apple, Ian worked on a large part of the design for Apple Maps Transit. His talk will explore "Design in Transit."
Seminar | November 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Today's Future Sound: Using Hip Hop Beat Making as a Culturally Sustaining Therapeutic and Interdisciplinary Educational Intervention
Colloquium | November 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1215 (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA)
Elliot Gann, Today’s Future Sound
This interactive presentation will present Dr. Gann's Therapeutic Beat Making (TBM) model as well as the Hip Hop Pedagogy and use of Hip Hop Beat Making/Culture as a culturally responsive intervention in school, community, and juvenile justice settings. An introduction to Complex/Developmental Trauma will be covered, and how TBM addresses symptoms and challenges. Additionally, attendees will get... More >
Seminar | November 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 6415 Dwinelle Hall
Robert Strand, Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and Assistant Professor of Leadership & Sustainability, Copenhagen Business School
Seminar | November 26 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Prof. Richmond Sarpong, UC Berkeley